It’s winter, so there are less people visiting the market. Next weekend there may be more because it is the long weekend – the Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday public holiday on Monday, June 11th. Why around the world her birthday is celebrated on so many different days, I do not know?? Most of Australia will be celebrating her birthday on June 11th, but for the state of Western Australia it will be September 24th and Queensland, October 1st.
Early in the day, a young lady bought a framed ‘Kiss me Please’ print for her friend who is frog mad and has frog everything.
A family visiting from Newcastle, NSW bought a print for each daughter. Little Mia chose ‘Off to the Races! II’ and the youngest one had ‘What the Devil?!?’ chosen for her. She was a little too young to make decisions about anything.
A lady, visiting from Brisbane, dressed in full winter gear, bought 5 x 7 inch ‘Tu-whit & Tu-whoo’ and ‘Double Date’ prints. Four women visiting from Hong Kong decided ‘Who, Who, Who are You? II’ was the print for them.
Two young ladies from Taiwan, one translating for the other, were quite intrigued with my art and Tasmanian marsupials. They asked many questions and wanted to know the size differences between Quokkas, which don’t live in Tasmania (I think they were thinking of Quolls), Pademelons, Wallabies, Wallaroos and Potoroos. Then they asked if they could become Facebook friends with me, so we did that. They decided to buy a card each and then asked if they could have a photo with me. They were really lovely. I showed them my folder of originals too, which they seemed to thoroughly enjoy.
A family of five bought ‘Family Outing’. They asked me to add their surname to the title. I came prepared and had a 9B pencil in my pencil case, so I was able to oblige.
This week’s most popular prints were the owls and whales.
A thought to ponder: “Art is a line around your thoughts.” – Gustav Klimt
Take care, enjoy your imagination and the art around you,
from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market.
Now I’m off to paint my painting for today for the 30×30 challenge (trying to paint a watercolour painting every day of the month of June). You can follow my efforts here on http://www.theunfurlingartist.wordpress.com