The air was crisp and still as the setting up process commenced at 6 am.
On Thursday, when I was doing some restocking at Brooke Street Pier, from behind me somebody said that they loved this artist and it turned out to be the couple from Sydney, who commissioned me to paint their wedding invitation!!
They had their wedding, in Sydney, NSW, on the weekend and had just arrived in Tasmania for their honeymoon. It was so uncanny, unbelievable, and wonderful that we were both at the same place, at the same time. It was lovely to meet them and to meet again at Salamanca Market. At the market, they bought an original Sydney scene painting (to add to their significant PJ Paintings collection) and two “Beachside Chatter” tote bags. Their enthusiasm is humbling.
Early in the morning, a mother and young son, purchased “Friendship Refreshes the Soul” and “Suspended”. The young boy was looking forward to seeing Tasmanian Devils on Monday.
A young man, from Melbourne, back from doing the South Coast Track, from Melaleuca to Cockle Creek, 7 days walking with a backpack and camping. https://www.southcoasttrack.com.au/ He said he was tired. I’m not surprised. It sounds exhausting. He bought a “Sitting on the Fence” print.
A father and daughter, from Montreal, Canada, starting their return trip back to Canada tomorrow after spending 2 weeks in Australia, purchased a “Spiky Bunk Beds” print.
A couple from Young, NSW, famous for their cherries, bought a “Dinner for Five???” print. https://www.aussietowns.com.au/town/young-nsw
A Melbourne couple bought the “Wombat Festivities” original painting and a “Tu-whit & Tu-whoo” print.
A family, the dad originally from Tasmania, but now they are living in Portland, Oregon, USA, purchased a “Bunk Beds” print to hang in their toddler’s bedroom.
A couple from Harvey Bay purchased a “Bunk Beds” and “Afternoon Siesta” print.
Art thought for the day:
To my mind a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful and pretty. There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is, without creating still more of them. ― Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Wishing you a joyful, rejuvenating, and safe festive season,
from Patricia (PJ) Hopwood-Wade
Quality prints of my art are available at www.pjpaintings.com