July 31, 2014

Pencil Profile and Yellow Sandal

July 29, 2014

Olives and Cupcakes

July 28, 2014

Memphis Monday: Sketch Group at the Peabody Hotel

For the Memphis Urban Sketchers July sketch group and 44th World Wide SketchCrawl, we met at the Peabody Hotel and sketched on the rooftop and in the lobby before setting out for lunch at the Flying Fish.

Here are my sketches!

On the mezzanine level overlooking the ducks frolicking in the lobby fountain.

I really wanted to sit at a table to sketch in the lobby, so I bought a small pot of coffee.

I am enjoying drawing lines with watercolor lately!

July 27, 2014

Supply Sunday: Hi-Tec C Multi-Pen

My current favorite thing is the Hi-Tec-C Coleto multi-pen. I bought one from Jetpens.com a while back and just ordered another one - so I can keep one at work and one in my bag, duh. This time around I also ordered every color except purples and pinks (sorry purples and pinks - not sorry).

July 26, 2014


July 25, 2014

Follow Friday: Tom Pellett and Memphis Urban Sketchers

Peabody Hotel Sketches by Tom Pellett

Visit Memphis Urban Sketchers blog - Tom Pellett has been posting fantastic sketches from some of our outings over the years.

He has his own blog now, too!

July 24, 2014

Waiting Waiting Waiting Waiting

July 23, 2014

Studio Night Last Night: Early Birthday Present

Best early birthday present from my husband: a compass! With a Tolkien quote!

July 22, 2014

Car Picnic

July 16, 2014

Studio Night Last Night


July 14, 2014

Memphis Monday: Second Street

A couple of weekends ago I went to my mother-in-law's 50th high school reunion with most of the rest of our family. It was a lovely night after a huge rain (it turned out, between a huge rain - it was just a brief break in a 24-hour storm).

I went outside for a sketch break - I decided to start doing that at events like other people take smoke breaks. There was another event across Second Street. The air smelled of barbecue!

July 10, 2014

Summer in Memphis

All green. All the time.

July 08, 2014

Fourth of July Fun

Several members of my huge family got together for the Fourth at my uncle's in Murfreesboro. No, my uncle's name isn't Jessie, that is the name of my husband's truck.

Beyla here is one of the dozen or so dogs belonging to my uncle and cousins (okay, not a dozen - just four).

General togetherness at Johnny's.

Johnny's backyard. It was amazingly beautiful weather on the Fourth of July!

The backyard of my cousin Christina's new house. Gorgeous tree right in the middle of the yard!

Fireworks! Block party in front of the home of the parents of my other cousin's boyfriend.

Sketching fireworks is hard! But fun, of course.

Chickens! Belonging to my cousin Angela. She calls them "The Girls."

Chicken house.

Nephew Joshua sitting on a tractor.

I also made this sketch of Christina's backyard, but I left it with her so I didn't get a scan of it.

July 01, 2014

Bookclub Sketch

Terron makes a damn fine ham.

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