Salamanca Market, December 24, 2022

I left at around 5:30 in the morning to Salamanca Market. The morning was still and warm.

My first customer of the day was a man from the north of the island, Launceston. He’s been in Hobart doing insurance work and he’s heading home today with a “Southern Flow” print and a “Salamanca Saturdays“ cushion cover. I accidentally pulled out an imperfect cushion cover and asked him if he wanted an imperfect or a perfect one. He asked for the perfect one, which we both laughed. It just seemed funny asking for a perfect one, our sense of humour aligned, and we both laughed aloud, simultaneously.

“Southern Flow” Archival, quality prints are available at
This 40 x 40 cm cushion cover, made in Australia, with my painting printed on both sides is available at

A family from the docked P&O cruise ship bought an original painting, titled “Glow worm”.

“Glow worm” original painting SOLD

The cruise ship went to Kangaroo Island and Port Arthur and is starting its return journey to Melbourne tomorrow. Another cruise ship passenger purchased a “Friendship Refreshes the Soul” and “Hammock Life” print.

Two other families from the cruise ship stopped by. One boy bought “Bunk Beds” for his dad and another boy bought “The Three Amigos II” for his mother.

A family of sleepy wombats
“The Three Amigos II” Prints of these kookaburras are available at:

A lady from Newcastle, NSW bought a “Double Date” cushion cover and a “Two to Tango” tote bag. Another lady, from the north island of New Zealand, bought a “Salamanca Saturdays” and “Weightless” print.

Superb Blue Fairy wrens enjoying a social moment.
Eyes are locked in love while doing the dance of passion.

A family purchased an original 20 x 20 cm watercolour painting, painted on Khadi Mill paper made from recycled cotton rags, titled “Garden Meditation”.

Original painting SOLD

A mother, visiting from Germany, bought for her daughters’ bedrooms a “Devilish Siesta” and a “Lazy Days” prints.

A lady from Colorado, USA purchased a “Friendship Refreshes the Soul” and a “Glamour Girls” print. A mother from Florida, USA bought three prints for each of her daughters: “Sitting on the Fence”, “Scarlet Robins” and “Fairy Wrens”.

“Glamour Girls” Quality prints of Glamour Girls are available at:
“Sitting on the Fence” prints are available at
Fairy Wrens

A young lady bought a large “Thunder” tote bag to put all her purchases in and another lady from Singapore did the same, except that she chose a “Scarlet Robins” bag.

A bright and colourful Australian bag.

At the very end of the market, while I was packing up, a couple bought an original painting titled, “Holding Hands” and a painting of emus at Salamanca Market.

Holding Hands SOLD

Art thought for the day:

Art is the stored honey of the human soul.” – Theodore Dreiser

Wishing everybody a wonderful festive season that is overflowing with joy and happiness.

Warmest regards, Patricia (PJ) Hopwood-Wade

Quality prints of my art are available at


3 thoughts on “Salamanca Market, December 24, 2022

  1. Merry Christmas, Patricia, and Happy New Year 🎊 too! I don’t know how long you’ve been doing Salamanca Market, but since I’ve been following, I think your sales have increased, no? That brings me joy! I wish you continued success in 2023!


    1. Thank you, Kim. Wishing you a joy-filled Christmas and 2023 full of exciting travels and discoveries. I hope you are escaping the winter blast hitting USA! My sales have definitely been increasing and I’m able to live quite comfortably off my art now, which is a dream come true.

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