Elmore and I spent a week at the small woodworking school Country Workshops this month. He took a class in Japanese woodworking, and I sat on the porch with my banjo or book and roamed around the farm with my sketch pad. It's a gorgeous place with small classes and amazing food, so if anyone is interested in woodworking, cooking, or basketry classes, I strongly recommend a visit. You can see their class schedule here.
The last two sketches show at least a bit of Louise's garden. She maintains more than an acre of vegetables and flowers, and fruit trees are scattered around the property. She cooks three meals a day for the group, largely from the bounty of her garden, and we eat meals in an open air pavilion with a view of the valley. Dinnertime, with lightening bugs and relaxed conversation, is my favorite part of the day.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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