Sunday, December 22, 2013

Thank You Notes-Tis' the Season!



Sending a thank you note after receiving a gift is something that seems to be a lost art these days. While I am sure I have missed a few people here and there, I really enjoy making and sending a note after I receive a gift or when someone has gone out of their way to do something nice for me.

Since it is that time of year once again, please indulge me and allow me to get up on my high horse and offer a few tips for writing thank you notes. You will be rewarded with a free Thank You card download that you can print and use as many times as you like.

First, I would like to say that if you have received a gift through the mail, it's nice to let the sender know that it arrived. I think we have all wondered if the gift we sent made it safely to it's final destination. A quick text or email works just fine for this. "Just wanted to let you know the gift arrived and I (we) look forward to opening it" works nicely.

Now back to the thank you note.......

A nice handwritten note is so much nicer than an impersonal email. Don't be intimated, it doesn't have to be a long drawn out thing and I guarantee it will be appreciated. If someone took the time to select a gift and plop down their hard earned money for you, it's nice to let them know you appreciated it.
And I don't want to hear that you don't have the time. If you find yourself sitting in front of the television or cruising Facebook, you have the time to write a note.

Here are some samples to make things easier.

Dear Aunt Penelope,

Thank you so much for the lovely scarf. It is much appreciated and I will think of you every time I wear it.
Have a wonderful New Year!

Love,
Bunny

and if you want to be less specific.....

Dear Wanda,

Thank you for the lovely gift. It was very generous and thoughtful of you to think of me.
It's just perfect!
I look forward to seeing you soon. Happy New Year!

Love,
Sally

See, not that difficult and there are plenty of thank you note samples online-just google "thank you note samples".

Ok, I'm through, thanks for bearing with me.

Now, for the free thank you note.

The snowman is from a Lang Calendar that will be coming out in 2015. The notes are 3.5" x 5" and will fit in a variety of envelopes. They will work for kids as well as adults.
Just download, print on card stock, cut them out and you are ready to go! Feel free to email me if you have any problems.
Here is what the file looks like.
Download it from google by clicking here. 
(To download, click the file tab and select download.To print, select the printer icon.)

Oh, and no need to send me a thank you note, maybe just leave a comment or "like" my Facebook page (but only after you've finished writing your notes).

All the best for a wonderful 2014!

Thank you for reading my blog!
xop

Monday, November 11, 2013

Digging For Treasure




Recently I took a trip to Savannah with a great group of friends. My studio mate, Chad, was throwing a birthday party for his partner Bryan and decided that that was the place to do it. Chad went to SCAD and lived there for 10 years so he made a great tour guide.

The haunted bar hop, drag show, great food and company aside, hands down, my favorite part of the trip was looking for treasure in dirt lots.

For years Chad had been telling me about some of the lots with broken bits of glass and pottery from as far back as the 1800's. He has jars full of these little treasures and has been lucky enough to find doll pieces and old bone buttons. These little pieces of history are just laying there on the surface waiting for someone to come by and take them home. So I did.

We didn't have too much time but I managed to find a few things. For now they are in an old tin but I am on the hunt for a nice vintage jar to put them in. Clearly there's a pattern here.


Little bits of delicious blue dish ware.



Speaking of unearthing treasure.......
I was hunting for something in the studio this week and found a stash of vintage wallpaper.
After scanning and photographing all of it; I will be listing it on etsy.


Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

ArtBiz Jam Recap

Better late than never, I always say.........

Lori Siebert, Phyllis Dobbs, Anne Brown and I hosted our first artist gathering in beautiful Destin, FL September 18-27. Our featured guest was Chad Barrett, the wonder twin who shares my studio with me. He pretty much stole the show and is now a permanent fixture at future gatherings.

All we knew, when we started putting this event together, was that we wanted to gather a group of creative people who wanted to share, learn and discuss the business of making a living doing what they love to do.  
Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine that we would end up with the most wonderful, sharing, talented and HILARIOUS group of people EVER! 

I also think that we were surprised at how much we got out of it. It was so amazing to see the lightbulbs go off  and to watch people open up and blossom right before our eyes.  For me, it all boils down to knowing that you aren't in this crazy mess alone. We have a private FB group for the attendees, and I am so happy to see that the support and laughter is still going strong. The event was everything we wanted it to be and then some.

