Thursday, March 12, 2009

Robyn The Great and Her Art-O-Mat Video

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Originally uploaded by robayre

Robayre, whom I meet sometime ago online, in a group called Create-A-Day, which is now EveryDayCreate, is one of the most inspiring artists I know. Not only is she prolific, her interests are all over the map, truly someone I can relate to. She is creative, and talented, and she blogs like a mad woman. I wish I had the time to accomplish a tenth of what she does. I think she is an idea collector, like me, so she always has something she has found out about that she will share with other artists, and I would love to participate in all of this cool groups. One of the ones I strive to be a part of SOON, is Art-O-Mat. I blogged about it here.

I love the whole concept behind Art-O-Mat, not to mention their trademarked phrase "Kerplunking Culture Since 1997". I can't think of a better thing to do with old cigarette machines, then to dispense miniature works of art. Robyn has been making these works for a long time now. She even came up with her own method of making mini stretch canvases to create her original paintings, which are inspired by her collages, on. She was recently named the artist of the month! That is pretty great since there are 400 artists in 10 countries working with Art-O-Mat.

Now, if all this was not cool enough, or I should say if Robyn were not already cool enough, she went and made a video about Art-O-Mat! I am totally in awe. It is soooooo fun and perfectly explains what you can expect when you pull the lever on a Art-O-Mat machine. Check it out! And thanks to Robayre, for letting me feature it here.


robayre said...

Tiffany! Thank you so much! Your post is SOOOOO flattering. Your comment about my interests being all over the map made me literally laugh out loud. Your kind words almost made me tear up. Thank you so much. I'm so glad we've become friends.

joonbeam said...

What a lovely & fabulous, fabulously lovely post by, about and for y'all. :) I would love to join the art-o-mat group. It is definitely my cup of tea. Wouldn't it be fun if we could all meet up and have an art-a-thon week? We should strive for that. Meanwhile, I am grateful for Robyn's groovy video. Thanks for the inspiration, Caddies. ox

Tiffany Teske said...

Ooohhhh, Robyn, I meant every word! And Joonie, SOOOOOOOOO good to see you here. I was thinking it had been awhile. I am off to check out your blog and say hello! Yes, let's join Robyn at Art-O-Mat, for sure, and the art-a-thon idea sounds perfect! I may have a babe in arms, if it before the end of the year, but I am so there!! Love to all the Caddies!

Kirby3131 said...

I am a part of NaBloPoMo and I came over here today as I wanted to visit every blog participating this month -- when I saw this post ---

Ooooh my goooodness, I'm totally in love. I'm going to have to blog about this, too. I'm also going to have to go to Orlando to find the Art-o-mat and buy a few things. :) This is like meeting Santa Clause!

My sister is an artist, I'll let her know about this project.

It was so nice to meet you through NaBloPoMo!

The Goat,