It was a much warmer day today with the cloud cover over Hobart.
My first customer used to live in Tasmania but moved to Melbourne. She was here for work. She asked if I had prints of my original painting, titled “Balancing Act”, of a want-to-join-a-circus wombat practicing balancing on a ball. I asked her if she was here for a conference and she said no, she’s part of a circus. I wished I had asked her what her act was!! It’s not often you meet a circus performer! She purchased a “Maggie” print.
A Tasmanian bought two cushion covers (Salamanca Saturdays and Fairy wrens) for a friend who doesn’t want any gifts that need dusting or hanging. was from Brisbane.
A couple from the Central Coast, NSW, bought an Enchanted Forest III print. It’s their first time to Tassie.
“Salamanca Saturdays” and “Lazy Days” tote bags were purchased for friends she made a long time ago on a cruise. One is going to Calgary and the other Vancouver, Canada.
A “Bunk Beds” print was bought for newly born Oscar. She visited the stall last week but didn’t want to buy it until her grandchild was born. She was on her way to cuddle her less than one week old grandson. https://pjpaintings.com/collections/wombats/products/copy-of-sleepy-head-series-bunk-beds-wombat-watercolour
A young couple from Sydney were captivated by the “Two to Tango” print and purchased it. They didn’t tango. https://pjpaintings.com/collections/musical/products/two-to-tango
Another young couple, this time from Adelaide, SA, bought my original painting of two platypus, a “Spiky Bunk Beds” and “Afternoon Tea” print. She said she has afternoon tea with her sister fortnightly. https://pjpaintings.com/collections/emus/products/afternoon-tea
Then I think I met my first person from the Canary Islands, which is part of Spain. I don’t think I’ve ever met anybody from there before??! She purchased a “Visiting Friends” and “Piggyback” greeting cards.
Immediately afterwards, a Canadian Newfoundlander entered the stall. She extended her holiday, so she has spent 3 months in Australia, one month in Tasmania. She’s seen many similarities between the two, with both island states/province’s small populations, landscapes and more. I asked if she lived near the town that hosted all the passengers from the airplanes that diverted to Newfoundland during 9/11 but she lives about an hour’s drive from there. She’s returning home in a few days with “Iconic Aussies”.
A young couple, that arrived from Singapore yesterday, bought a “Scarlet Robins” print. https://pjpaintings.com/collections/birds/products/scarlet-robins
Another young couple, whose Mum told them that she loves my emus, purchased a “Who says emus can’t fly?!” print for her birthday. https://pjpaintings.com/collections/emus/products/who-says-emus-cant-fly
Then I met two travelling friends from Argentina and Columbia, South America. They purchased “Supportive Nestworks” and “Hair Accessories”.
The wind really started picking up so it was great to be able to pack up before prints were getting blown off tables or worse.
Until next week, take care.
Warmest regards, Patricia (PJ) Hopwood-Wade
Quality prints of my art are available at www.pjpaintings.com
Art thought for the day:
“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfeld