I took my father, who is visiting from Dallas to the South Street Coffee House in downtown Wilmington, Ohio to see my collage paintings and of course have some coffee. They have excellent coffee! There were two women sitting enjoying their coffee and they asked if I was the artist. They said that they couldn't believe all the research I had done. This was funny to me, because all I had done was use vintage dress patterns, a map of Ohio, a couple of vintage coffee ads, and a fleur-di-lis stencil.
Turns out, the previous owner of the coffee shop was a dressmaker and her logo was a fleur-di-lis.