Elmore and I spent the last four days demonstrating at the crafts fair, so I haven't been drawing much over the last little while. Elmore demonstrated wooden bowl carving, starting with splitting big chunks of tree trunks and going from there. I was demonstrating printmaking, so I spent most of my time carving, but I did take a little time Saturday morning before things got too busy to do an urban sketch. The big lemon near our tent was new this year, at least in our area, and it amused me all week.
It was fun getting to sit and work and watch Elmore do his thing. Here's Elmore splitting a log...
and roughing out the inside of a bowl...
And here we are together, with me in his new rocking chair. We met at this fair eight years ago, so I always like to take an anniversary photo there.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.