I'm continuing to try to have a sketchbook with me at (almost) all times and to use small bits of time to do quick sketches. Above is one from Cafe Eclectic, when I got there a few minutes early for lunch with my friend Meghan.
Below are two recent theater outings. Opera Memphis recently put on Hansel and Gretel, with sets designed by marvelous Memphis artist Michelle Duckworth. Her fairy tale style is a perfect fit for set design, especially for a fairy tale opera. I love that Ned Canty, the newish head of Opera Memphis, is forging connections across art disciplines. He has added so much richness to the company.
Then last night Meghan and her husband Boris and I went to The Rocky Horror Show at Playhouse on the Square. The fabulous Jerre Dye was Frank-n-furter, and he totally rocked the show. It was marvelous. I was too busy enjoying it to sketch much, but I did do a quick one of one of the zombie theater ushers before the show started.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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