Today’s market was approached with trepidation with the weather forecast announcing rain, hail and wind, with wind gusts up to 90 kmph. I think we received and felt the full force of 90 kmph wind gusts. Thankfully there were only two of them. When they hit, they were accompanied by screams and crashing sounds. I had a couple in my stall when the first wind gust hit and the lady screamed. I think she must have thought my gazebo was going to collapse as one pole dropped a notch, the awning flew off, prints went everywhere and frames moved to diagonal positions. The nerves were frayed but I managed to survive without any real damage.
A lot of small pouches with my artwork printed on them went today. I think so many sold today because their approximately 10 x 15 cm (4.5” x 6.8”) size makes them a great Christmas stocking stuffer. An American ornithologist, who has been visiting Tasmania annually for many years, bought three small originals: Spotty Rest Stop, an Echidna and a painting of a Cassowary. A “Double Date” tote bag is going back with a couple from Florida, USA. She does a lot of guiding in the Florida area. A couple from Los Angeles, USA chose a “Salamanca Saturdays” print as their Tasmanian souvenir.
A framed “The Three Amigos” print of three kookaburras was purchased to hang at a guest house called the ‘Kookaburra Lodge’ The couple house Ph.D. Monash University students at their lodge. A framed “Scarlet Robins Rescue” is going to be a gift for a daughter that has moved to Hong Kong.
A man, who bought four prints from my stall two years ago, returned and bought five more, four dancing emu prints and “The Supremes”.
A girl, about eight years of age, carefully chose a “Helping Hands” medium sized pouch. Her dad gave her the money to pay for it. She was very happy with her purchase and her beaming smile was so lovely to see.
The most popular prints this weekend were: Weightless and Salamanca Saturdays
A thought to ponder: “Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas” ~Donatella Versace
Thanks for stopping by,
from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market.