More perfect weather for Salamanca Market was delivered today.
My first customer was from NSW and on a bus tour. She purchased a Large “Hanging Out” zip pouch and two prints: “Bunk Beds” and Lazy Days”. https://pjpaintings.com/collections/wombats/products/copy-of-sleepy-head-series-bunk-beds-wombat-watercolour
A large cruise ship was in Hobart today. I had a customer from Sydney, who was on the ship. She bought a “Glamour Girls” cushion cover.
My next customer from Sydney amazed me. She went to Maria Island and managed to not see one wombat!! She went to the fossil cliffs, campgrounds and penitentiary accommodation area and didn’t see any wombats. When I went there, I stopped counting after about 50 sightings. I saw big wombats, baby wombats, and I had one keep me company when I was sketching for about an hour. Unlike the above’s experience of disappointment, I had a couple from Perth, with her ultimate dream was to see a wombat, and she was over the moon about having seen not one, but six wombats at her visit to Cradle Mountain. They bought a “Hanging Out” print as a souvenir. https://happiestoutdoors.ca/maria-island-tasmania/
There is a large, International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference (https://www.ifomc.aq/ ), approximately 250 in attendance, being held in Hobart. A couple attending the conference, from Alaska, USA, purchased a “The Three Amigos II” print. Actually, another person visiting from Texas, USA, purchased the same print. Somebody else from the conference, from Oregon, USA, bought four greeting cards to take home and show to his children.
A couple on their honeymoon bought a “Friendship Refreshes the Soul” print. Another couple, from Gippsland, attending a wedding in the afternoon, purchased a “Bunk Beds” and a “Glamour Girls” print.
Somebody visiting from Yorkshire, UK to attend a wedding tomorrow, bought an “Iconic Aussies” print.
A visitor from western Queensland is taking home with her three prints: “A Spot of Happiness”, “Devilish Siesta” and “Hammock Life”.
Parents bought a “Goldilocks and the 20 Penguins” tote bag for their Canadian daughter-in-law. She loves Tasmania’s fairy penguins. Their son was just going to spend one winter working in Banff, Canada, but of course that turned out to be 9 years and then about 6 years ago, he moved to Burnaby, Canada. The parents are gong to visit the happy couple this year, during our winter, their summer.
Time passed quickly. I was surprised to see the time and thought, yikes! I better start packing!
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:
As I work at my drawings, day after day, what seemed unattainable before is now gradually becoming possible. Slowly, I’m learning to observe and measure. I don’t stand quite so helpless before nature any longer.― Vincent van Gogh
2 thoughts on “Salamanca Market, March 11, 2023”
It’s awesome when your work is so much fun you never notice the time passing by! 🤗
Indeed! 🙂 You meet a lot of interesting people.
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