Sure there were glitches (after all it was our maiden voyage) but everyone was patient and honest with us about changes that we can make for next year. Yes, we are doing it again in October 2014!

In closing, I want to give a heartfelt thank you to out ArtBiz Jam virgins. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining us. I am truly happy to know each and every one of you. I miss our driveway parties, sharpie tattoos, chalked hair and dirty talk (you know who you are). I seriously can't imagine next year topping this year but we will surely try!



 
 The first night's Meet and Greet. We all made name tags so we knew who we were.


 Getting messy!



 Such a great group!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Chaos Equals Progress



The past month or so I have been working on 2 big projects back to back. Both required assorted papers, patterns, trims, buttons-you name it. The studio looked like a tornado hit it.

While winding up the last one all I could think about was how I needed to clean the studio.  It was awful-all of the above mentioned items were everywhere. Everything was disorganized and, being a girl who likes organization, I thought I would lose my mind if I didn't tend to it asap.

Well yesterday was the big day. I purged, cleaned, folded and organized my little heart out. At the end of the day I was exhausted but happy with the progress I had made. There are still a few things to be done today but it looks and feels so much better.


Currently my neighborhood is in the same state as my studio was a few days ago. I live right smack in the middle of downtown Atlanta and we are getting a streetcar. It will pretty much surround my neighborhood. Walking or driving in the area is a challenge because of all of the construction. While on my morning run it occurred to me that this construction wasn't all that different than my studio mess, it is just on a larger scale.

Sure it's chaos for awhile but in the end there will be progress and that's a good thing.

We all go through this in our lives. It might come in the form of a relationship, a move, a career change, working out the details of a project or just organizing your closet. While it seems like you are making a mess and creating chaos, if you see it through, there will be progress.



Take a look at my etsy shop if you care to see some of my purges. Also, if you are attending ArtBiz Jam, you're in luck! I am bringing lots of goodies to share. If you haven't registered we might be able to squeeze you in.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 26, 2013

New Garden Flags

Hello everyone! I am happy to share two new garden flags that I designed for Carson Home and Accents. Both come in two sizes, 12.5" x 18" and 28" x 40" and are readable from both sides.

I don't know what it is about designing flags but I really enjoy the process. I hope you enjoy the results!



Indian Corn Flag-Give Thanks


and for you beach lovers

Holiday Flip Flop


Thanks for taking the time to stop by!


Thursday, August 8, 2013

ArtBiz Jam Interview with Myself


One of the 12 "Quilt" pieces that make up the ArtBiz Jam Quilt that each participant will make.


All month I have been sharing interviews with the ArtBiz Jam instructors and now it's my turn to tell you why I wanted to be involved with this "retreat".

First, a little about the gathering.....

ArtBiz Jam takes place at the beach in Destin, FL . In addition to creative classes, organization tips, PR and marketing ideas. Anne Brown of Magnet Works will be discussing what a product developer wants to see in a portfolio presentation. I, for one, can't wait to hear what she has to say.

There will also be plenty of time to relax, network and share information.

Dates for ArtBiz Jam are September 18-22

Registration closes August 10 (Saturday)

Here's a link to the classes and schedule.


And now, an interview with me.



Why did you want to be involved with ArtBizJam?

Every time Phyllis and I got together we would talk about some of the workshops that Lori and I have done together and how much we got out of it. I think, as artists, we are often alone in out studios working and wondering what the heck we are doing. Workshops are where I have met most of my closest friends. It's nice to be able to call or email them and ask for advice. 



What will people get out of attending this particular workshop?

A supportive community of like minded people who share the same interests. Most of what I know about licensing comes from other people in the industry. It's amazing what you can learn over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.



What makes this workshop/retreat special and different from other workshops?

For starters, the size. We wanted to keep it small and intimate. While we are offering "classes" and sharing our experiences we want to address specific concerns that the participants want to discuss. We will be sending out a questionnaire so the attendees can let us know if there is something that they want us to address.

 

How do you reconcile your passion of creating art with the business side of art?

 I like solving problems creatively and I approach the business side pretty much the same way that I approach the creative side. "Whistle While You Work" or "A Spoon Full of Sugar" describe it best.  :  )


What are you looking forward to fun-wise with ArtBizJam?


