More perfect weather for Salamanca Market was delivered today.
My first customer was travelling from North Carolina, USA, with her two boys. They chose a school that ran 9 weeks, 3 weeks off, so that they could travel. The reason they chose to visit Tasmania was because her boys love wildlife. Her sons chose a “Spiky Bunk Beds”, “Devilish Siesta”, “Bunk Beds”, and “Hanging Out” print.
A couple from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA purchased a “Fairy wrens” print. They are visiting Australia for a month. They’ve been to Sydney and Melbourne. After Tasmania, they are going to Kangaroo Island, Cairns, and Adelaide.
A group of eight ladies did the Overland Track. Two from Newcastle, NSW visited the stall and purchased a “Spiky Bunk Beds” and “Hammock Life” print.
A couple, originally from Hungary, in Australia for over 30 years, now living in Hobart, was looking for Two to Tango, which they purchased earlier and posted to Hungary. I didn’t have any left so they purchased Spanish Eyes (Yellow) and Spanish Eyes II (Red). https://pjpaintings.com/collections/musical
A mother, from Ballarat, Victoria, who has three daughters, Emma, Lucy and I can’t remember the name of the third daughter, and loves kookaburra bought a “The Three Amigos II” print. She said it is her three noisy girls.
A couple visiting from Adelaide are staying in a Sandy Bay accommodation that has a big “Salamanca Fresh” framed print. They wanted one too as a souvenir of their Tasmanian holiday.
A young geologist, from Santiago, South America, bought a “Unwinding” print. She attended a geology conference and decided to take time off from work to explore this country before returning. She’s visited Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay and now Tassie. She’s going home next week.
Another visitor, from Woy Woy, NSW (https://www.centralcoastaustralia.com.au/info/towns/woy-woy/ ) purchased a “Bunk Beds” print to take with her to Germany. It is for a family member that is having a baby. https://pjpaintings.com/collections/wombats/products/copy-of-sleepy-head-series-bunk-beds-wombat-watercolour
I met the person has my “Musicassso” original painting that I painted for a Picasso themed exhibition. When she saw it at an exhibition at the Lady Franklin Gallery, she said that is what she wanted for her Mother’s Day present, and her family obliged. She plays the piano, Emma, her daughter, plays the clarinet and the rest of the family play musical instruments too. It was so nice to meet the family who has the painting and hear how much they love it.
I met a young traveller from Ottawa, Canada. She’s been in Australia for four years, travelling and working to explore Australia. She’s done fruit picking, bar and café work and now she’s doing sewing work. She purchased a “Bunk Beds Trio” print to send to her mother. Her mother has three girls.
A Czechoslovakian purchased a “What the Devil!?!” zip pouch for his cousin and a “Regal” print for himself.
Then it was time to pack up and attend a meeting about the Hobart City Council’s plan to increase our stall site rents much, much, much more than the CPI rate.
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:
I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. ― Bob Ross