I briefly saw the blood moon, the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century, on my drive to the market this morning. It looked quite small from where I was seeing it. I had planned to take a photo of it but didn’t because I thought it would look rather insignificant taking it just with my phone.
It was a warm and clear blue sky day at the market today. Quite a few stall holders were away enjoying a holiday, and so were many visitors, enjoying a Tasmanian holiday, including a few people from Launceston, the north of the state. A mother, visiting from Brisbane, bought a whale print of ‘Weightless’ to take back and give to her twelve year old daughter.
‘Beachside Chatter’ was purchased as a gift for a niece. ‘Helping Hands’ is going to a mother, and a dog sitter this weekend, who lives in Melbourne. She has a bird feeder and Superb-fairy wrens regularly visit her back garden.
A ‘Salamanca Saturdays’ tote bag was bought for a well-travelled sister, who lives in Sydney. Salamanca Market is her favourite market.
A lady from North Carolina, USA bought the Tasmanian series: ‘Retail Therapy, Salamanca’, ‘Salamanca Fresh’ and ‘Richmond Bridge, Tasmania’. A retired teacher, from South Australia, purchased an original painting of a Yellow-tailed black cockatoo and a couple owl prints.
A couple from NSW purchased a few platypus paintings to hang up in a cottage on their property. They asked for them to be framed. They said that their adult son loves platypus and they laughingly said that they will write on the backs of the framed pictures that they are for him when they die.
The whale prints and original platypus paintings were the most popular this weekend.
A thought to ponder: “Tell your own story, and you will be interesting”, Louise Bourgeois
Wishing you a creatively happy week, from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market.
Thanks for stopping by 🙂