PjPaintings at Salamanca Market September 9, 2017

The temperature wasn’t too bad today.  I wore two layers rather than the three layers of everything Tasmanian winter weather often demands.  The majority of today’s market goers were wearing jackets, coats and beanies but obviously not everybody feels the cold as there was a woman wearing a sleeveless summer’s dress with a great big red flower in her hair.

The stall on one side of me, the Little Lissa Loo stall, has a manikin to display one of the many awesome dresses made by the stall holder.  There was a little boy that was about two years old and he was mesmerized by it.  He squatted down to look at it at eye level, lifted the rim of the hat, held its hand, gently moved it around, patted its arm and feet. It was very cute to watch.

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Little Lissa Loo’s manikin

A young lady, doing her Honours Degree at the University of Tasmania’s Music Conservatory, and her sister visiting from Melbourne, stopped at the pjpaintings stall.  The tango dancing emus caught her eye as she plays the double base for a Tango group.   She also plays in the Canberra Orchestra and sometimes the Melbourne Orchestra.  Her sister sings.  They looked like they were having a lovely time together and took a “Two to Tango” print for their Tasmanian souvenir.

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Two to Tango – a limited edition print of one of my paintings available at http://www.pjpaintings.com  Because I paint with watercolours, I firstly masked out the emus and painted the background.  I then tore and pasted a bunch of treble clefs on the dress and then finished the painting.

A “Helping Hands” postcard, from the Cheer ‘em Up series, is going to Germany, to a sister whose name means ‘bird’.   “The Supremes” is going to cheer somebody who’s in the hospital recovering from a cracked spine.  She cracked it while sweeping! and hence, the diagnosis of osteoporosis.  Apparently she is a beautiful singer and sings in the shower at the hospital.

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Helping Hands
The Supremes – these dresses also have received the treble clef treatment 

I met a couple who had bought an A-1 sized print (a very BIG print) of “Poppy Fields” in Melbourne.  I find it very special, and a real sense of joy, to meet people who are living with my art.  They really enjoy the vibrancy the red brings to their lounge room.  They are taking home a small “Who says emus can’t fly?!” print of emus riding a motorcycle and one is wearing a bright red dress.

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Poppy Fields – now only available in A-4, A-2 or A-1 size.  The A-3 limited edition size has sold out.  This painting I did for an art exhibition titled “Fearless Fabric”.  It was a requirement to integrate fabric into the painting.  I pasted fabric just below the house and in other parts of the painting.  The fabric has diagonal lines on it, which makes it a little easier to spot, but it’s still challenging to see!

A lady from Newcastle, NSW stopped by and purchased “Who, Who, Who are You? II for a friend, for no special reason other than for being a friend, which is special enough of a reason.

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Who, Who, Who are You? II

A mother and daughter from Melbourne stopped by and are taking back with them some prints of owls and so is somebody else from Perth, W.A.  A man from Scotland, who used to own a mini, bought “Family Outing”.

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Family Outing

Today’s best seller was: Who, Who, Who are You? II

A thought to ponder:  “Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.” ― Ray Bradbury

Thanks for reading and wishing you many happy, creative moments, from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market!  🙂

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