Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Retro Robot Racer

Finished at last, after a lot of fiddling around getting an axle solution, my first Retro Robot Racer. This is hand cut out of tin and then painted and assembled with additional elements stuck on. It is influenced by timeworn tinplate toys, science fiction robots, vintage racing cars and steampunk. I don't know if it is steampunk, perhaps dieselpunk? I'm not qualified to say. Anyway I hope to make some more, and perhaps some stand alone robots, using the same technique.


Monday, 1 March 2010

The world of machine, painted metal ACEO collage

The World of Machine
Another 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" little mixed media ACEO.
I'm wondering if I should try Ebay. I am not having much success selling anything on Etsy.

painted tin robot art
Got lots of new ideas for stuff, though.

Friday, 26 February 2010

My ex's corpse


My ex. She just died in her sleep. Honestly, officer. 
Here's the insides of my old G4 titanium, which I am going to recycle into works of art. Can't wait to get stuck in!!

Mind you, she wasn't looking too healthy before she expired:



Thursday, 25 February 2010

Robot tin painting ACEO "TESTING MACHINE" with added bits

This little painting has got a compass dial and some cut up bits of recycled brass added to it.
I am enjoying making these, but I don't know what other people think of them. I'll carry on, because they make me happy, anyway.
I will be making some more 3d assemblage robots shortly.
I've started on Twitter, and am following as many etsy sellers as I can.
tin robot recycled art

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

ACEO painting on tin DWARF ELECTROSTATIC robot

original robot art steampunk aceo
Another day, another little painting on tin. I stuck washers and bent wire on this one, and also parts of an old label for a "DWARF" ammeter which I bought off ebay as part of my stockpile of bits for robot making.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Robot Art ACEO "10 TON ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN"

robot painting on tin

Another little ACEO painting on tin. I have added a little bit of my recently expired Mac - I shall recycle it centimetre by square centimetre until there is nothing left. I wonder if I could saw up the outer casing into ACEO sized bits. It may be hard work, as it is supposed to be made of titanium, or is that just the chassis?

Sunday, 21 February 2010

INVAR Another Robot ACEO painting on tin

tin robot painting collage
Here is "INVAR" another of my robot ACEO series,  painted on tin, with some collage elements and a little brass detail. It is the usual ACEO size of 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. I am putting these on Etsy, but they don't seem to be getting many views. Perhaps robots aren't popular with ACEO collectors :(

Saturday, 20 February 2010

International Robots of the World No.1 - Atomic Robot Man

robot art mini painting

Slowly been building up junk ready for the next round of making. Just need some time to sit down and do it. In the meantime, have started making ACEOs again, this time with a robot theme. I am painting them on tin, and adding collage and scrap elements. They are based on 1940s and 50s tinplate toy robots.

Friday, 22 January 2010

I love chickens - they know everything!



I haven't added any designs to my Cafepress t-shirt shop for ages, but all of a sudden they seem to be selling a lot of my I Love Chickens design. I don't know why - perhaps it got promoted somehow. Shame though I only get $2.40 for each one I sell. Don't know why that is, but I suppose $2.40 is better than nothing. Available here!