Thursday, April 26, 2012
World Wide SketchCrawl 35. I went out the the San Jacinto Monument for the reenactment of the Battle of San Jacinto. From the website www.sanjacinto-museum.org "The battle reenactment dramatizes the decisive battle where General Sam Houston led his Texian soldiers to victory over the Mexican Army eventually leading to almost one million square miles of Mexican territory becoming a part of the United States. The reenactors dramatically interpret the Runaway Scrape (Texians fleeing from the advancing forces of Santa Anna), the cannon duel and the final battle between the two forces."
Thursday, April 12, 2012
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
For the last few years we've had Broadway season tickets - the traveling shows that come through Houston. We bring my mom along each time (it is her Christmas and birthday gift) They are usually fun and entertaining. This year our seats changed to further up and back - the prices went up but not our willingness to pay the price. We have a crazy old lady and her trucker-hat wearing adult son sitting next to us now.
Monday, January 16, 2012
On my way back from a visit to P in Austin. I stopped in Giddings to draw this building in the town square. I assume it is the County Courthouse. Surrounded by a chainlink fence and not looking terribly lively. Maybe on my next trip past the renovations will be complete.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I met Ping and Jane at The Museum of Printing History for a presentation by Kyle about her adventures in the Type Truck. She is traveling around the country printing in her truck. Check her website to see if she'll be near you. www.Type-Truck.com People were lined up in the cold for an opportunity to go inside the truck and print a poster. After the sketching we went to eat Thai food and warm up.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Moveable Type is a mobile print shop built into the back of an old delivery truck. Within these tight quarters, Kyle created an efficient and fully functional shop, with a small table top press for printing smaller work, and a larger proof press, capable of printing larger posters.
Kyle Durrie is proprietor of Power and Light Press, a letterpress studio specializing in inappropriate greeting cards as well as posters, music packaging, and custom stationery.