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The #HIT100 and Jess Jacobs

One year ago today, I was at the maker fair in Accident, Maryland. 3-D printing, children painting, and Lego creations surrounded me.  In this maelstrom of creativity, I learned that Jess Jacobs had died.  Funny, delightful, caring Jess was gone.  In the year hence, we dedicated a room in honor of Jess in Salt and Pepper Studios: Home of the Walking Gallery.  People all over the country made donations in her honor.  I placed flowers on our front walk dedicated to her memory. Yesterday, Jess's sister Lauren Jacobs was able to visit the studio.  I was honored to show her Jess’s room.  Lauren remarked on how much Jess would have loved the room.  I built a large display case full of Jess’s art within the doorway frame to the adjoining bedroom.  I think there is a kind of poetry in that.  Jess lives on in a doorway between this room…