I had a good day yesterday, working around home. First I took another swing at the little strip above. My color use has changed since I tried it before, and I cropped it a little differently this time. I'm really drawn to this area.
Then, there was a day baseball game, but the local Cardinals affiliate pre-empted it for talk shows instead (urgh!), so I stayed close to the house where I could stream it over my computer instead. I love listening to baseball while I work. So I painted the row of houses across the street from me.
And then I painted my set-up, having stepped back from it to take a phone call and gotten the idea. This is the corner of the sidewalk I can see from my childhood bedroom in this house (I stayed often with my grand-parents as a kid), and the "Autumn and Hawthorne" street sign has meant home to me for a long time.
And finally I moved to the back porch and painted my husband's workshop, formerly the garage. Elmore builds his beautiful chairs and tables out back and worked for almost a year to convert the old garage into his workplace. I love looking out back and thinking how happily I share this place with him.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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