At times, one could think it was snowing at the market. Large trees, lining the street, scattered masses of seed pods throughout the day and thousands floated everywhere. There was literally a carpet of seed pods in my stall, and surrounding sites, with plenty of sneezing and nose-blowing taking place from all sides.
Two young ladies from Thailand will be taking home with them some 5” x 7” ‘White Faced Scops Owls’, ‘Tu-whit & Tu-whoo’ and ‘Spanish Eyes (Yellow)’ prints.
I met a young couple from Netherlands, who are travelling around Australia for a year, from Feb 2018 to Feb 2019. They are travelling and doing nanny and cleaning work. I asked what is a male nanny called? They said an ‘Au Pair’ but that many Australians aren’t familiar with that term so they use ‘nanny’. I replied that I find that surprising with all the controversy surrounding Peter Dutton’s handling of the Au Pairs from France. In humour, they said that maybe they’ll contact Peter Dutton if they decide that they want to stay longer in Australia. They purchased a 5” x 7” print, titled ‘Double Date’.
Residents from Emu Park, Queensland bought a ‘Beachside Chatter’ print. A lady also from Queensland, but from the city of Cairns, chose ‘Duck Crossing’ and ‘All Ears’ prints from the Cheer ‘em Up series. A couple were really pleased with their purchase of a framed ‘Two to Tango’ print. It is going to be a gift for their son who has taken up dancing.
A mother bought a framed tractor print, ‘Hayride’, for their two year old son, who is fascinated with tractors. She’s made him a tractor room and this will be another addition to the pictures of tractors.
Girlfriends visiting from Brisbane, had bought a print earlier in the week from Made in Tasmania, went looking for my stall today and found me. They bought ‘Outback Glamping’ to give to a girlfriend that recently went to Uluru.
An American, with his Australian wife, who has been living in Melbourne for over 12 years, are taking a ‘Who, Who, Who are You? II’ back as their Tasmanian souvenir.
Near the end of the market, two ladies bought two prints each of ‘Lost Worlds’. One lady said they were gifts for her sisters, one living in Ontario, Canada, the other in New York state, US. Somebody else bought one earlier in the day too.
The most popular print this weekend is: Lost Worlds
A thought to ponder: “When I say artist I mean the one who is building things … some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen.” ~Jackson Pollock
Thanks for stopping by,
from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market.