Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dinner 1.16.12

The closest to Italian style pizza we have found near home at Grimaldi's. Thin and crispy crust and fresh cheese, not gloppy gluey globs.
I hope I will continue to post when work is busier than it is now.

Showtime - Snap - Snap

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.
So this weekend we saw "The Adams Family". You may ask, "Was there finger snapping during the theme song?" For sure! Da da da dum -snap-snap. Da da da dum -snap-snap. They're crazy and…
We were in our seats early enough for a quick sketch, and intermission afforded enough time for a very quick sketch of the mezzanine below. I added the color later at home.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Lee County - Giddings, TX

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

Moveable Type Treat

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.

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.