Angels at the Market

PjPaintings at Salamanca Market October 7, 2017

After three Saturdays in a row of battling with wind, it was such a relief to have a still day.  The sun was shining and the sky was bright blue.  I think we owe our thanks to the visiting angels.

Three young ladies, from Sydney, down for a wedding, were at the market right at 8 am and picked up a Spanish Eyes (Red) for the couple.  Their eyes are locked in love while dancing with only eyes for one another.  So romantic!

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Spanish Eyes (Red)

There was a tour group from Singapore visiting Salamanca Market and many perused the pjpaintings stall.  A Danish couple purchased a couple of prints to take back to Denmark.  I told them that their prince, Prince Frederik, admired my emus enjoying the snow when I had an exhibition in North Hobart.

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Prince Frederik of Denmark

Sing Australia, wearing their teal green shirts and blouses were dotted around the market.  They have an annual national get together and workshops.  The singers from all over Australia are touring Tasmania.  Also, today the finals were being played of the 2017 Australian Masters Hockey Championship.

A ‘Salamanca Fresh’ and ‘Family Outing’ print is heading over to Hong Kong, but not without a photo of the purchaser, prints and I.  A sister is sending a ‘Beauty Queens’ greeting card to her sister in France.  She’s there as an exchange student.  We weren’t quite sure how to say “emu” in French but we figured it probably is “emu” with a bit of a French accent put on the word.  I’ve Googled it and it looks like we were correct.  It is ‘emeu’, with an accent on the first ‘e’.

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Salamanca Fresh
Family Outing I
Family Outing I

A long time FB supporter and encourager, who took a tribe of little platypus originals and prints to Scotland, sent her neighbour, who is visiting Hobart and Salamanca Market, to pick up another platypus original destined for Europe.  Their neighbour unfortunately had quite a rough ride over on the ferry.

Fashion at Salamanca Market.  Now that the weather is getting warmer we’re starting to see more people get dressed up for the occasion of market visiting.

A market goer dressed for the occasion

Saturday’s most popular print was: Double Date IV

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Double Date IV

Stall # 29, my stall neighbours, who make gorgeous fairies, beanies and scarves

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a handmade pure wool fairy made by Jodie Goggins

gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers for my birthday.  I like this photo because it represents three continents: Africa, where my son is currently living.  I bought this painting in Ethiopia.  The strength and determination, despite a tear creeping over a lower eyelid, drew me to the painting.  The bear from Vancouver where I grew up and the beautiful flowers from beautiful people and Tasmania, where I have lived longer than anywhere else.


A thought to ponder:  “All forms of madness, bizarre habits, awkwardness in society, general clumsiness, are justified in the person who creates good art.” ― Roman Payne

Wishing you many happy, creative moments, from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market.  Thanks for stopping by for a read.  🙂


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