Meeting new people, laughing and sharing. Also being on the beach. I can't think of a better place to host a workshop.






Monday, August 5, 2013

ArtBiz Jam Interview with Lori Siebert

Just in case you haven't heard......

Lori Siebert, Phyllis Dobbs, Anne Brown and I will be hosting a fun packed artist's retreat at the beach in Destin, Fl.  It's called ArtBiz Jam and it promises to be an unforgettable weekend.

You can find out more at www.Artbizjam.com

In addition to happy hours, a crab boil and lots of freebies and surprises we will also be sharing a few things that we have learned along the way.

We are keeping this gathering small and we are almost at full capacity. Also registration closes on August 10th (Saturday).

For the past month I have been sharing interviews with the "instructors" that will be participating. This weeks interview is with Lori Siebert but be sure to check out interviews with Phyllis and Anne.

And now, without further ado, heeeeeere's Lori!


Why did you want to be involved with ArtBizJam?

One of the wonderful things about creative people is how they love to be together and share ideas and support one another. I truly value my creative friends. This is an opportunity to do just what I love...spend time with fun,interesting people and share what I have learned along the way... while having an incredibly fun time.


What will people get out of attending this particular workshop?

A lot of camaraderie,fun,bonding and support from other creative people…thought provoking conversation about your dreams and goals,practical tips about the business side of things, good fun,wine,the beach


What makes this workshop/retreat special and different from other workshops?

When we talked about how to make this different,we decided on two things...make it small and intimate so we can really cater to the people who attend...and make it about BOTH side of the brain. We all love to create...that is a given...but,we also have to find ways to be efficient and make money...so we can continue to make a living creatively. This is what we want to share.


How do you reconcile your passion of creating art with the business side of art?

I am really lucky in that my husband is my business partner and we have an agent,CourtneyDavis. I really do get to focus on the creative. But,it is important to have an understanding of our business as a whole and where it is going.


What are you looking forward to fun-wise with ArtBizJam?

Time with really great,creative folks…great food,sharing,learning from one another…an overall re-charge!


For more information about the classes click here.

For more information about the instructors click here.

We hope to see you at ArtBiz Jam!


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

ArtBiz Jam Interview with Anne Brown





This weeks ArtBiz Jam interview is with Anne Brown, director of Product Development for Magnet Works and Studio M.

ArtBiz Jam is a kind of non retreat artist retreat taking place in Destin, FL September 18-22, 2013.
You can join Anne, Phyllis Dobbs, Lori Siebert and myself for fun on the beach, a little wine and lots of information about licensing.

We want to keep it small so that some of the discussions can be tailored to your specific needs. Currently there are 4 spots left and registration closes August 10.

For more information go to ArtBizJam.com



Among other things, Anne will be discussing the following topics at ABJ.

Finding Your Creative Spark
Everyone has one but some have yet to define and commit to it. Anne will discuss the importance of identifying your Spark, what ignites it and how to stay true to it.

and

Share Your Spark
Learn from a Product Developer ! Anne will discuss her perspective of what a product developer wants to see in portfolio presentations and their expectations during development. You will learn how to determine which products best work for your artwork.



Now for the interview!

Why did you want to be involved with ArtBizJam?


When Lori, Paula and Phyllis called me to share their vision for the retreat, I was inspired by their passion and purpose. I was thrilled to be included as a guest teacher.

What will people get out of attending this particular workshop?


I hope the participants walk away with a better sense of their creative purpose and tools to enrich their business and art.


What makes this workshop/retreat special and different from other workshops?


ArtBizJam is a creative renewal that encourages realness, vision and kinship. I love that it was tailor-made for an intimate group of artists who are interested in growing personally and professionally while having a blast doing it!


How do you reconcile your passion of developing product with the business side of art?

My passion and job is developing products with licensed artists and designers. As a Product Developer, it is crucial I am always looking through the lens of my retail customer and end consumer. This means there are times I have to pass on an artist I admire personally because it is not the right fit for my product.


What are you looking forward to fun-wise with ArtBizJam?

I am looking forward to a long weekend of learning, sharing and creativity...on the beach. Our hostesses have taken great care in planning every detail and know this will be a memorable weekend!


We look forward to seeing you at ArtBiz Jam!


