I’m doing the Inktober Challenge and then came upon Wombatober, which runs along the same line as Inktober. They’ve released a prompt list to do a drawing a day for the month of October. Doing two drawings a day is a bit much but I’m trying to do as many of the prompt words that I can.
Wombatober’s Day 1 prompt word is “adventure”. Here’s my adventurous wombat.
Wombatober’s Day 2 prompt word was “shining”. This little wombat’s face is glowing from the shining light of glow worms.
A mother and daughter purchased “Be Whooo You Are” for her son/brother. The sister was keen on getting something for her brother. I commented on how nice that was and the mother said that she is always getting things for her brother. She looked like she was about 10 years old.
A man bought a small original painting of gum leaves. He was visiting his son and family that lives in Brisbane, Queensland, and they were all holidaying together in Tasmania for two weeks. They were finishing their Tassie holiday tomorrow and he will be spending two more weeks in Brisbane before he returns to the UK.
A couple from Orange, NSW, purchased “Afternoons Siesta”, “Devilish Siesta” and “Double Date V”.
A couple from Sydney bought a “Salamanca Saturdays” print.
A lady, from the UK, visiting her daughter and soon to be attending her grandson’s wedding in Adelaide, purchased a “Maggie & Maggie” print to go with my “Double Date V” print that she purchased at Peppercorn Gallery in Richmond, Tasmania. https://www.peppercorngallery.com.au/
Art thought for the week:
“Art is a line around your thoughts.” – Gustav Klimt
Today we had to contend with a LOT of rain but thankfully it wasn’t accompanied with wind, and amazingly, I was able to set up and take down just when there were breaks from the rain. During the downpours, there was a sea of different Hobart hotel umbrellas on view.
A speech pathologist, visiting Tasmania from the mainland of Australia, purchased an A-3 sized “Beachside Chatter” and “Who, Who, Who are You? II” print to hang up in her practice. It will engage children and calm their nerves.
Two sisters from Brisbane bought an “Outback Glamping” print and a “Salamanca Fresh” tote bag. They have another sister and when they are together people think that they are triplets they told me.
A lot of members from a family from Sydney that are attending a cousin’s wedding in the afternoon, bought a “Bunk Beds” print.
A couple bought my original painting of the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery. I drew and painted most of it, sitting on a bench, on the wharf across the street from it. https://friendsoftmag.org.au/ My “Ladybird Parade” original painting also sold today.
A Dutch couple that lived in Perth for nine years and then moved back to Netherlands, and then realised, what have we done??, moved back to Australia. They are planning to settle in Tasmania and are looking for a house in Cygnet. They bought some greeting cards to send to relatives in Netherlands.
A Hobart law and psychology student purchased a small, framed print of “Spanish Eyes (Red). Another small, framed print, “Sea Life” this time, sold to a young lady, who has been working one year and nine months in Sydney but is soon returning to Hong Kong. She has a good job lined up but she is leaving her options open if she doesn’t like it because the country has changed significantly since she has left.
Thankfully, I managed to pack up before the next lot of rain started falling.
Art thought for the week:
“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” ― Émile Zola
It rained off and on, all day long. At the end, I didn’t bother putting the pouches and bags out. They would be hanging up only for a few minutes before I had to bring them back in under cover. The novelty of this wore thin.
A lady from Port Macquarie, NSW, bought a “Salamanca Saturdays’ tote bag and said that it will be a nice souvenir of Tasmania. https://www.planetware.com/australia/top-rated-attractions-things-to-do-in-port-macquarie-australia-aus-1-94.htm A young couple, also from Port Macquarie, purchased a “Maggie & Maggie” print for their father who has a family of magpies that have nested in his yard, and he feeds them daily. It started with him noticing a magpie struggling because it had some string wrapped around its leg. He caught it with a net, removed the string and then released it. It has thanked him by sticking around and befriending his rescuer. They also purchased a “Dinner for Five???” print.
A couple from Townsville purchased “The Supremes” and “Hanging Out” prints. Another couple bought a “Hanging Out” print for their four-month-old niece that lives in a bush setting outside of Melbourne. Her bedroom has an Australian native animals’ theme.
A couple from Canberra, looking for a house in Tasmania because they plan on moving here, purchased a “Maggie” print.
An online primary school teacher from Maitland, NSW purchased a “Salamanca Saturdays” and a “Meet Me at the Gate” print.
A small group of young university exchange students from Norway, who are doing one semester of studies at the University of Tasmania, stopped by and bought some greeting cards and an A-5 sized print of “Salamanca Saturdays”.
When I got home, I hung up the sides from the gazebo, the awning, the tablecloths, and so on, to dry and made myself a hot cup of tea. It was nice to escape the rain and wind and watch it from an inside vantage.
Wishing everybody a happy and creative upcoming week.
It was inky black when I left this morning, but I didn’t feel cold wearing my thermals and pure wool, thick socks.
My first visitor were two women, who had already purchased my some of my art at Peppercorn Gallery in Richmond https://www.peppercorngallery.com.au/ . They bought a framed print of “Lazy Days”, and a “Double Date” and “Bunk Beds” tote bags.
I met a Canadian couple from Calgary. He was wearing a Canadian rugby hoodie. Apparently, rugby is becoming a popular sport in Canada. They purchased a “Salamanca Saturdays” tote bag.
A young couple from Melbourne visited the stall. As she was looking more closely and perusing my art, she said that my gum leaves look familiar and that she thinks she has bought some of my art. It turned out that she had bought two small original paintings from my stall about six years ago. She has them framed and loves them she told me. They left with four prints.
Another visitor bought “The Bun” and “Bunk Beds” prints for her friend, who loves cockatoos and wombats.
