It was a warm and busy Salamanca Market. My first customers of the day were a couple from Melbourne. They bought a “Fairy wrens” print to send to her mother living in Rockhampton, Queensland. https://www.aussietowns.com.au/town/rockhampton-qld
“House Sharing” is going to Victoria, but first it will be travelling to Bicheno and around Tasmania, all part of its new owner’s bucket list. https://pjpaintings.com/collections/wombats/products/house-sharing-a-wombat-and-fairy-wrens-house-sharing
A family visiting from Brisbane bought a “Richmond Bridge” and “Glamour Girls” print. Then they went to Tiger ina Papera Gallery https://www.facebook.com/TigerInaPaperaUniqueWoodcraftsalamancagallery/ in Salamanca Place and bought “Salamanca Fresh”, “Beach Date” and “Two to Tango”. Then they came back to my stall and bought more prints: “Spanish Eyes (Yellow) and I can’t remember the others. They love my emus and it was so lovely to see people enthusiastically connect with the art.
A lady from Penrith, Sydney purchased a “What the Devil!?!” and “Maggie” print. She told me that they leave a dish of water for their regular magpie visitor. On a hot 40-degree Celsius day, the maggie came and found the water dish empty, and looked at them with head turned sideways. They added water, it had a drink, sang a shorter rendition of its song for them and flew away. Another lady from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland also bought “Maggie”. She said that there was a magpie at her workplace that used to come in and eat bits from the pot plants in the foyer. She used to be able to get really close and have conversations with it. It never swooped at her. Magpies have very good memories and remember those that help them.
A young lady, who has recently moved to Hobart from Newcastle, NSW, purchased a “Bunk Beds” print. She has started work at the hospital two weeks ago.
A young man from Denmark, discussing his purchase via Facetime with his partner, purchased “Bunk Beds”, “Hammock Life” and “Salamanca Saturdays” prints to take back to Europe. “Bunk Beds” is also going to Berlin, Germany with a woman who is visiting her cousin living here.
Three paediatrician speech pathologists bought a “Glamour Girls” print to hang in the office that they share in Melbourne. A water colourist from Sydney, purchased a “Taking it Easy” and “Friendship Refreshes the Soul print”. She works fulltime and the last painting she did was about a year ago. Her new year resolution is to make time to paint.
“Surfing Clifton Beach, Tasmania” is going to Ireland. She told me that she is going to frame it and it will remind her of her Tasmanian holiday.
A woman, who lives in Vancouver, but her father is from here but moved to Vancouver, Canada, hence her being born in Vancouver, bought a “Lost Worlds” and “Fairy wrens” print. Her brother lives in North Vancouver, where I grew up.
Then, I met another person who has a connection with Vancouver. He’s originally from Iran, living in the Netherlands, visiting Tasmania to visit his roommate he had in Iran. His partner, also from Iran, immigrated to Vancouver, Canada. She is currently in Vancouver visiting her family, where he is going to join her, before they both head back to their home in the Netherlands. He purchased “Blossoming Friendship” and “The Three Amigos”.
Packing up went smoothly, so I arrived home a little earlier than usual.
Until next week, take care and have fun being creative.
Warmest regards, Patricia (PJ) Hopwood-Wade
Quality prints of my art are available at www.pjpaintings.com
Art thought for the day: “The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau