Sunday, May 24, 2015

More Sketching at Elmwood Cemetery

One could spend many days drawing the statuary and monuments at historic Elmwood Cemetery

 I made 3 drawings a few
 Saturdays ago.

I returned yesterday and drew 2 more.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sketching at the Tennessee Brewery

Where I parked

Across the street

Where the trucks entered to load up with beer

The tower 

Crawfish was served

They had finished eating.

Some people stood, others sat.

He turned quickly to look at a dog.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Sketches from the Food Truck Fest

We went to the first Memphis Food Truck Fest, which was held on Tiger Lane at the Liberty Bowl. The place was PACKED! People walking and eating had to wind their way around long lines at all of the trucks. Bands played, puppies were adopted, books were distributed. The whole affair was a benefit for Literacy Mid-South. Looking forward to next year!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sketching on Mud Island

Yesterday, ten Urban Sketches gathered at the unused bike rack in
 Greenbelt Park on Mud Island.

Bike Rack

Harbor Town Jogger

We could choose from two very different views, the Mississippi River or Harbor Town.

Driftwood Pyramids

Driftwood Pyramid and Building 

Driftwood and Two Bridges over the Mississippi River

Our Sketches

Driftwood and the river were popular subjects.

One of us was able to find a view of the pyramid.

We admire our work.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Greenbelt Park

The Memphis Urban Sketchers met at the Greenbelt Park on Mud Island today. It had been a while since I'd sketched at the river, and I enjoyed being down there on a perfect day.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Urban Sketchers Symposium July 22-25

Urban Sketchers Symposium
Singapore 2015

Registration is still open for the International Urban Sketchers Symposium in Singapore July 22-25. 
Join the amazing faculty for top-notch programming open to sketchers of all levels, experience, and backgrounds!
Workshop passes and Sketching passes are still available – standard registration is open through May 31.
For more information about the Symposium including schedule and registration information, please visit

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

May Sketch Group at Greenbelt Park

Next sketch group
Saturday, May 2
Greenbelt Park, Island Drive (Mud Island/Harbor Town)
10:00 AM
Meet at the big green bike rack!

Please comment here or on our Facebook page if you plan to attend. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sketching at Elmwood Cemetery

Earlier today we braved the wind and near-rain to meet up at Elmwood Cemetery, one of our favorite places in Memphis to sketch.

Sketches from the Old Forest in Overton Park

Earlier in April we went to the Old Forest in Overton Park, led by frequent Old Forest visitor Martha Kelly. It was such a peaceful setting and we were all inspired.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Memphis Food Truck Festival

There was live music at the Memphis Food Truck Festival
The First Act

 3 Musicians


Setting up

One of the sponsors

Liberty Bowl Stadium

Setting up

Waiting for food at food truck

Waiting for food