Our group met at Shady Grove on the morning of the Race for Grace. It was fun to have all the activity buzzing around us. I sketched the church first - the fall colors and the setting moon caught my eye.
The music exceeded expectations. There was a brass band playing for the end of the race, and it was wonderful. My sister used to live in New Orleans, and I just love that sound. Musicians also make for a fun sketching opportunity. I don't draw people that often, but the people I draw are quite often the bands my husband and I go hear.
I finished up the morning by joining the rest of our group in the more secluded courtyard. I'm always a sucker for interesting trees, and this one was lovely.