Saturday was our meeting of the Memphis Urban Sketchers, and we rendezvous-ed at the central library. It's a great building (except for the escalator in the center of the main floor, which I still hate) with public art and great views. I always love the chance to go out and work with other artists, get inspiration from what they do, and just squeeze in a little socializing to my normally solitary work time.
I took my time over the first one and then realized I had only 45 minutes left (the watercolors usually take a bit more than an hour), so I intentionally loosened up a bit and did the second one in time to meet up with everyone. It's good practice for me to sometimes break out of my normal work habits and try something new. And I'm always drawn to that fabulous hanging glass sculpture in the atrium.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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