After the Farmers Market, I headed to my letterpress mentor's workshop for another lesson and to pick up yet more type, cases, and other goodies she has been showering me with. (Fortunately she's liked my paintings for years, so I have things to trade her that I know she really likes.)
On the way home, I stopped at Burke's Bookstore, our locally-owned new and used bookstore in Memphis. I'm on a quest lately to single-handedly preserve the viability of the printed word (we hit six locally-owned bookstores on our recent trip and patronized all of them), so I got my book club book from the local place. Then I decided to paint in the funky Cooper-Young neighborhood that houses the bookstore. It's a little too far to be on my regular walking circuit, but it's a great part of Midtown.
Sunday was Di Anne Price day at Huey's. We have a regular group that meets to hang out and listen when she plays, and this Sunday I took my paints along as well. I'm working on a series of my Memphis places, and Sundays at Huey's are an important part of my quality of life.
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Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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