polaroid and etsy front page

the cheese, originally uploaded by robayre.

Hmmm, I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned my love of polaroid here before. Well, maybe I’ve commented on it once or twice before :)
Earlier today I was looking at my flickr contacts and came across a picture from my flickr contact Minkoff. Besides having one of the coolest websites, Julia also takes beautiful polaroids. It inspired me this morning to take out my prized Polaroid Colorpack II landcamera and load new film in it. I was a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to get it to work, as last time I used it I ruined the rest of a pack of film when I actually tore a print as I was pulling it out. I put in the new film and took the above picture and was delighted with the results. I am constantly thrilled by the pictures that this camera turns out. This picture is of “the cheese” at my elementary school. Everyone that was a lincoln lion will always have a soft place in their heart for “the cheese”.

Speaking of Polaroid, I’d also like to give my internet friend Tiffany Teske a shout out, as Polaroid is her medium of choice. She has a lovely etsy store and shows and publishers her work frequently. She also has a blog devoted to her love of polaroid.

Today I had a real thrill when I got a message from another internet friend, Joon, to let me know my treasury I created a few days ago was being featured on the front page of etsy. It is such a huge thrill to have etsy admin choose a collection I made to represent their whole company.

I had the day off today again and had a long list of things I wanted to get done. The main thing I was excited to do was go out for a long walk, but with the temperature being 7 degrees Fahrenheit , as opposed to the 28 degrees that my mac widget had promised, I didn’t think it would be a good idea.

One of the things I did get done though is to finish cutting down and folding the booklets that will go in each artomat box. I finished the paintings for this series forever ago (last spring?) but just have not sent them in because I didn’t have these books complete. I didn’t even have an idea for how to compose them until last week when I forced myself to sit down and brainstorm ideas.  I made them on the computer but they have a very hands on/handmade quality about them. I really love how they came out.


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at flickr.com/photos/robayre and on my own personal website http://www.robayre.com. I also have an online shop http://www.robayre.etsy.com where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (artomat.org).

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