Saturday, June 14, 2008

Art-O-Mat and other Eggy Toy Goodness

Well, I have been on vacation for the past week, and while I was away, I really didn't have a chance to work on anything new...sorry. But, I have to say, that I hit the eggy toy jackpot on my trip back to the homeland to visit the family...aka Erie, PA.

I found some fun eggy toy machines at various places - At Hoss's when my Grandma took me out to lunch, at Buffalo Wild Wings when we went to dinner with both my fam and my hubby's fam, I didn't find any at the casino, but I did find machines that would take my money and let me play fun games, but the best find was when my Mom and I went to the Erie Art Museum. I read about the Art-O-Mat awhile back and found that there was one in Erie, so I made sure I went to the museum to check it out.

What is an Art-O-Mat you ask? In short, it is a old cigarette machine that dispenses art. Check out the site for more info, to see picture, and to see where the nearest one is. As you can see in the picture below, I got 3 fun things from the art-o-mat:

1. An Art Bar from Pleasant Hill Pottery
2. 2 cute illustrated clips from
3. A Beaded Copper web by Klop - it was made with recycled copper electrical wiring and found beads

It seriously is the coolest thing ever! As an added bonus, the museum also has a little machine that vended 1 inch pinback buttons with various art on them - As you can see in the pic, i got 5 ^_^

Your homework is to find the nearest Art-O-Mat and get yourself an awesome piece of art. We all need some art in our lives ^_^

1 comment:

Cathy said...

I'll be going to Erie this summer, so I will definitely check out the Art-O-Mat! Sounds so cool!! Thanks for blogging about it.

P.S. Love your crochet designs - they are so cute!!