With the car packed to the ceiling, including the passenger seat (lucky I only have to merge lanes once driving to and from the market), I arrived at the market in semi-darkness, and eventually, despite having very cold toes, a stall emerged from the collection of folded tables, gazebo, crates, grills and the like.
A couple from Wollongong, who took advantage of the Take the Spirit of Tasmania sale, without an extra charge for your car travelling with you, were in a bit of a pickle. They didn’t book their trip back and found out that the earliest sail back with available car spaces is July!! He’s on leave from work, but he doesn’t have that much leave!!
A young Russian couple, permanent residents of New Zealand, stopped in and bought four greeting cards. They are taking advantage of the New Zealand and Australia travel bubble that has been negotiated between the two countries, with both currently experiencing low COVID infection rates.
A lady bought “Lazy Days” to post to her best friend’s four year old daughter that is living in Israel and scared with the bombs and sirens.
An A-3 sized “White Faced Scops Owls” print is going home to Melbourne and a Large “Salamanca Saturdays” tote bag is going back to the Central Coast, NSW.
A young man from Melbourne, looked through all the greeting cards, and said that this was his favourite. He loved it and bought it. This painting came into being through my involvement with the annual #Inktober Facebook Challenge, which happens every October. The challenge is to do a drawing everyday for the entire month of October. Prompt words are provided for each day. The prompt word for this drawing was “poisonous”.
A couple purchased two prints to post to the United Kingdom. They bought “Lazy Days” and “Salamanca Fresh”.
A paramedic from Brisbane, taking a 10 day holiday, purchased “Afternoon Siesta” and “Sea Life” prints.
A couple of ladies, from Warrnambool, Victoria, just visiting for the weekend, purchased a whale print and “Who says emus can’t fly!?”
Quite a few “Under My Red Umbrella” tote bags went and five of my small original paintings sold, including my last little platypus painting. I thought of a new idea for my platypus paintings during the night and unfortunately I got so excited about I couldn’t sleep!
Wishing everybody a great upcoming week and thank you for your continued interest and encouragement of my art.
Cheers, Patricia (PJ)
P.S. Prints are available at http://www.pjpaintings.com