I sketched the top two at the symphony in September. It was the Memphis Symphony Orchestra's opening show for the season and it was fantastic!
The bottom one is of the Rhodes College Jazz Band, which opened for the Sun Ra Arkestra.
Friday night I got to see the Sun Ra Arkestra with my friends. It was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen or heard. They continue, even after Sun Ra's passing, to be an amazing band that can play jazz standards and can throw in discordant notes and singing about space and the occasional old man screaming into a microphone. It was perfect.
The multi-colored pencil was a good choice, though I wore it down to a nub by the end. I regret not having a sparkly pen because they were all in sequins!
The Memphis Urban Sketchers were the guests of Paper & Clay and Question the Answer on Saturday and it was So Fun! We schedule extra Saturday sketches during October because the weather is usually so lovely, but it was chilly and drizzly on Saturday. Which was perfect! It was so cozy in the studio/shop, and the back door was open revealing a perfect view of the Broad Avenue water tower. We all settled in with coffee and snacks and mimosas (provided by our hostesses!) and played with the adorable studio puppy as we sketched the shop, inside and out.
The pink bubble wrap hanging from the ceiling was a popular subject, as was the water tower. I loved getting a chance to sketch the kilns.
The work of both of these women - Brit’s ceramics (Paper & Clay) and Lauren’s jewelry (Question the Answer) - is really amazing and everyone should visit them at their physical shop and online (please google them as I cannot figure out how to add links via my Weebly app on my iPad) and buy all of their stuff.
(Stillman & Birn Alpha, ink and watercolor)
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