Art Nouveau! It was art that went viral – the first grand international style, practiced by a diverse collection of artists. And it wasn’t just painting; it was architecture, furniture, glassware, graphic design, jewellery, pottery, metal work, textiles and sculpture. It was art in everyday things and it made everyday people ask themselves – can’t we have art and beauty in the ordinary? I have decided that May 10th marks the beginning of my study of Art Nouveau. My interest was set in motion when I bought greeting cards at the local stationery store. It’s all about looking for the extraordinary in the ordinary.