This month was a struggle and when at last I just decided to muck about and Maxie the fashion Robot was born.
Several summers ago I was madly pouring resin into all kinds of molds to see what worked and what didn't. This robot was created in a ice cube tray of robots and keys. It turned out beautifully and I have carried her around from studio to studio as I have several different locations when I work. I decided to add several washes of color one day when working on another project and I loved the purple shadows created by the paint.
Fast forward to 2013 here is my inspiration. After a bit of rooting around I saw a smaller piece I had cast of a flower shape in black which I added metal foil flakes and ta da a hat was born.
I drilled a hole in the flower center and wired the piece together with copper wire added a jaunty scarf and there she was.. But now how to put her into the space required for August???? Think Think Think.
I hinged together 2 small canvases to create a traveling tool box, which no traveling and well prepared robot would be without.
Since I was twisting the robot image out of it's traditional role I decided to take it one step further.
instead of carting tools in her tool box, all good lady robots need a change of wardrobe now and then.
So I decided to create more hats.
Now you will find inside her tool box are 2 tiny hats created with cake decorating tip,crystals,watch gears,beads & more
One is called "Watch out for the redhead" and the other "Tasseled up".
I created background papers with alcohol inks for the inside of the tool box. As well used the inks to color the decorating tips I used for the new hat bases
I mounted the new hats in place with apoxy clay and added a slap dash of paint. and Ta- Da Bob's my uncle
Rock on Maxie!! I hope she brings a bit of a giggle and memories of childhood toys to Kimberly