The weather wasn’t as kind to us today as previous weeks, but it was warmer than I thought it would be. Despite it raining off and on all day, it didn’t stop people from visiting. I think the school holidays and the Festival of Voices helped.
I had two couples buying prints at the same time when one said to the other that they looked familiar. It turned out they were both from Newcastle, NSW. One couple bought a “Double Date III” print and the other “Richmond Bridge, Tasmania” to go with the “Glamour Girls” print that they bought 2.5 years ago that hangs in their bathroom.
A lady visiting from Arizona, USA, bought a small original painting of a kangaroo that I painted.
Another original painting, a Black yellow-tailed cockatoo, was spotted by a young boy, who pointed it out to his father, who in turn bought it along with a “Be Whooo You Are” print. They are birdwatchers and are planning to do some in Tasmania as they tour around in their camper van.
The recycling pair came by again this week. When my next-door stallholder gave her a hug, the crown decorated with forks, spiked her eye. Recycling costumes are dangerous! J She ended up buying a “Salamanca Saturdays” tote bag for her mother’s birthday, who lives in New Zealand.
A “Salamanca Saturdays”, “Glamour Girls II” and a “Family Outing” print are travelling to Cairns. A “Christmas Siesta” is going to be making itself at home in Perth and an “Afternoon Siesta” will be settling itself in Brisbane. The couple from Brisbane made three visits to the stall and said that they couldn’t get the image out of their head, so they had to buy it.
A repeat customer, who had previously bought “Who, Who, Who are You? II” for herself and friend, and “Who, Who, Who Merry Christmas” bought a “Be Whooo You Are” and “Double Date III” print.
Thankfully, the rain stopped about two hours before packing-up time so most things were almost dry.
The most popular prints today were the wombats and whales.
A thought to ponder: “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” Pablo Picasso (Maybe Pablo was an urban sketcher!! J)
Wishing you a week full of emu antics and joy,
from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market.
P.S. Prints and tote bags are available at http://www.pjpaintings.com