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

ArtBiz Jam-Interview With Phyllis Dobbs







ArtBizJam teacher names


This week kicks off a month of interviews with the ArtBiz Jam instructors. ArtBiz Jam is a kind of non retreat artist retreat taking place in Destin, FL September 18-22, 2013. Anne Brown of Magnet Works and Studio M will be there along with Lori SiebertPhyllis Dobbs and myself.



Today's interview is with Phyllis Dobbs.




Why did you want to be involved with ArtBizJam?


 Conducting a retreat has been in my mind for quite a while. I love attending retreats and enjoy teaching so it was natural to want to host one. This one came together almost as a product of a magic wand being waved with some fairy dust - the four of just all wanted the same thing and were so excited about it. As a teacher at ArtBizJam, I feel that I will get as much out of it as will the students. Any time you meet someone and network, you automatically gain from it, whether you are the teacher or the student.  


What will people get out of attending this particular workshop?

 The attendees will benefit on several levels. They will have fun and create cherished new friendships and an experience that they will treasure. They will learn how to improve their business to get it to the level that they want as well as work smarter with their business side. Working smarter makes us more productive while giving us more time to enjoy the benefits of being creative. And the attendees will also relax and rejuvenate by being being creative in new areas, taking these techniques and incorporating them into their creations. Taking time to creatively play will give you the energy and spark to create new ideas. We have some fun surprises that will delight everyone there - you will love every minute in this beautiful gulf coast area.

What makes this workshop/retreat special and different from other workshops?

Most workshops focus on only one area of your business, mostly taking creative classes.  This one also focuses on the business side as well as the creative. You can have a creative business but if you don’t know how to promote and grow it, you will not get as much as you can from it.

We are also keeping ArtBizJam small so that its a more intimate retreat where individual  business or creative needs can be addressed.


How do you reconcile your passion of creating art with the business side of art?

All our art and creativeness comes from the right side of our brain. We tend to really love that area and want to stay there. But when our art is our business, we need to venture into the left side of brains. I know its not as much fun, that left side, but there are ways to make it that way.  We can be just as creative with the business side and that’s what I strive to do to make my business side as interesting as the creative part. Its all the same coin, just different sides, and I find it fun to flip it back and forth, well at least some of the time!

What are you looking forward to fun-wise with ArtBizJam?

 Laughter and camaraderie! When ever a group of women get together, no matter what the reason from serious business to just relaxing, it always turns into laughter at some point.  And that’s especially true with artists. We become close knit as we get to know each other and that forms into friendships. We always enjoy getting together any time that we can. The laughter is the perk that always happens!

To find out more about Phyllis visit the ArtBiz Jam Teacher page or visit her website or blog.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Atlanta Gift Show-Networking and Friends.

Well another Gift Show has wrapped up and before I lay down for 3 days I thought I better write a blog post.
Sure I could report on how I saw birds on EVERYTHING and owls are still EVERYWHERE but what gets me going is getting together and networking with friends that I only see twice a year.

We talk about trends, colors, our new products and everything else that relates to this crazy licensing business that we are all a part of.

Anne Brown, Lori Siebert, me and Phyllis Dobbs.
Check back next week (6/23/13) for an interview with Phyllis Dobbs.

The ArtBiz Jam gals got together at my house/studio which is just a couple of blocks from the mart. We talked about how excited we are to share all of out experiences with friends old and new. 

In case you don't know, ArtBiz Jam is a kind of non retreat artist retreat taking place in Destin September 18-22, 2013. Anne Brown of Magnet Works and Studio M will be there along with Lori Siebert, Phyllis Dobbs and myself.

Along with lots of networking, sharing and fun we will actually impart some of our wisdom on you.

Anne will discuss her perspective of what a product developer wants to see in a portfolio presentation. You will learn how to determine which products best work for your artwork.

Lori will demonstrate how effective 3-D mock-ups and overall product concepts can help sell your art and style when presenting to manufacturers.

Phyllis will discuss and demonstrate computer skills that will help cut your production time. She will show you how to create digital mock-ups for flat art to give you that extra edge when presenting work to a manufacturer.

I will share tips on sending art to clients as well as how to keep it all organized. The pros and cons of having an agent versus self representation will also be discussed.

and that's just the tip of the iceberg...........

