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Monday, January 4, 2010

A Connected Group of Artisans

I saw the post below as part of Gail Crossman Moore's blogpost and felt it is important to re-post in part. Each time I read a story about one of our fellow lampworkers, I get a stomach ache .

Even if I don't know the person directly, I know of them, or know one of their good friends. We are a connected group of artisans who look out for each other. Although we are scattered across the world, our art world is relatively small. So I'm asking you...if you can, please help in some way. If you can't, please send warm thoughts, prayers or however you do it.

The photo is a collaboration of Meesh and Stephanie Sersich's work from Meesh's website. The rest of this blogpost is a direct quote from Gail Crossman Moore's original post here.

Michele Goldstein is caring around the clock for the dying father of her children. (There is no time for their family to prepare for the end of his life. Steve's sickness was unexpected and the cancer is moving quickly through his body. His death is imminent, and it's only been three weeks since he was diagnosed.)

If you know Meesh, you know that she is the kindest of souls and is always generous and puts others first. She would never think about asking for money from others. That is why her friends are asking you to think of sending her something.

In looking at the dawning of a new 'age', a new year, I want to start it right and send a loving message of direct help to one of us who is in need. Meesh has been unable to work, has needed to cancel shows and is looking at an uncertain future for herself and her two young boys.

It is my hope that we could take some immediate heat off of her situation by laying down a little padding to her nest. Could you help?

If you can help, the most direct route would be through her Paypal account.( If you could forward this to anyone who might be interested in helping, please do!

We will be following this up with an interesting auction of donated items, if you would like to become a part of this please contact either me at or Anne Mitchell at to develop a trust for her children.
---Gail Crossman Moore