Monday, September 19, 2016

Etsy Made in Canada Makeology Show September 24th - Robin Davis Studio

Robot Water colors with rustic vintage embellishment by Robin Davis Studio
The studio is buzzing with excitement in preparations for this weekends big ETSY MADE IN CANADA HAMILTON SHOW hosted by MAKEOLOGY!
I'm especially thrilled about this particular venue The Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology. It feels like the perfect backdrop to showcase my work in! There are 3 buildings where you can enjoy the museum and discover incredible creations from over 80 Artisans!
I'll be in the 1913 building C - please come say hello!
Robin Davis Studio 

Friday, September 16, 2016

How my love of movies influenced my art!

In 1968 the British movie adventure "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was in theatres. I honestly can't remember how old I was when I saw the film, since I was only 1 when it came out. Maybe at age 5 for the first time & many, many times since. I do remember the affect it had on me! Specifically, all the creative aspects of the film.
Mr. Potts played by Dick Van Dyke was an eccentric inventor, who created unique and unusual contraptions from the things he had collected. Just look at how wonderful these images are from the film. I could stare at them for days, picking out all the wonderful pieces throughout the barn.
Of course, I loved the magical car he built to take the kids on their amazing adventures, but I dreamed of being in that barn and letting my imagination run wild with all the things I'd love to create!
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Movie
I'm a believer in the saying "everything you've been through has prepared you for this moment" and that I am exactly where I am supposed to be right now!
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Movie
As clarity comes to me about my creative world and the work I want to create. I can see how this long path I've been on through out my artistic journey has led my to today! That all the work I created through out the decades was preparing me for the work I create today! The work that feels like ME, the works that fills my heart and makes me happy. Sure I am making robots and characters from rusty metal and antiques, and maybe people don't "get it" or understand the art. But that part doesn't matter to me. In creating each robot or character, I feel like each little piece I choose to build him with, makes him come to life! And each one makes me SMILE. So, if one of my pieces resonates with you and makes you SMILE, then it's exactly what I intended and my heart is happy!
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Movie
So why am I sharing photos from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? Because yesterday I watched it for probably the 20th time while working in the studio. It hit me right away, the emotions and excitement I felt with the visuals of this film. It was magical! Even as a little girl I was already dreaming of a room filled with unique pieces and things to create art. I didn't know it then, but I sure do now!
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Movie
So many things have happened to me though out my career to get me to this moment, this ART, this creative world I live in now! Thank you universe! Thank you for listening and guiding me and showing me how to be BRAVE enough to listen to my heart...take a big JUMP and GO FOR IT!
Robots by Robin Davis Studio - Makeology Etsy made in Canada Show Sept 24th
To see more of my creations I make in my studio full of unique and unusual things, come see me at the Makeology Etsy Made in Canada Show - Sept 24th at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology.
I'd love to meet you!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Etsy Made in Canada - Robin Davis Studio

Etsy Made in Canada - Robin Davis Studio - Sept 24th 2016

September 24, 2016  11am - 5pm

Makeology presents ETSY MADE IN CANADA held at the
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology.
Over 80 artisans and creators will be showcasing their unique
and original works throughout the 3 historic buildings!

Parking is $3 on-site, as well as free parking & shuttle off Brampton St.

SWAG BAGS for the first 50 guests to arrive!

Etsy Made in Canada - Robin Davis Studio - Sept 24th 2016
I will be showcasing my One of a Kind Robot and Character Art pieces along with my unique wall decor, stationary, pillows and robot pins. Watch for my display in the 1913 building

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mixed Media Robots by Robin Davis Studio

Robots by Robin Davis Studio
 It's 10pm and I just took this photo in the studio of the 2 robots I've been working on for days. So let me introduce you to BLAZE and FLICKER. I pride myself in creating characters with heart. Each one must make viewers SMILE! That's my goal!
Working on my robot BLAZE - Robin Davis Studio
 For BLAZE, I used a vintage lamp piece for his head and an old mini tablet tin for his body. I decided he wouldn't have a sealed base to stand on, so if you pick him up and roll his caster feet around, it looks like he's dancing! I LOVE IT!
Working on this robot I named Flicker - Robin Davis Studio
FLICKER is made from a vintage stove oil can and retro lighter.

