PjPaintings at Salamanca Market July 8, 2017

Today was another cold start at Salamanca Market but the sun was out, and with a predicted high of 13 degrees and school holidays, the people came.  Early in the morning, I had a few visits from teachers attending the Reading and Literacy Conference taking place in Hobart.  Surprise-surprise most of them bought Story time prints!

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Story time. This print is available for purchase at http://www.pjpaintings.com

A family purchased a “Spanish Eyes (Red)” print for their Spanish exchange student living with them.  A couple, who just sold their house in Brisbane to move closer to their daughter, living in Emu Park, Queensland, purchased a “Story time” print.  They’re very keen to hang an emu painting in their new house in Emu Park.  And another “Story time” print was bought and this one will be travelling to South Africa.

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Spanish Eyes (Red)

A lady from Wollongong showed her friend the prints that she bought when she was in Tassie last year.  She had “Off to the Races” and “Hayride” framed and they are hanging up in her granny flat.

Two Quink Ink platypus and a Tassie Devil were purchased today.  I have to try to paint more during the week.

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This original painting was in a frame but then the frame fell. Thankfully the glass didn’t smash but the corner got dented. So, I sold the painting unframed, which was better for the travelling couple who bought it.

Quite a few locals stopped by the stall today, too.  They bought a “Poppy Fields”, “Snowbirds”, “Rising Above it” and “Unfurling” prints.

A group of dressed up young ladies went through the market today.  I don’t know where they came from, or where they were going or why they were dressed up.  Lots of unanswered questions.

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Today’s best seller is: Story time

A thought to ponder:  To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at – Claude Monet  This saying really resonates with me.  Many times I fall into the trap of listening to my brain instead of my eye and then I draw the perspective incorrectly.

Wishing you many happy, creative moments, from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market

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Salamanca Market July 1, 2017

At 1 degree Celsius, it was a cold start at Salamanca Market. My toes are still unthawing! 🙂 Despite the cold, people were out and about. The Festival of Voices has started and the Australian Society of Micro Biologists is having a conference in Hobart this weekend.
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Feeling rather chilly at the Pjpaintings stall, Salamanca Market.
I chatted with a couple living on the mainland of Australia, but the man had lived about 10 years in Canada. Most of that time he lived in Nova Scotia, but he lived a few months in the Northwest Territories. They moved there in the winter! That would be a shock to the system. Despite temperatures well below zero, he said he thought winter was better than the summer because the warm weather brought a relentless and enormous amount of mosquitoes and black flies. He left Australia with an Australian accent, picked up the Canadian accent, but when he returned to Australia at 15 years of age, the Australian accent slipped back effortlessly.
I told him that both my boys had Canadian accents until they started school, when in a matter of a couple of weeks, they were speaking with an Australian accent. People used to be quite bewildered when they heard one speaking with an Australian accent and the other with a Canadian accent, when the youngest hadn’t started school yet. This seems like an appropriate place to wish the Canadians a Happy Canada Day, celebrating all the wonders of the special place that Canada is.
I met two young ladies from San Francisco. They described the emus as adorable. A couple bought “Spanish Eyes (Red)” to send to a friend living in the U.K., and a lady, down for the weekend, is taking back to “Burnie Surfing Clifton Beach, Tasmania” and “Beauty Queens”. Another original platypus picture, painted with Quink Ink went, along with some little 3×5” Cheer ‘em Up postcards.
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Spanish Eyes II (Red) with treble clef collage work on Mr Emu’s waistcoat and the top of Ms Emu’s dress.
My new friend from the Devonport Dental Surgery visited the stall again. She has “Duck Crossing” and “Helping Hands” hanging up in her surgery. It helps put smiles on faces and make the experience of going to the dentist a little more light hearted and pleasant. This time she bought “Snowbirds”. She wants to keep changing things around so that there are new images to help bring smiles to people’s faces.
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This print is titled “Snowbirds” and is also a greeting card. Both are available online, at http://www.pjpaintings.com
A gentleman, carrying a rather large box of fresh vegetables, stopped by and bought “Rising Above It” and told me that he volunteers somewhere where counselling is available. I can’t remember where. Nevertheless, he told me that “Thunder” (the print of the two elephants) is hanging up in the counselling room and that the counsellor refers to it to help convey the idea of individuality and being yourself or something along that line. So, my art is also serving as a counselling device.
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Print titled Thunder! available at http://www.pjpaintings.com
There was a four way tie for today’s best sellers: The Three Amigos, Thunder!, White Faced Scops Owls and Who, Who, Who are You? II
A thought to ponder: “Art is literacy of the heart” ~Elliot Eisner
Wishing you many happy, creative moments, from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market