Meet Hugo. He has nothing to do with soap, other than that he was painted by a soap maker.
If you've been with us for a while, you may know that I (Amber 👋) am an artist at heart, and that Mark is a musician. When we first met, Mark's primary instrument was his upright bass; a behemoth of a stringed instrument, but beautiful all the same.
When Mark's bass was replaced recently, my eyes lit up "I can paint your old one!" Mark wasn't immediately sold, but soon thereafter he presented me with his old bass, stripped of its bridge and strings.
And then that bass sat in the corner for months, naked and leering at me. I was intimidated by it. I was dumbfounded. I had no idea what to do with it. Whatever it was, it had to be good. This instrument had already lived such a full and exciting life, who was I to give it a new look?
Walking by it one morning, it occurred to me: An octopus. And from there, things went smoothly and Hugo was born. Hugo carries with him a ship in a bottle, his most prized possession.
One last thing: Hugo is not for sale. But you can swing by the shop to meet him.