Today started quietly and calmly, and maintained this pace for most of the day. A couple from Perth bought a whale print for themselves and “Beachside Chatter” for her brother, who had recently built a new, large house. An exchange student from Iceland purchased “Outback Glamping” to take back with her. She loves Tasmania and will be staying here for about five months. She only has one month left.
“Weightless” enticed a couple from New South Wales (NSW) into the stall. They feel a special connection with humpback whales. She was wearing a unique and beautiful necklace of two humpback whales facing each other. They showed photos of a whale coming out of the water really close to their boat in Narooma, NSW. One photo showed the whale looking at them. You can clearly see its eye.
A fairly regular visitor to the stall let me know that ‘P’ had passed away just after her 96th birthday. She had bought the original painting of “Who, Who, Who are You? II” when she was 94 years old. Her third great, great grandchild had just been born and the three little owls represented them. I visited ‘P’ in her house and the painting was hanging in direct view from her favourite chair. She said it gave her much pleasure.
A couple from Melbourne, on their honeymoon, are taking back with them an A-3 sized print of “Duck Crossing” and “White Faced Scops Owls”. A “Weightless” print is off to Brisbane, Qld, and three “Off to the Races” prints are heading to Melbourne. A lady bought them for her three girlfriends. Each year they go to Melbourne’s Spring Carnival together.
Two ladies from Los Angeles, USA bought “Tu-whit and Tu-whoo” , and then later on in the day, they returned to buy more. One of the prints they bought on their return was “Emus can fly!” because it depicted her and her husband. She said that I’ve captured the look she has when she is sitting on the back on the bike.
A young couple from Germany bought a Tasmanian Devil little original painting. They told me that they live about 10km from the Belgian border and often go to Belgium for ‘frites’ (french-fries). They said that Belgium has excellent fries. I agree and their mayonnaise is awesome. It is egg, rather than vinegar, based. This makes all the difference. It is so creamy and delicious.
The Best Seller today is: White Faced Scops Owls
A thought to ponder: “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
Wishing you a safe, happy and creative week from the Pjpaintings stall at Salamanca Market