Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wednesday Item Feature: Revisiting robots

Back in March, I featured a digitally colored pencil sketch of Patter, the little blue robot by Maggie Hurley. It was both beautiful and cute at the same time. I finally was able to meet Maggie at the North Oakland Phat Beets Farmer's Market this past weekend where some members of the EBAC team were selling their goodies. These robot prints are even more amazing in person. I could stare at them all day.

If you've recently joined the EBAC team or haven't been following our blog, you can read my original post about Patter here. Maggie (also known as hushmouse on Etsy) creates her little world of wonders and ships out her art ready to hang from Berkeley. From my last feature on Maggie's robot prints, she has since then thought up and conjured up more whimsical characters, including Spin, the musical robot.

While not as round as Patter, Spin is just as calming, soothing, and bright in his own way. Attached to gramophone parts, Spin saves the day with his musical ability, boppin' along and bringing the beats to those he passes. His droopy eyes tell you he's a laid back sort of dude and will take requests: feeling like some oldies? How about some classical? He's got what you're looking for.

Colored with more neutral tones, Spin is still a cool fellow. He may not be blue and watery like Patter, but if you really need some liquid vibes, just wait until he comes in the mail ready to hang in your music studio to keep you company while you practice your flute or violin, compose new tunes on that sweet keyboard you just bought, or even just sing your heart out. This is a perfect gift for your musical friend or young niece really getting into music for the first time and really passionate about the new instrument she's picked up. Or if you just need that piece of art that serves as inspiration when you're in the middle of a creative block, he has imaginary records waiting to be played; get him now before you miss out on this little friend!

Check out hushmouse's listing on Etsy now: Spin brings the beats - on Wood

Tune in next week for the Wednesday Item Feature!

Love & donuts,

1 comment:

  1. This needs to be a children's book asap :)


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