There will also be plenty of creative classes, fun, a creative field trip, happy hours, a shrimp boil and time relaxing on the beach.

In other words, you will learn a lot along with having a nice sort of girls get together at the beach.

In a nutshell your lodging, breakfast, lunch, shrimp boil and most supplies are covered by the fee of $1099-$1299 (depending on accommodations). In most cases there will be transportation to and from the airport. We're even throwing in a happy hour and all sorts of extra goodies for you to take home.

Check the website for more details and to register for the event. Registration ends August 10 and we are about half full at this time.

Hope to see you there!

                                  

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer Flag and Mailbox Cover Giveaway

Summer is here and to celebrate I am giving away one of my shell flags and mailbox covers.
Here are photos of the mailbox cover in action on my friend Karen Embry's mailbox.




It's easy to win. All you have to do is become a fan of my Face Book page and leave a comment below. Be sure to let me know if you want a mailbox cover or a flag in the comment, I only have one of each to give away.

If you are already a fan, just leave a comment below. I will randomly select two winner's and announce it here and on my FB page on July the 4th.



 The mailbox cover measures  6.5" x 19"

                              The flag measures  28" x 40 and does not come with hardware.

Also don't forget to check out the workshop that I am hosting at the beach with Lori Siebert, Anne Brown and Phyllis Dobbs. It takes place in September and promises to fun filled and informative.

More info here: ArtBiz Jam




Thanks for stopping by and GOOD LUCK!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Art Biz JAM!!! Artist Retreat

For most of us, the business of licensing is a pretty solitary thing. I don't know about you but I love getting together with other artists who do what I do.

During the Atlanta Gift Show a large group of us gather, network and talk about the ups and downs of our businesses. The time together is always too short. Phyllis Dobbs, Lori Siebert and I always talked about organizing an artist retreat and we FINALLY did it!

Art Biz JAM will take place at the beach in beautiful Destin, FL. September 18-22, 2013.


Anne Brown from Magnet Works will be join us for a wonderfully creative adventure. Space is limited so sign up soon!

Click for registration.

PS-Grab a button and tell your friends!






Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Granville, Ohio and New York City

Well the month of May has come and gone and I managed to be out of town for most of it.
It all started with a trip to Granville, OH for the "Live Your Dream Retreat" with Amy Butler and Hildie Dunn. Although I grew up in Cincinnati and have made numerous trips to Columbus, I had never been to Granville. It's beautiful and you should go (I have a lot of ground to cover here or I would elaborate).

I flew in to Cincinnati where I met up with my pal Lori Siebert. The two of us drove to Granville where we met up with Margo Tantau at Amy Butler's beautiful home for a glass of wine to kick off the weekend together.

In a nutshell, it was a pretty amazing weekend and I have signed up for a session with a life coach (more on that later). The sky's the limit and dreams really do come true and all that (really!).



After being home for two days, I unpacked and repacked and headed to the Surtex show in New York. This time I had my Wonder Twin, Chad Barrett, in tow. Thanks to our multi talented friend, Thomas Dang Vu we have loads of fabulous photos. 

Thomas and me.


 Our friend Robin Davis and her sister Alison were in town from Canada. It was Robin's first time in NY and we had fun showing her a few places that are off the beaten path. We managed to squeeze in some time to walk Surtex and The Stationery Show. All were in agreement that the shows looked great and we enjoyed seeing all of our talented friends.

Friends (not mentioned above) in no particular order: Karen Embry, Sue Zipkin, Gina Putman Wilder, Monica Lee, Hiroshi Tanabe, Fumiaki Odaka



As luck would have it, our friends Ernie Sesskin and Brian Foster from Groundwork were hosting a party in their space at ABC Carpets and Home on Friday night. Naturally, we had to go. Ernie and Brian make beautiful furniture from architectural and industrial salvage and reclaimed wood. The next time you are in New York take a walk up to the second floor of ABC and have a look.



I came home exhausted but inspired, both visually and mentally. My head is spinning with sights, ideas and experiences. These back to back trips made me more aware than ever how fortunate I am to have such funny, creative, talented and goofy friends. I love you all and I couldn't get through this crazy life without you.
xop













Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Designing a New Logo; A Story with a Moral.

