Monday, September 22, 2008

I know, I know

If you have a blog, you're supposed to write every now and then. Probably more than twice a month. It's been a crazy few weeks. I'm trying to get stuff together for Moxie's gig at ACL and then the trunk show the following week.

I did make time to help my good friend Kat (and Theresa, her partner in Studio 1408 crime) with their super awesome Obamarama screen printing extravaganza. What an incredible event. If I thought it wasn't a crazy amount of work for them, I'd try to convince them to have another one. People were so pumped carrying out their freshly minted Obama originals. The enthusiasm was contagious. I like my shirt so much, I even wore it! I never wear t-shirts with things on them.
I was working the front gate, but sent my trusty photo guy (spousal unit) to snap some pics. He managed this great one of the screen queen herself with a selection of her handiwork in the background. I like the one of her in action, too. I don't know how many people showed up (alot!) but I think everyone had at least 3 Ts. That's a buttload of shirts hanging back there. She also has a giant screen that she used to make sheet signs for the event, but I didn't get a pic. Average Jane got a pic of the screen itself, but not of the image it creates. I'm sure I'll be able to find one somewhere on the web at some point. Anyway, the reason I bring it up is that I'm bummed that I didn't bring some sheets so I could have had Kat screen the heck out of them. How fun would it be to claim to be sleeping with Obama!!? Sorry Michelle.

How does all this tie into reuse, you might ask? Well, for the most part, it doesn't. However, I did notice that many people were using shirts they already owned. Actually, my favorite shirt was a well-worn, once dark blue shirt with a crackly, plastic-y Wonder® bread logo with our man screen right below. I should have made her stop for a pic. . .

Theresa saw this post and was kind enough to send along a pic of the aforementioned WONDER OBAMA shirt.


Kat said...

Thanks for the post! That giant screen was made by Lori Moffat, and we used it to print the giant banners out front.

Theresa said that there were some kids eyeing them at 3AM! Her housemate was up & ran them off. She said "you know it's cool when someone wants to steal it!" ha.

Average Jane Crafter said...

Hurrah! What an awesome picture of Kat!

And, yeah, when I got home and was going through my pictures, I though, "Oh, man! I didn't think to get a pic of what the big screen printed!"


I was just so fascinated with the giant screen itself, I didn't even think to run out to the front and snap a pic of the result!

It was great to meet you, and I agree - what a fantastic event! It was so awesome to see everyone excited and really awesome to see Kat and the gals in action cranking out so many shirts and more. :)

Theresa said...

Good times, good times! Great pix, thanks - my absolute fav. is Kat in her element.

I'll make sure you get pix of The Mondo Screen. That thing was as much fun to make and print with as it is to entice wayward teens at 3am!

Twisty said...

Thanks for posting word of this fantastic happening. Some fo my dearest friends in Austin were part and I am so sorry I was not in town for it!! Also, so happy to see your listing another dear friend's blog as one of your favs...Modern Craft! Jim is amazing and a blogspot rock star, no? Keep on bloggin' - no pressure to everyday. You are making great work. I was drooling over all of it at Women and Their Work last time I was in Austin.