I'm having the time of my life in the studio right now!
BUT it's time for bed!
Good night friends!
I'll share more tomorrow!
Cheers Robin

Friday, July 8, 2016

Mixed Media Robots and Characters by Robin Davis Studio

Robots by Robin Davis Studio
One of my latest ROBOTS. His name is Jetson. Made from vintage elements like a retro carrot tin, old caster wheels and a vintage rusty fuel filter. I pride myself in creating a face that makes YOU SMILE! It's how I begin each's all in the face! The eyes & smile!

Retro Robots by Robin Davis Studio
To say I'm having "the time of my life" in the studio, is an understatement! All the little characters that have been in my head for decades are coming to life with a variety of vintage pieces that I've collected for YEARS!

Mixed Media Characters by Robin Davis Studio
My Steampunk Troll took a very long time to create. First his head was sculpted with paper clay. Once I had his expression figured out, I knew I wanted his body to be a variety of rusty tin pieces with a little vintage tweed and leather as accents. To top him off, he is adorned with 5 mini steampunk birds, each with their own tiny tophats!
Steampunk Art Sculpture - Troll - Robin Davis Studio
His name is Mr. Goodfellow.

All of these pieces and more will be at my next ART SHOW.

Thursday, May 19, 2016


Robin Davis Studio - Unique Nursery Decor and more
A sample of the handmade items I've been working on for the HANDMADE MARKET NIAGARA WINERY show June 18 & 19
The Handmade Market Niagara
Come say hello! I'd love to meet you! I'll also be featuring several of my favourite Robot and Woodland Animal wall decor for kids! Many of my quotes include words of encouragement for kids! Each quote comes from my heart!
Encouragement Prints for Kids by Robin Davis Studio

My special prints & stationary for Father's Day will also be available!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A special package and a new friendship begins!

Ramona Otto - Artist
Last month I received a wonderful message from a friend on Facebook. Ramona Otto. We were both featured in Lori Siebert's "Labour of Love" magazine (issue #3)
Ramona and I both create art using found objects. 

Vintage Puppet Stage from Knotts Berry Farm
Ramona had reached out to me through Facebook, telling me all about a vintage puppet stage she had acquired from Knott's Berry Farm. 
Puppet Stage parts from Knott's Berry Farm - Robin Davis Studio
She was taking the stage apart for a special art piece and inside were a couple metal components used to make the puppets move. She contacted me to see if I could use these parts to create my ROBOTS.
Puppet Stage parts from Knott's Berry Farm - Robin Davis Studio
Naturally, I was tickled pink. I love the history connected to these pieces. Anyone that knows me, also knows how much I love Puppets and any Puppet History.
So Ramona and I started sharing emails and story's about our careers, our homes, family and of course our ART!
Kindred spirits for sure! 
Ramona was an Elementary School teacher for 42 years and just recently retired. Her love of antiquing and flea market shopping led her towards her incredible, larger than life, art creations. Each one, so unique and adorned with her amazing collection of jewellery and vintage elements.
Ramona Otto - Artist
Ramona dropped these unique metal pieces in the mail and they arrived Friday. I felt like a kid at Christmas when they arrived. Yes, I do get excited over vintage rusty metal...I can't help it LOL! I'm already in the planning stages of 2 robots, using these extraordinary elements.
Most importantly, I have made a new friend. We may live miles apart but our love of creating ART using founds objects has brought us together!

Knott's Berry Farm
I did some research about Knott's Berry Farm and it's history. This black and white photo was taken in 1920. Walter Knott and his wife Cordelia sold berries, berry preserves and pies from a roadside stand beside State Route 39, near the small town of Buena Park. Orange County, California

Interstate 605 and State Route 57 were built in the late 1960's and Route 39 became Beach Boulevard, which brought a long line of diners and traffic to the farm. As the years passed, they continued to add shops and interactive displays, drawing huge numbers of traffic every year. Puppet Shows were a big part of the Farm. 
Tony Kemeny and his Puppets, Knott's Berry Farm -Orange County Archives

Today Knott's Berry Farm is still a large amusement park attraction and draws millions of fans every year! KNOTT'S BERRY FARM

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Unique Mother's Day Card Printable and Best Grandma Ever Card by Robin Davis Studio