Do you ever have something that you have to do and you just keep putting it off because you don't think it will go well? Maybe you think it will be hard or in your mind it just has to be perfect and you don't think that will be possible. I wanted to design a new logo/header and kept putting it off-I mean, like, for months.

So many questions were going through my head and if my ears were speakers it would have sounded something like this.

"Will it appropriately represent me, my work? Will it be too colorful? I haven't been using that much bright color lately. Will people like it? Will I like it? How and where do I start? Maybe I should have someone else do it." OY VEY!

Yesterday I decided that it was the day to grab the bull by the horns and JUST DO IT! It went something like this........

I knew that I wanted a cleaner logo with fewer colors and less clutter. The old one was done when I worked in a variety of media. Since then I have been working on honing that in.

Old Logo

The bird was staying, I like the bird and it is on just about every header I have ever made. He is my mascot of sorts. (Hmmmm, he needs a name-I should have a contest).

The signature stayed because, well, it's my signature.

I use variations of the blue pattern as well as the french writing in a lot of my work so I selected those to use as backgrounds. I played around with the color but blue kept coming up so I went with it.

The orange and a branch were added after several emails to my friends, Lori and Robin. Thanks girls!

Before I knew it, it was finished and I kept thinking, what was the big deal?


New Logo

The moral of the story is this. If there is something you have to do and you are dreading it just take a day and say "This is the day". The next thing you know the thing that has been stressing you out and driving you nuts will be over and done with. It's that simple.

Thanks for taking the time to pop in, I really do appreciate it.
xop


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Licensing News From the Studio!

I am happy to announce that I have signed with Roaring Brook Art Publishers. They will handle art prints as well as the licensing of select images. RB is a great addition to the roster of companies that I license with; we got off to a great start with Kirkland's picking up my first collection.


In other news, my new website is in the works and soon you will be able to view my entire portfolio online.


Here is a sampling of images represented by Roaring Brook. They are available for licensing as well as prints.





Checkered Paris Bath-More Tub Collections



Saturday, March 23, 2013

Collecting Things

 About a week ago I received an email from my very creative and talented friend, Jane Dagmi.  She an accomplished writer as well as a fellow collector of wonderful things. She was doing an article about unusual collections for the online magazine, Glo, and wanted to know if I could send some shots of one of my collections.

I have been selling off lots of things that I have collected over the years on my Etsy shop, so at first I was stumped as to what to send. Then I remembered the houses, my most favorite things ever.

As is almost always the case, the collection started by accident. The little green and brown one, an old architects model, was the first one. My husband Tom and I saw it in an antique shop and it was way more than we could afford at the time. We walked around for about an hour talking about it and finally went back and got it. We found the needlepoint houses in Black Mountain, NC; someone's mother made them and we hated to break up the trio. The train station model was a gift and so it goes. 

The next thing you know there was a collection happening. 

Hop on over to Glo and check out the other collections. It is interesting to see how people have displayed their obsessions. As you will see, our little houses are in great company. Matthew Mead, Christine Hoffman, Trey Speegle and Cheryl Maeder are just a few of the collectors included in the mix.


Here are a few more photos of the houses. The one with the red roof is my favorite - how about you?
























Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Thinking Inside of the Box: "The Exquisite Doodle" Artist Project

Sometime ago I was invited by the multi talented Alex Mitchell to participate in a project. Inspired by the Exquisite Corpse drawing game of the Paris Surrealists, Alex titled her project "The Exquisite Doodle".  Hooked and then hooked again.

Alex did an incredible amount of work getting artists from all over the globe to participate. She built, painted and sent out all of the boxes with little scrolls and lolly pops that we had to eat (oh the suffering) so we could save the sticks that turned the scrolls.

We were honored that Artspan Blog did an  article about it.

Big thanks to Alex and all of her hard work on this project. I was thrilled to be a part of it.


 It started out like this. Alex even made special boxes for the boxes.


My little box was wrapped so nicely.


 My box was called "Onion Rain" so I ran with the theme of onion soup.


The sacrifice......


Alex started out my piece with some little drawings and I finished with doodles of onion soup ingredients. The narrative was about hopefully getting to meet Alex in Spain and making and eating the soup together.  Hopefully it will come true!


A link to more information and a movie is here.


Here is a list of the artists involved.