When I first started selling my art, I had no idea how—or indeed where—things would go. A few years into it now, I must say these fun facts both surprise and delight me and so I thought it would be fun to share a couple of stories about them.
The first work I ever sold was Red Fife to a woman who lives in Germany. It's a textile piece made with a repurposed muslin flour sack. Because it doesn't have a wooden stretcher or frame, she was pleased that it could easily tuck into her suitcase to take back and hang in her newly renovated kitchen. So off it went.
Just last month, Wildflower Explosion 3 got shipped to California. How did it find its way there? The woman who bought it found it when she did a Google search for Julea spelled with an "e" because her daughter's name is spelled the same way. The piece reminded her of the wildflowers she and her daughter saw on a recent trip they took together. She wanted to know how I came to have my name spelled that way too, so I sent her the link to Island Lea.
The two other countries include Myanmar where one of the Barachois pieces has a new home, and the rest are in Canada (Ontario, Quebec, NB, NS and PEI).