Elmore and I went down to the Battle on the Bayou kayak race that's now in its third year. It's a weekend I really look forward to -- good friends, a beautiful place, and the Walter Anderson Museum of Art. It's early in the season for me to do an almost ten mile race (read "I haven't even gotten in my boat all winter"), so I drew the put in, headed for a morning in the art museum, and then sketched again at the take out.
The end of the race is at "The Shed", a bar-b-cue, blues, and biker joint right on the river. It's some surprisingly good bar-b-cue for being that far from Memphis, and it's also fun to hang out with friends we see only a few times a year. It was colder this year than previous times, but I still managed to draw before getting too cold.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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