Mia Semingson is a creative dynamo ~ every way you look at it. Not only does she own the best paper boutique in town ~ Two Hands Paperie ~ but she's an extremely talented artist too who also happens to teach incredible workshops at the likes of the esteemed Anderson Ranch. It has been so much fun getting to know Mia and her awesome team over the past year, working together on our Makerie weekend retreat and events surrounding it. We have been truly touched by her generous support and the countless volunteer hours she gives to the Makerie and we are more than thrilled to have her teaching a pretty spectacular Pajaki Paper Chandelier workshop for our July Summer Series event. You can create endless, beautiful paper lantern designs that would clearly brighten any space ~ just ask Design Sponge!
The marvelous Mia took some time to answer a few of our fun questions so you had the chance to get to know how fabulous she was too.
All of Sophie Calle’s photo projects are at the top of my inspiration library.
A favorite summer vegetable.
Anything from my garden! Especially fresh tomatoes and basil.
Favorite food hangout in town.
Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place... Locally owned by three sisters, amazing food and fun atmosphere. They also cater to many different dietary needs.
Making ice cream in our backyard with our old fashioned ice cream maker screams summer.
A risk you’re glad you took.
Buying Two Hands Paperie three years ago. It has been an amazing adventure.
A favorite gift you’ve received.
My eight year old wrapped up a Christmas gift all by himself this past holiday season and it included a handwritten card with a drawing of our family and a piece of chocolate from his Halloween loot. A gift from the heart!
What you love most about what you do.
There is never a dull moment. I get to meet so many wonderful creative people in our shop. I am constantly being inspired by our customers.
The lesson I keep learning.
To confront issues head and not put it off.
I write one or two sentences in a five-year journal about my son. I love to read my entries every once in awhile and I look forward to passing it on to him when he is older.
Any tricks for finding life balance?
Take time of for yourself. Spend time alone doing the things you love.
Thank you so much Mia!