A fellow artist lives on the block, and we decided to go out drawing together. It's always fun to see what someone else makes of the same area and to have a little company. We headed down to Victorian Village because my Park Friends group was having a clean up on Saturday, and I needed to pick up bags and gloves from Memphis City Beautiful (bless them for their long legacy of work in Memphis).
It was fun to just wander around the gardens in the shadows of these lovely houses. I painted the Woodruff-Fontaine house first and then joined Stuart at her overlook of St. Mary's Cathedral.
St. Mary's had been on my list to paint anyway, as one of my special places. It's the Episcopal cathedral in town, and I grew up going often with my grandparents. I still miss the prayer book and beautiful liturgy, even though my home church of Idlewild has a great community of people.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.