Like anybody who loves local music and drinking all day in the sun, I attended the Free Press’ Westheimer Block Party on Saturday, March 28. I decided to set up a card table and start up my dormant personalized art service, "Joe Mathlete Will Draw Anything You Want On An Index Card," over by JD Tucker’s Secret Saturday Stage. I didn’t end up downing more than half a warm beer but I drew a lot of cards, heard some great bands, met some friendly people and made a nice little profit (though my overhead, five bucks for a couple markers and a pack of index cards, isn’t too tough to clear).
Back when the index card thing was a growing concern I’d get requests via email and take anywhere from a few days to several months to actually crank the things out, but here I only had a few minutes and the general idea that the less shitty my drawings were the more people might fork over (I made up a little sign that said “SUGGESTED DONATION: some money” and people were actually quite generous, though the fact that I made more during the end of the day might indicate that Lone Star had more to do with that than quality).
I had a few cards left over at the end of the day: