It was a busy day at the market today. Thankfully the wind and weather was kind to us.
Valentine’s Day has past and the focus has moved to “Run the Bridge”, a 10 km running event that will take place tomorrow. The Tasman Bridge will be closed to cars as a record amount of entries will pound the pavement over the Derwent River below, including Olympians, Liam Adams, Ben St. Lawrence, Harry Summers, Milly Clark, Victoria Mitchell and Canadian runner, Andrea Seccafien. Also included, are Tasmanian elite runners, Meriem Daoui and Dejen Gebreselassie. Dejen is of Ethiopian heritage and was born and raised in a Sudanese refugee camp. Meriem is of Moroccan heritage and competes in full length clothes and hijab. She has run 10 km in 34:30 and is only 19 years old!
At 8:30 in the morning, a man from Melbourne, here to celebrate a 50th birthday, which he did last night, bought a ‘Who Says Emus Can’t Fly?!’ print. I was quite impressed that he was up and about so early after a big night!
Two ladies, wearing cool hats, walked by, and when I was at the other end of the market, a wedding party was walking through the market! Frustratingly, I didn’t have my phone on me, so I couldn’t take a photo.
A young girl, about 6 years old, visiting from China, fell in love with the ‘Bunk beds’ print. She didn’t want it put in a paper bag; she wanted to be able to look at the picture unobscured.
A ‘Salamanca Fresh’ tote bag is going back with visitors from Hong Kong and a mother bought an ‘Unfurl’ card because the picture has three rising steam ladies and she has three daughters.
A celebrant, who is performing a wedding at Frogmore Creek in the afternoon, bought a print. A mother bought a ‘Tu-whit and Tu-whoo’ print for her daughter, who loves owls, and for her other daughter, who loves kookaburras, a ‘The Three Amigos’ print.
A Californian dad and son stopped by at the stall. They are going to do the Three Capes walk. A couple, from Savannah, Georgia, USA, who work in the film industry as Production Designers, bought a ‘Rising Above It’ print and ‘Spotty Rest Stop’ and ‘Bird Watching’ cards. Another Californian, from Los Angeles, USA, who was an exchange student in New Zealand decades ago, was visiting Tassie to catch up with a host-brother who moved and lives here now. She also visited New Zealand to visit the rest of the clan. She purchased a ‘Helping Hands’ tote bag.
Two ladies, one from South Australia and the other from Perth, were very excited to find my stall. They were Nursing and Midwifery educators. They had delivered training in Launceston and will be teaching on Monday in Hobart. They bought a small ‘Spotty Rest Stop’ original painting and a ‘Rising Above It’ print.
There was a three way tie for the most popular print this weekend. They were: The Three Amigos, Rising Above It and Salamanca Saturdays.
A thought to ponder: “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind” Dr Suess.
Thanks for stopping by,
from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market.
Pj Paintings’ prints, tote bags and pouches are available at http://www.pjpaintings.com