I've always loved the broad vista of Poplar Avenue, how you can see all the way downtown from the middle of it. I've also always loved the spinning "Sputnik" sign at Joe's Liquor, the unofficial neighborhood mascot. When the sun came out, this double whammy of images drew me today.
Since everyone does art of the Sputnik sign, though, I decided to try an inside view of Joe's as well. Fortunately they're great people in there and were not at all fazed when I asked to hunker down in the floor and draw for a while. They recently did a whimsically mod renovation, and I had a great time drawing the interior.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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