For most of this week, Hobart has been shrouded in smoke as fires rage. Thankfully we had some light rain on Thursday, which helped clear the air a little, and the oil rig that that made itself at home in the Derwent River for three months! It’s like it snuck out undercover, that is under-smoke-cover in the wee hours of the morning.
At today’s market, we saw some rather tall sports women, who are playing AFL this weekend. Tasmania is hosting their first AFL Women’s game. North Melbourne vs Carlton is playing at the North Hobart Oval.
In the morning, a young couple from the Netherlands, on a six week Australian holiday, bought a ‘Bunk beds’ print.
A lady, who said that she left her heart in Africa, bought a ‘Thunder’ tote bag. In a few weeks, she is going back for a visit to Botswana, South Africa and surrounds.
A family from Victoria, bought a print of ‘Salamanca Saturdays’ with Mt Wellington/kunyani in the background. They were in Tassie to scatter her mother’s ashes on the mountain on Tuesday. That was her mother’s wishes. Another lady, who also bought ‘Salamanca Saturdays’, had travelled here to say goodbye to her 98 year old mother. She passed away two days before she arrived in Tasmania. She said that she had had many recent conversations and visits with her, and that she was well loved and taken care of.
A couple bought a ‘Who, Who, Who are You? II’ print to go with an emu painting that they bought in Lightning Ridge, which I think might be John Murray’s artwork.
The most popular prints this weekend was: Bunk beds
A thought to ponder: “Finish the work, otherwise an unfinished work will finish you”, Amit Kalantri
Thanks for stopping by,
from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market.
Pj Paintings’ prints, tote bags and pouches are available at http://www.pjpaintings.com