I began carving just before I became pregnant with my daughter Claire. We were living in New York City just before 9/11.
Carving is my salvation. It’s where I find my peace. Constantly exhausted from the events and tension that stuck our adopted home and caring for my infant daughter - I could carve and forget the blur of the day and focus. I would carve well into the early morning and still wake to feed my baby.
Three years and two toddlers later, they would mimic me and draw or paint with me as I was creating. They often start painting on paper and quickly spread their work onto the floors. We always had great fun finger painting under the tables.
When Claire was about 5 years old, she began drawing her closest friends. This is such a sweet age in so many ways…she had developed into a strong funny person, she had had likes, dislikes and wasn’t afraid to tell you. She expressed herself verbally and artistically. What see saw in her friends was so wonderfully skewed in her mind and translated into sweet aesthetics. Adorable. Mimi Too is a mommy and me collaboration in sterling silver of children, animals and insects seen through the eyes of a 5 year old.
By 2008 we moved back to Hong Kong and I filed this collection away. In 2015 we moved to Vancouver and I rediscovered Mimi Too’s while unpacking. Like connecting to an old friend – I knew right away what I wanted to do. This is my way to give back. I’m blessed to have healthy children and to have lived in six very different and beautiful
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