I’ve been busy drawing my little fingers off trying to keep up with the #Inktober2018 Challenge. I have fallen behind with posting but soon I’ll be caught up!
Inktober Day 14’s prompt word was “clock”. I chose to draw the iconic Cat & Fiddle clock in downtown Hobart, Tasmania, which has been playing its animated rhyme since 1962, on the hour, seven days a week. (My drawing doesn’t do it justice). I did a quick sketch of it, with ink and pencil, and as you can see from the drawing, I was privy to viewing the nursery rhyme antics. The cow, dog, dish and spoon made its appearance.
The next prompt word was “weak”. Even the strong can feel weak when their heart is broken.
The next Inktober prompt word was “angular”. I re-submitted my ‘star’ picture for this. I have now painted it, so it looks quite different than when it was just presented as an ink drawing. The scene features a sugar glider, Tasmanian Devil, wombat and Tasmanian Quoll helping an emu family decorate their Christmas tree with gum nuts, Sturt’s Desert peas, Grevilleas and Waratahs, and of course a shiny star. I’ve made it into a Christmas card, which is available on Redbubble. You need to enter “pjpaintings greeting cards” to find it. It will also soon be available at Salamanca Market, stall #30.
Today’s prompt word is “swollen”. I chose to draw a beaver perched on its dam. Few other animals can change their environment as a beaver can. A small stream can soon become a delta when a beaver moves into the area.
I’m up to date with the Inktober Challenge and blog posting. I hope you’re enjoying the journey as much as I am.
Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
On Thursday, when I was teaching my adult academic writing class, my day job, I started sneezing and a full-blown cold quickly came upon me. I had to go get a box of tissues and try to get through the rest of the day teaching in between sneezes and blowing my nose.
I didn’t feel too bad this morning, so off to the market I went. Well, I struggled through the day and wished I had stayed snuggled up in my comfy, cozy, warm bed!
I met quite of few visitors from America today: a lady from California, who has been dreaming of visiting Australia ever since she was a little girl. She bought ‘Spanish Eyes (Yellow)’. Two different groups from Oregon. A man, who described himself as a nomad, purchased two extra small prints of ‘Who, Who, Who are You? II’ and ‘Salamanca Saturdays’. A couple from New Jersey bought ‘Glamour Girls’ and ‘Family Outing’ to make the return trip back to USA. Another happy stall visitor is taking her ‘Who, Who, Who are You?II’ print back to Hong Kong.
A grandfather, originally from Croatia, with his two adult granddaughters visited the pjpaintings stall. Apparently, he has an extensive elephant collection. He was quite enraptured with ‘Thunder’ so his granddaughters bought it for him. One of the granddaughters is an artist and loves all things creative, especially working with clay and sewing.
I met a few tourists that have taken advantage of the new direct Perth to Hobart flights, including a mother, who broke her wrist ice-skating in Tasmania, on day two of their holidays! Parents of 20 month old Banjo, who, I was told, is obsessed with kookaburras and owls, were thrilled to have found ‘The Three Amigos’ and ‘Barn Owls’.
A couple, who bought ‘Duck Crossing’ last year for their baby, Lucille, told me that they can’t wait to give it to her for her upcoming birthday.
Lastly, I met a young lady, originally from Germany, an exchange project manager, working in Sydney. She’s returning to Germany in November. She bought a small ‘The Three Amigos’ pouch.
The print titled ‘Barn Owls’ was the most popular print this weekend.
A thought to ponder: “Art is the cultural bedrock of a civilization and its worth is beyond measure.” ~Richard McKinley
Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a creative and happy week,
from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market.
Today was another cold start at Salamanca Market but the sun was out, and with a predicted high of 13 degrees and school holidays, the people came. Early in the morning, I had a few visits from teachers attending the Reading and Literacy Conference taking place in Hobart. Surprise-surprise most of them bought Story time prints!
A family purchased a “Spanish Eyes (Red)” print for their Spanish exchange student living with them. A couple, who just sold their house in Brisbane to move closer to their daughter, living in Emu Park, Queensland, purchased a “Story time” print. They’re very keen to hang an emu painting in their new house in Emu Park. And another “Story time” print was bought and this one will be travelling to South Africa.
A lady from Wollongong showed her friend the prints that she bought when she was in Tassie last year. She had “Off to the Races” and “Hayride” framed and they are hanging up in her granny flat.
Two Quink Ink platypus and a Tassie Devil were purchased today. I have to try to paint more during the week.
Quite a few locals stopped by the stall today, too. They bought a “Poppy Fields”, “Snowbirds”, “Rising Above it” and “Unfurling” prints.
A group of dressed up young ladies went through the market today. I don’t know where they came from, or where they were going or why they were dressed up. Lots of unanswered questions.
Today’s best seller is: Story time
A thought to ponder: To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at – Claude Monet This saying really resonates with me. Many times I fall into the trap of listening to my brain instead of my eye and then I draw the perspective incorrectly.
Wishing you many happy, creative moments, from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market