I had an only halfway intentional Sabbath. I somehow managed to forget my main watercolor book today, which left me with only my panorama one and a small one. I had one panorama I knew I wanted to do, but I was having trouble spotting others today.
I decided to do a few smaller ones instead. I started with a statue I spotted yesterday.
I checked my mail at lunch and found that the street musicians I'd met last week were playing today and decided to go see them. I did this small one while listening to them.
But mostly I was having a ball and just took a slow afternoon to hang out and listen to them. Here's a small video clip I took. Rene is from Louisiana and sings authentic blues, and Stephen is from Lancashire. Unfortunately the camera in the phone doesn't seem to be picking up his marvelous bass playing very well. More slap than bass, sadly.
I also did a couple of quick ink sketches of them in my journal. I'd done a watercolor of them a couple of days ago.
Then on the way home a couple was doing utterly beautiful tangos in the shady square in Abbesses. I settled in and watched for half an hour is so. Again the camera in my phone wasn't coping well with the shady light, but you can get an idea from this.
One thing I love about Paris
Is all the life right out on the sidewalk. this city is made for pedestrians, which is
perfect for me, and on the weekends it's like a street fair. Musicians everywhere. Lovely.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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