It’s dark now at 6 am but I can quite easily overlook that when the day that unfolds is warm and sunny with clear blue skies. (A squawking flock of Yellow-tailed black cockatoos just flew by my window. I always feel privileged to see them.)
A young lady from Germany, living in Hobart, on Elizabeth Street, is studying Marine Biology at UTAS. She purchased a small print of ‘Sea Life’. A young man, from New Zealand, exploring Tasmania in a van, also purchased a print of a whale. He chose ‘Suspended’. He’s looking for work here and has secured some work just by striking up a conversation with somebody he didn’t know. They’ve offered him one day a week work at a distillery. Once you get your foot in the door, more work often follows.
A young couple, with their very smiley baby, purchased ‘The Three Amigos’. He said that he really liked art, and was quite good too, when he was a child but then war came to Afghanistan. He became a refugee and ended up in this wonderful country. He came to Pontville in Tasmania. Now he lives in Sydney and is a translator for refugees. This is his second time in Tassie, this time with his family.
A man from Manchester, UK, now living in Sydney, was in the stall when somebody said that they liked my koalas. I informed them that they weren’t koalas, rather wombats, that koalas have fluffier ears and a different shaped nose. I also had to inform people that my birds were emus, not ostriches. As he left with his purchase, he said thanks for the ostriches and koala (‘Glamour Girls’ & ‘Sleepy head’). 🙂
A lady from West Hobart, who told me that she has been looking for a long time for something to hang up on the blank wall in her toilet room, was delighted with her ‘Beachside Chatter’ find.
I was pleasantly surprised to have a visit from somebody who had done Liz Steel’s Palladian urban sketching course with me two years ago. It was really lovely to catch-up, albeit it was a short catch-up. Her daughter’s moved to Tasmania.
Take care and I hope that your upcoming week is great,
from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market.
Prints, tote bags and pouches are available at http://www.pjpaintings.com 🙂