It was another mild winter’s day at Salamanca Market. It was rather quiet at the market but a different story at Artefacts Gallery in the Salamanca Arts Centre, where two of my originals sold. The newly painted big A-1 sized ‘Family Outing VI’ is going to hang in a Doctor’s waiting room.
At the stall, I had an adult daughter buy a framed ‘Double Date IV’ for her mother’s birthday. She said that they have a shack in Dover, Tasmania, where Superb Fairy Wrens visit all the time. I had an adult son buy a ‘Black & White + One’ print to give to his piano-playing father for his birthday.
A lady, from Canberra, here for a work conference, bought a ‘Beachside Chatter’ tote bag.
A young lady, from Spain, travelling the world, bought a ‘Spanish Eyes (Red)’ print to add to her art-work-wall collection. She showed me a photo. It looks very cool with masks from Hawaii and Indonesia, ceramic birds from Portugal and prints from the countries she has visited.
A couple touring Tasmania in their camper van bought some greeting cards and a Japanese exchange student bought a ‘Salamanca Saturdays’ tote bag. Ladies, visiting from the mainland, purchased a ‘Double Date III’ print and a pair of fingerless gloves for me!, so unexpectedly kind. They had visited the stall earlier in the day and I commented on the great gloves they had. A stall sells them for $5 a pair and on their return trip, I was presented with these beauties.
A local mother bought three prints from the Cheer ‘em Up series to decorate her four month old son’s bedroom: ‘Scarlet Robin Rescue’, ‘Duck Crossing’ and ‘Kookaburra Rescue’.
Today’s most popular print was the Superb Fairy wren prints.
A thought to ponder: “If you hear a voice within you saying, ”You are not a painter,” then by all means paint… and that voice will be silenced.” ~ Vincent van Gogh.
Wishing you a joy-filled week,
from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market.
P.S. Prints and tote bags are available at http://www.pjpaintings.com