For the last two years, ever since I found out that there were folks who made toys and blogged about it (and then promptly started my own toymaking blog), I've been repeatedly amazed and inspired by Mimi Kirchner
. She makes extraordinary dolls
. Their colors and textures are so beautiful - but it's really the faces that get me. Oh, the faces
she's been making for a while have been particularly inventive - she uses sewing notions and other little bits to suggest mechanisms, panels, etc. When I saw that she had created some 2D-ish (kind of 2.5D) postcard-sized pieces
featuring mini versions of her robots, I had to snag one from her etsy shop
. So snag one I did. Here 'tis. I love it. Thanks Mimi!
More toy fun to come this week, etc etc. Did I happen to mention that I'm making a Big Toy? And that this toy is very big? And that big things take a long time to make?
Labels: artists, recent purchases, robots