On Thursday, when I was teaching my adult academic writing class, my day job, I started sneezing and a full-blown cold quickly came upon me. I had to go get a box of tissues and try to get through the rest of the day teaching in between sneezes and blowing my nose.
I didn’t feel too bad this morning, so off to the market I went. Well, I struggled through the day and wished I had stayed snuggled up in my comfy, cozy, warm bed!
I met quite of few visitors from America today: a lady from California, who has been dreaming of visiting Australia ever since she was a little girl. She bought ‘Spanish Eyes (Yellow)’. Two different groups from Oregon. A man, who described himself as a nomad, purchased two extra small prints of ‘Who, Who, Who are You? II’ and ‘Salamanca Saturdays’. A couple from New Jersey bought ‘Glamour Girls’ and ‘Family Outing’ to make the return trip back to USA. Another happy stall visitor is taking her ‘Who, Who, Who are You?II’ print back to Hong Kong.
A grandfather, originally from Croatia, with his two adult granddaughters visited the pjpaintings stall. Apparently, he has an extensive elephant collection. He was quite enraptured with ‘Thunder’ so his granddaughters bought it for him. One of the granddaughters is an artist and loves all things creative, especially working with clay and sewing.
I met a few tourists that have taken advantage of the new direct Perth to Hobart flights, including a mother, who broke her wrist ice-skating in Tasmania, on day two of their holidays! Parents of 20 month old Banjo, who, I was told, is obsessed with kookaburras and owls, were thrilled to have found ‘The Three Amigos’ and ‘Barn Owls’.
A couple, who bought ‘Duck Crossing’ last year for their baby, Lucille, told me that they can’t wait to give it to her for her upcoming birthday.
Lastly, I met a young lady, originally from Germany, an exchange project manager, working in Sydney. She’s returning to Germany in November. She bought a small ‘The Three Amigos’ pouch.
The print titled ‘Barn Owls’ was the most popular print this weekend.
A thought to ponder: “Art is the cultural bedrock of a civilization and its worth is beyond measure.” ~Richard McKinley
Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a creative and happy week,
from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market.