Feb 16, 2013
commented on Mia of Mia Gallery Has Died
Irrepressible! Great description! Thanks Meg and Jen, for all of your lovely words! Mia will be missed. When first asked to donate for Artist Trust, I grew handfuls of inches when I found out she had won my piece. Her dedication and unique vision propelled many studio jewelers in this area and I am sure her influence and spirit are part of the reason the Seattle area has been such a haven for craftsmen.
When I adopted my dog-pal Helmut (13 years ago today!) she used to pick me up and we would drive to a park and wander around talking dogs, art, and the world. Though this seems ages ago, I cherish that time...mentor indeed! In order to sound boldly cliche, we need to keep her spirit alive by acting as her example. Onward we go with sadness in the heart