Over the last couple of days, I have been getting congratulatory notes from folks around the world about my 3 year anniversary with culturalpatina. I appreciate you thoughtfulness very much. I had actually forgotten that it has been this long, since I started culturalpatina, also known as my "End of Life Project".
Looking on back on all that has been created in such a short time boggles my mind. To think that I would have touched so many folks with my love of cultural art brings tears to my eyes. We now have 6 store fronts and more than 15,000 followers in some 172 countries.
In addition to this, we are almost up twice the numbers of orders compared to 2014 when we started, so the growth rate has been as expected. The down side of the art market over the last two years has made doing this, a significant challenge. In December of last year we also launched our own auction platform, which is starting out well, and we now represent some of the finest Western Artists in the US.
On top of this, we are in discussions with a number of other related companies and individuals to help expand our services so that culturalpatina is more inclusive in what we do. Of greatest importance, during this journey, I have met some of the greatest people from around the world who share similar passions that have become good friends.
My wish for the coming year is that culturalpatina will continue to evolve to help more folks in 2017. Thank you all again for your continued support. This would not have happened without your help.