After my trip through Kentucky, I headed over to the closest corner of North Carolina to pick up my "new" Line-o-scribe proofing press and see friends there, and then I spent two nights with my sister. We had a great catch up, shopped for a new couch for her, trolled thrift stores, revisited our childhood by watching Remington Steele episodes together, and I got to visit the non-profit she's been working with recently.
Mane Support uses horses in counseling sessions with youth who are grieving or troubled. Horses are honest and immediate in their responses to people and can tell you a lot about yourself in how they react. It's a neat concept and a great group of people, and what's more, they have gorgeous views from their stable. I painted two vistas from two different sides of the barn while Marian and her friends worked with their horses in an informal session. It was a good morning for everyone, and I was pleased to see the place where she's been spending her time.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.