PjPaintings at Salamanca Market November 4, 2017

It could have started with a disaster, but thankfully luck was on my side this morning. I loaded a few last items into the car, which fills the car up to the ceiling, and then headed up the steep driveway incline. At the top of the driveway, I noticed the warning light telling me that my boot (trunk) isn’t properly closed. It wasn’t closed at all!! It is amazing that the framed original painting didn’t slide out and smash on the driveway or street.
My bicep curls and side arm raises with bags of groceries and knapsack must be paying off because for the first time ever, I was able to get the 27kg gazebo set up 100% by myself. After getting high fives from neigbouring stall holders celebrating such a feat, I went about the business of setting up and apologising to customers enduring my neighbour’s music choice, but I suppose knowing when to fold ‘em, walk away and so on is an important life skill (lol).
We had rain, wind and sunshine today. A gentleman bought “Salamanca Saturdays” and emu Christmas cards to take to Wichita, USA. He’s going in December, a rather cool time of the year to visit.
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Salamanca Saturdays with Mt Wellington in the background
A father, who bought “Hayride” four years ago for his son’s bedroom, came by to buy another print to go with Hayride. He asked if I had another rural scene, which I really should have, but sadly I don’t, but it has started the rural creative juices flowing…. He settled on “Outback Glamping”.
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Outback Glamping with Uluru in the background
A couple, from Gosford, NSW, whose daughter’s name is Bird, bought “Beauty Queens IV” for her. A lady, visiting from Mackay, QLD, that had a tough time deciding which print to choose, settled on “Red Ute”. A Texan, USA couple bought some emu Christmas cards. A mother from Mornington Peninsula, VIC bought “Rising above it” for her daughter. She said that her daughter loves the colours in the painting. A couple from Sydney, NSW, bought a small ink and watercolour original painting of a platypus. They pulled out a brand new $10 note, hesitated, gave it a second look and commented they hadn’t seen one before. I thought that maybe they weren’t Australian then, asked where they were from, because I’ve seen heaps, (but I would, working at a stall) but they were Australian. We had a good laugh. It was funnier in real time, trust me.
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Rising above it
A long-time friend of mine sent me a photo of friends that were visiting her from Melbourne with their A-2 sized “Poppy Fields” print they had got earlier in the day from me! Hobart is a small place.
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Poppy Fields
Today’s most popular print was a tie between: The Three Amigos and Who, Who, Who are You? II
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The Three Amigos
A thought to ponder: “You don’t make art out of good intentions.” ― Gustave Flaubert
Wishing you many happy, creative moments, from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market 
Thanks for stopping by.  🙂

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