It's been a busy week. My Celestial Paris show is now on the walls at Playhouse on the Square (up through Jan.1, and the reception is Friday, November 18 from 5-6:30). Then I went dancing with my sisters to celebrate and blow off steam. So I'm behind posting a bunch of sketches I've done in the last week or so. Here's a whole collection, starting with the Old Forest, of course.
The pedestrian section of the Hanrahan Bridge over the Mississippi River just opened. It's a great thing for Memphis, and everyone in town, I think, went down to check it out. I waited till Monday, to let the opening crowds thin out, and then I took a break from show prep. It's about a mile total, over the Arkansas side and out into their flood plain just a bit.
Here are the bridges (there are three together) from Arkansas. A quick line drawing.
And a stop at a downtown coffee shop after.
Tuesday I had an artist do at the new Halloran Center at the Orpheum. I tend to sketch as I listen, whether that's music or meetings.
Wednesday I took a lunch break adventure over to Arkansas again, right near Dacus Lake.
And met an amazing tree there. I'm going to have to go back and paint it more thoroughly. I can see it in a print.
I've got a busy couple of days coming up with seminary and newspaper projects plus a little bit of social life, and then I should be back to making more art.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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