First batch of art for Art-O-Mat shipped out!

I worked all weekend and made 50 original watercolor and acrylic paintings, mounted them (on boards that fit the old cigarette machines that they will be coming out of), sealed them with a nice thick gloss, signed, titled and dated each one, wrapped each one with cellophane along with a little note from me about the piece.

 drying with top coat

I think they came out pretty cute!

 the little note attached to the back

 all lined up

Working with these little blocks brought out the kid in me. I couldn't wait to stack them all up just for fun. 

All ready for shipping to the Art-O-Mat headquarters where they will find a home in a cool revamped machine and then find their way into the hands of an eagerly awaiting art lover.  Check here to see where the closest Art-O-Mat is to you.  If there is not one close to you, see if you can get one in a museum or gallery in your town.   You'll find cool stuff like this in the machines from over 400 different artists. 

I wonder if people will email me when they buy one?  It will be fun to hear where these little guys end up.



 The first time I heard about Art-O-Mat I fell in love with it.  Old cigarette machines turned into art machines!  Being an ex-smoker and an artist...a "match" made in heaven.  Yesterday I visited my first Art-O-Mat in Boca Raton, Florida.  I plan to check out the two machines in Miami soon too.  

This is the Art-O-Mat machine at the Boca Raton Museum of Art


A bit blurry, but at this point I  found out I couldn't take any more pictures inside. 

 So I moved outside to take a picture of the cool Art-O-Mat coin that I paid five dollars for. 
 Of course I couldn't get just one! I got four.

Back at home to get a closer look.  I love them all.

Cool "lomo" photography from Matt Larson.

A cute handmade book by Sue Clancy and Judy Sullens.

A beautiful porcelain clay necklace stamped with the word 'art' stamped on it by Marilyn Kirk.

Cactus Blossom Basket. A unique basket made from cactus blossoms with gems. 

Art-O-Mat likes my art and wants it in their machines! yay.
Here's what I've been working on for my Art-O-Mat art.  

It's a series called 'Speak Love'. Since they come on little blocks I thought it was a perfect size as a reminder to speak love to those around us and also to ourselves.  My blank blocks should be arriving soon. I'm excited to get my first batch of 50 out to the machines!