Saturday, September 27, 2008

It truly is a WorldWideWeb

Today, we shipped a major piece of Australian Aboriginal wood carving to Germany. This follows a shipment of dot paintings and Aboriginal baskery and other native artwork to this same customer

Monday we will ship several Zuni fetish carvings to a loyal customer in Australia.

We have shipped to Canada, Japan and the Netherlands.

And today a woman from out of town, staying on Sanibel Island, came by our house and acquired several Zuni carvings. She found us on the web through a keyword search.

What is going on here?

When we closed our physical gallery after 16 years of daily treks to it and entertaining visitors without end - which we loved - we were a little concerned.

We had been online for many years - 10 or more. Yet, one never knows what will happen when you no longer have a place 'on the ground.'

What actually has happened is that we have a world wide circle of friends and customers. They come to us via the web. They trust us and they buy from us. There is no way to tell you how special that makes us feel.

Then, occasionally, someone who has seen us on the web shows up in Southwest Florida - Sanibel is a tourism magnet for good reason. They call. They come by. We share experiences and our home. And we have gratification of yet another kind.

Life is good. Friends and customers are good. Beauty is good.

We are blessed to be in this business.

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