A Swan supporter, (an AFL team, the Sydney Swans) dressed in the red and white footy shirt, purchased “Graduation Siesta” and “Share House” for her partner who is graduating soon.
A family visiting from New Zealand, purchased a “Lost Worlds” print. The mother grew up in Tasmania and walked the Lost World Track on kunanyi when she was in high school. It was an outdoor adventure excursion. You can’t actually ‘walk’ the Lost World track as it is mainly scrambling over boulders and trying to spot the next orange triangle to find which boulder you have to climb next. Several hours later, you reach this amazing open space, surrounded by the mountain’s glorious organ pipe rock formation.
It was a drizzly and breezy day, which was better than rainy and windy. 🙂
My very first visitors to the stall purchased two large “Salamanca Fresh” tote bags and a “Lazy Days” cushion, gifts for friends and one tote bag for her.
A couple from Melbourne, who have a large pencil original drawing of twelve birds in their dining room and on their bookcase beside this picture, they have a collection of small black & white original pictures of birds. They bought my little fairy penguin drawing to join this collection. They saw Fairy Penguins on Bruny Island. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-20/how-to-see-little-penguins-in-tasmania/8197000 That is where I saw them for the first time but I reckon the best place to see them is at Stanley. That is a stand-out memory for me.
A lady, who used to live in Vancouver, living in Australia now, bought four small prints from the wombat in hammocks in series for her grandchild’s bedroom.
Grandparents from Ireland, visiting their son and family who lives in Deloraine, Tasmania, bought “Family Outing”. It is her son’s family with the three children in the back.
Some young people from Netherlands bought some greeting cards, some French men visited the stall and then some Belgians stopped in. I don’t often meet Belgians at the market. I heard them speaking French and asked them where they were from. They’ve been in Australia for 2.5 years and are flying back to Belgium in two weeks. Her favourite bird is the kookaburra so “Sitting on the Fence” will soon be embarking on a long trip to Belgium.
A sister bought a “Suspended” print for her brother and new baby and a young couple, down just for the weekend from Melbourne, purchased “Bunk Beds” and “Spiky Bunk Beds”.
A few originals have found new homes too: an urban sketch of a house in New Town, a Monarch butterfly, a moose, a whale on a spouting boat and “Spotted”. “Spotted” was purchased by a couple from the Blue Mountains, NSW https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/blue-mountains-national-park . Their daughter lives close by and there are magpies that visit her every day for a feed. She just loves watching the antics that the birds get up to.
A lady from Pennsylvania, USA bought a “Helping Hands” and a wombat print. She has family that lives in Tasmania. She told me that she bought prints from me last time she was here and that visitors to her house frequently compliment and ask where she got the artwork from.
My very first visitors to the stall purchased a “Suspended” (a humpback whale) and “Afternoon Siesta” print, followed by a young couple from Sydney, buying a “Hanging Out” print.
A couple, who came to Tasmania from Geelong via the ferry, chose a “Bunk Beds” print. Another person chose “Lost Worlds” for herself and “Bunk Beds” for a work colleague who cared for an orphaned wombat that spent its days at the office and was allowed to run around early in the morning before they were open to the public. The wombat’s name was Nigel.
An expectant mother from Sydney, purchased “Meet Me at the Gate” for her grandmother who loves Superb Fairy-wrens and an Enchanted Forest greeting card for her mother.
A lady from Geelong, NSW, bought a “Hammock Life” print. Her son and her used to watch platypus in the river close to their house. He passed away and she said now she’s obsessive about platypus. She told me that she’s going to hang “Hammock Life” in her kitchen.
The original painting titled “A Flair for Strutting” was purchased by a man from Moonah, Hobart. I have actually recently sold five original strutting emu paintings: “Earthy” and another one at Peppercorn Gallery in Richmond, two website orders: “Taking the Fish for a Walk” and “Tiger and I”, (www.pjpaintings.com) and now at Salamanca Market, “A Flair for Strutting”.
A couple, she was originally from Turkey and has been in Australia for two years and got married here, now living on the Central Coast, NSW, purchased “Poppy Fields (Yellow)” and “Leafy Decorum” prints. They had already bought some of my prints from Tiger ina Papera Gallery https://www.facebook.com/TigerInaPaperaUniqueWoodcraftsalamancagallery/ during the week. They want to move to Tasmania. He’s an electrician and she’s a yoga teacher. They are travelling to the north of the state to help them decide where in Tasmania they want to move to.
A lady bought a large “Helping Hands” zip pouch for her friend’s 50th birthday, who is also a quirky artist she told me.
Another lady bought a “Salamanca Saturdays” and “Salamanca Fresh” cushion covers to post to the USA… and then it was packing up and a cup of tea time.
Thanks for visiting and I hope that the upcoming week goes well for you.
A lady purchased “Family Outing” and “Beachside Chatter” to add cheer to a Gold Coast paediatrician clinic’s waiting room.
A “The Three Amigos” print was purchased by an Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, art student, specialising in print making. Another young lady bought an “Under My Red Umbrella” print to post to her friend living in Ontario, Canada. I also had a visitor from someone, who bought some of my emu prints about 7 years ago, which are hanging up in her work office in Canada and have been giving her joy for years. That was so nice to hear!
A “Tu-whit & Tu-whoo” print will be making its new home in Queensland. A young couple, visiting from Newcastle, NSW, bought a framed print of “Scarlet Robins” and another young couple, expecting their first child bought “Spiky Bunk Beds” and “Hanging Out” for their nursery.
A lady told me that a whole bunch of her friends, including herself, are turning 70 this year. She bought four tote bags as birthday gifts, including one for her.
A lady bought two original paintings. One of an emu with a wombat in its back pack and another of dune-buggying emus.
Thank you for visiting and I wish you a creative upcoming week.