Wow, it’s hard to know where to start. I met so many people today. The day started with a lady from Northern Rivers, NSW, who had just done the Overland Track. She was disappointed that she didn’t see a Pink robin on her trek. They are an elusive little bird but she was going to Binalong, on the east coast of Tasmania, and that is where I saw a Pink robin, Scarlet robins and many Superb Fairy wrens. Hopefully, they’ll make a presence for her too.
A couple from Townsville, that saw my prints hanging up at Saltshakers in Swansea, Tasmania, purchased a Spanish Eyes (Red) print. There are very few of these left before its availability ends when it reaches 100/100 sold.
Last night, I framed “All Ears”, “Duck Crossing” and “Helping Hands” and displayed them today. They certainly caught people’s eye. A frame really does help set off a print.
A couple from MacKay bought a small “Duck Crossing” print. She said that in MacKay, the council put a ‘Beware of Wild Animals’ sign where ducks frequently cross the road. She found that quite funny. A family from China, visiting Tasmania, also purchased a “Duck Crossing” print and an “All Ears” print to make a pair. Another “Duck Crossing” print went to Perth.
The new owners of emus riding a Triumph motorcycle “Bonnie & Me!” are taking the print home to England. An ex-Tasmanian, now living in Los Angeles, running a mobile bicycle rental company at Venice Beach, bought a “Family Outing” print.
A young man, originally from Illinois, USA, now living in Washington, USA, bought a 5” x 7” sized “Who says emus can’t fly?!” print. He said that his mother was really into Harleys when he was young and that she used to sew a lot of appliqué motorcycle scenes. My painting reminded him of her creations.
I met a lovely young lady from Switzerland. She was doing volunteer work on an organic farm, organised through WWOOF. She bought a “Motherly Emutions” greeting card to send to her father. We had a lovely conversation. I also met some French young travellers. They have been travelling around Australia for a year and fruit picking along the way to earn an income.
I met a zoologist from Melbourne. She loves Red-tailed black cockatoos but ended up buying a Yellow-tailed black and Sulphur-crested cockatoo because those were the ones that she connected with, which she was a little surprised about. She said that she has a very large painting of a Red-tailed cockatoo at home. She sporadically sells at a local market near her. She said that she frames and sells things she finds, feathers, sea urchins, shells and the like.
A young couple visiting from Melbourne bought Spanish Eyes (Yellow) to post to his Italian mother, living in Italy. A group of six young women travelling together from Taiwan bought a small whale print and a postcard size print of “Duck Crossing” and “Helping Hands”. A family from Singapore, with extended family members, purchased a small original painting of three emus reading a book. A couple from Laurieton on the NSW’s coast, a small town of a population just under 2000 in the 2011 census, purchased a “Story time” and “Who, Who, Who are You? II” print.
This week’s most popular print is: Salamanca Saturdays
A thought to ponder: “When my students are stuck I say, ‘take the first step, there will be something better on the other side.’” ~Susan Edison
Have fun and good luck to those doing Hobart’s ‘Run the Bridge’ tomorrow.
Take care and have fun pursuing your creative outlet,
from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market.