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I often get asked for recommendations for local artists because I meet so many at events, or used to before sheltering in place cancelled a lot of them. This will be a collection of artists and vendors that you might love, too!

#localartists #shoplocal

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When I first encountered Mia's art, I was struck by the crisp geometry mixed with fluid organic feel to them. They are mesmerizing. I was first drawn in by the gently swaying branches. It felt like you were lying on your back, looking up through the swaying canopy. The branches and leaves look and feel is so distinct.

When you view them on her instagram @Miamixesmedia, you can see this evolution of ideas, as she dives into a theme, teasing it out over several pieces in feel and color. And then you see those elements again, but re-imagined into a new design, with an entirely different feel.

Definitely go check out all her galleries yourself to go see!

You can check out some of her designs on merchandise in her Society 6 and Threadless pages. Can't you just feel the breeze through the leaves?

Each design element has a series of works where it is center focus, and then a point where she has woven that element into another, differently complex composition. The leaves become filtered through the sharp frame of what feels like a stained glass window.

It's not enough that the art itself is so polished, her media pics of her own work make it look like yet another mixed media piece!

If you can't tell, I really enjoy her work.

They are stained glass windows in some hallowed place, they are just breathtaking. Don't believe me? GO LOOK and see for yourself.

She's truly talented, her photography gallery is something you consume, not just view. The textures, colors, patterns, and light are spectacular.

She sells her artwork, and also takes commissions.

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Updated: Jun 23, 2020

The last few years I have tried to do my gift shopping at the events that I do, so that I'm giving a truly one of a kind gift, something unique that can't be picked up at a big national department store. Something hopefully thoughtful, different, and useful! With sheltering in place, and many events being canceled, I thought I might promote some of those vendors I miss, in case anyone is looking for great ideas to shop local in these strange times.

I admit, I never thought of myself as a fancy soap person. I met the Soapgeek duo at a few events that I do, and of course noticed the beautiful display that they have. Stacks of crisp, enticing squares of soap - colorful, fragrant, textured. I loved the aesthetic of their display, and the wide variety of really unique, compelling scents! They just smelled so good. I ended up buying a bunch as gifts, and several for myself.

I absolutely love them! The scents are bright and wonderful to wake up to. My favorite is Copal, though I love every one that I've used. They offer a little netting bag that makes each bar like a loofah.

I came to find out that they had attended an event where my little plates were for sale, and they use some of my dishes to display some of their items at events! I think I should start making soap dishes and advertising their soaps, just to be fair!!

Danny and Genia are definitely two artists I love! (And I just put in for another order, I can't wait to try the Summer Garden bar, I am such a sucker for those wonderful intoxicating summer blooms.

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