August 31, 2009

The robots are coming!

Lookie! Its the robots that I was glazing yesterday... all fired! Well, I fired all that I had, but found myself short on robots. AGAIN! I don't know what it is about these guys, but this is the second time that I miscounted them and have to make more to complete an order that I thought I was done with. Oh well, back to the grind again, I guess.

I am starting to think that maybe I should start to schedule creative time into my day in order to get the time I have been seeking. My default is to keep working until I get things done, and then get creative time as my reward. That used to work for me, but as my work schedule has become more busy, and I have added more personal time into my schedule, I find that I can just never catch up. So I guess I have to manage my time better. I am thinking again about getting some help in the studio, and making plans to start having someone assist me occasionally, so that should help too.

Anyway, talking about robots and creativity... last weekend I was pleased to find myself unexpectedly at the Mini Maker Faire in Ann Arbor to check things out. There were all sorts of fantastic machines and robots there, making all sorts of sounds and whirling around. It was quite magical, and even though I don't really have a science or computer background, it got me really excited to see creativity in another form than the art and craft materials that I usually associate with. I see great potential for artists, crafters, computer geeks, and hackers to join forces and make some really cool stuff. I met some guys from I3Detroit, who are creating a co-operative hacker space in Metro Detroit, which is really an exciting idea. I am really enjoying learning about these new ideas and possibilities! I hope to incorporate some of these things into the DIY programming track that I am helping with for Penguicon!


  1. I LOVE the robots :o) I am trying SO hard to lay off of the bead buying lately (I have SO much stuff around here), but those are SO cute!

  2. Maybe you do make enough robots but some of those robots just wander off on their own. Robots can be like that. Yes, schedule creative time. It's a good idea and I know for myself, unless I do that there is always one more thing of work that can be done.

  3. Those are just so stinkin' cute! Do you do the other body parts as well? I think that would be too cute to do an articulated robot with torso, arms and legs as a dangly focal on a long industrial chain...hmmmm...wheels and cogs are aturnin'!
    Enjoy the day!

  4. I love your robots! And I know exactly where you are coming from. I work from sun up to sun down and creative time is something I *used to have.
    I really love your work! I hope you get more and more time to be creative!
    Blessings, Cindy