It took me a while to get comfortable, partly because of the previous association with my career in public art, and partly because Urban Sketchers as an organization doesn't fit into any kind of mold for US non-profits. We're an all-volunteer, US-based global organization that aims to include everyone, regardless of age or skill-level, in a hands-on, on-location practice.
But I met a lot of nice people who were really interested in what we are doing, and they all patiently listened to me talk through my thoughts about what we were doing at the conference in the first place.
Pentel Aquash ink-filled brush pen would be a great way to sketch people, and I've been hooked ever since. Hooked!
I love the Ryman Auditorium. I took some alone time and ran over to sketch it.
Overall it was a great experience. I love being a part of Urban Sketchers and I love learning, and deep down I really do love Nashville. (Don't tell anyone in Memphis that I said that.)