I can't make the March meeting, and I hate to miss painting the riverfront with everyone, but I've been doing a little downtown painting lately. I hit Beale Street one recent, gorgeous afternoon, and it was great fun to sit at an outside table, drink a Diet Coke, chat with the tourists, watch the flippers, and paint. I forget how much fun it is to play tourist in your own town sometimes, so I'm grateful that a commission request took me down there. I'd like to go back soon and do some more painting. The signs are especially fun.