Once again the weather exceeded my expectations. I was thinking the temperature would be around 2 degrees Celsius this morning but instead it was a balmy 6 degrees when I drove out of the driveway at 6:45 am.
It was really busy at the market today. I was told that about 60 delegates from Victoria were attending a Sutton Tools’ conference in Hobart but that would hardly account for the numbers perusing the market. There were a lot of school aged children from the mainland too. I thought their school holidays ended a week earlier than Tasmania’s.
A lady, living on a farm in central Queensland, bought four A-5 sized prints: “The Three Amigos”, “Double Date IV”, “Hayride” and “Glamour Girls”. An x-Hobartian, now living in Brisbane, bought herself a “Salamanca Saturdays” tote bag and another lady, who used to live in Hobart, now living in South Australia, also bought the same bag.
A mother, from Brisbane, met her daughter in Melbourne and they flew together to Tassie for a holiday to celebrate her 21st birthday, bought an “Afternoon Siesta” wombat print. Another mother and daughter pair, visiting from Devonport, Tasmania, bought three prints from the Cheer ‘em Up series to hang up in their Bed & Breakfast accommodation. Another mother and daughter, from Missouri, USA, living close to the Mississippi River, bought two cards: “What the Devil?!” and “Bunk beds”.
Two girlfriends, visiting from Queensland, bought “The Supremes” for their girlfriend. When they saw the print, they burst out laughing and instantly decided it was the perfect gift for their missing friend because the three do karaoke together.
A couple bought “Story time” and “Family Outing” as a gift for their new granddaughter.
The most popular prints today were the wombats.
A thought to ponder: “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” Rabindranath Tagore
Wishing you a week full of emu antics and joy, from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market.
P.S. Prints and tote bags are available at http://www.pjpaintings.com