Rain was predicted for today and I’m happy to report that they predicted incorrectly. We did get a little but not the amount that was forecasted. All-in-all the weather was great, not too hot or cold.
A bus tour group from New Zealand was at the market today. I met one lady who has fifteen grandchildren and thought “Scarlet Robin Rescue” would be the perfect gift for her granddaughter who is turning thirteen years old.
A man from the same tour group purchased “Outback Glamping”. He said that he did a lot of work in the outback putting in telecommunications.
A grandmother bought three prints from the Cheer ‘em Up series (“Duck Crossing”, “All Ears” and “Helping Hands”) for her grandson who is having his first birthday soon. She is going to frame them up for his mother. These are part of my Cheer ’em Up series. I thought of heart warming scenes where the emu comes to the rescue. They are all available for purchase on my website: http://www.pjpaintings.com
Sisters, on holidays from the UK, bought a platypus with turtle, kookaburra and Yellow-tailed black cockatoo little original painting.
A lady originally from Tasmania, but now living in Tennessee, USA, for over 20 years, is taking back with her a “Scarlet Robins” and “The Three Amigos” print.
A Melbourne artist bought a “Fairy wrens” print. A young lady from South Korea, travelling with her friend living in Melbourne, deliberated for a long time before settling on “Surfing Clifton Beach, Tasmania”. She’s only visiting for a week and she wanted to also see Uluru and Sydney. Her friend told her that she can only do Melbourne and Tasmania. She’ll have to plan a few more trips to Australia. She had troubles deciding between “Walking the Dogs”, which has Sydney’s Opera House and Harbour Bridge in the background, “Outback Glamping”, which has Uluru in the background, and “Surfing Clifton Beach, Tasmania”. The prints of Salamanca Market were also in the mix. What a dilemma!
I didn’t have any wombat paintings with me today, so of course I had people specifically asked for wombats… Murphy’s Law. I met a group from Belarus and a mother and adult daughter from Perth on a ten day holiday together. The owl prints caught the attention of a mother and son. She has a collection of over 4000 little owls! One has to wonder if they get dusted, and if they do, by whom??!
Near the end of the day, grandparents bought “Joyride” for their granddaughter living in Adelaide.
This week’s most popular print is: Duck Crossing
A thought to ponder: “This is why art is important. It makes us FEEL.” ~Cherie Haas
P.S. My website is back up (www.pjpaintings.com). Not all the images have been loaded but hopefully they will be soon.
P.S.S. One more market and then I’ll be away the four Saturdays during the month of April. I am hoping to post lots of travel drawings and stories here.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that your upcoming week is great,
from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market.