Unique Mother's Day Card Printable - Robin Davis Studio

DIY Mother's Day Card Download - Robin Davis Studio
Mother's Day is approaching and I have to say, it's one of my favourite DAYS! My hubby and son always make me feel so special. I've always said to them, the thing I LOVE the most is getting my MOTHER'S DAY CARDS! I picture them together picking out the cards and I love having their handwritten just warms my heart!
 I designed this Unique Mother's Day Card Printable using my Mother Owl and baby artwork. This card is blank inside and has lots of room to tell "Mommy" just how special and amazing she is! As a bonus, the front and back can then be framed and put on display. Each art piece fits in a 5x7 frame.

Best Grandma Ever Card by Robin Davis Studio
 Mother's Day is also a day for BEST GRANDMA EVER CARDS! So I thought this Mother Deer and her little one were the perfect fit to celebrate GRANDMA!
You can purchase this Grandma Card download here. Simply print on card stock and write your messages of love to GRANDMA inside!
This card also fits in 5x7 frames that GRANDMA can proudly display!
Unique Card for Grandma on Mother's Day - Robin Davis Studio

Mother's Day Cards for Grandma by Robin Davis Studio

Monday, March 14, 2016

Large Robot for a Unique Nursery Room

Large Robot Poster by Robin Davis Studio
Here he is! One of my Original Robot Art Pieces turned into a Large Robot Poster!
He stands 3 feet tall!
I created this Jumbo Robot Poster for a unique statement piece in any child's room!

Jumbo Robot Wall Decor by Robin Davis Studio
This Robot has adorable charm if I do say so myself...LOL!
Printed on enhanced matte paper with rich archival inks. He would make a great addition to any little Boy's Robot Room or Playroom!
When I was doing my research for a unique crib to feature my ROBOT wall decor with, I found this Caravan Crib from Kalon.  I immediately contacted this very talented husband and wife designer team from California. View their beautiful work here.
24x36 Robot Poster by Robin Davis Studio
My 24x36 Robot hangs in my studio as well. IKEA has a variety of frames that fit this size perfectly. Silver, Black or White.
If you want to decorate your New Baby Boy Nursery with Robots, this Tall Robot may be just the piece for you!
Keep Smiling! Robin

Saturday, February 20, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Paper Doll Craft

Have fun this St.Patrick's Day adding a couple of my designs to your wall. I loved creating these prints and my Articulated Paper Leprechaun Doll.
St. Patrick's Day Decor - Robin Davis Studio

Leprechaun Paper Doll DIY craft - Robin Davis Studio
Paper puppet Leprechaun DIY - Robin Davis Studio
St. Patrick's Day Printable Leprechaun craft - Robin Davis Studio
This adorable Leprechaun Paper Doll is easy to make. He has jointed arms and legs which makes him a fun character to pose! Attach ribbon or string to hang him on the wall, in your classroom or make several and include him in your St.Patrick's Day celebrations! He also makes a fabulous cake topper, simply attach a wooden skewer.
Irish Leprechaun Print - Robin Davis Studio
You can also add these Irish Wall Decor Prints as a perfect addition to your St. Patrick's Day Celebrations!
Irish Quote - Robin Davis Studio
The four leaf clover Leprechaun Print makes a great Irish Wedding Gift as well.
St. Patrick's Day Shenanigans wall decor - Robin Davis Studio
If you just want to have fun on St. Patrick's Day getting into some SHENANIGANS, then this
print is for YOU! I created this one for my BFF and I LOL!
Irish Baby Announcement Print - Robin Davis Studio
This special little print is for the arrival of an Irish Baby. A perfect little gift. I will add the child's name within the mushroom that the little Leprechaun is riding in!


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Easter Printable for Kids by Robin Davis Studio

Monster Bookmarks by Robin Davis Studio
At Easter, our parents would give us one special gift along with our favourite chocolates. Sometimes that gift was a book my sister and I wanted to explore! If you'd like to add a special bookmark which includes my encouraging quotes, simply click on the links below.

Easter Printables - Easter Digital Downloads by Robin Davis Studio

Encouraging our kids to READ!
Cheers Robin

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Unique Bookmarks for Kids - A Great Valentine Gift for Kids & Teacher Printables

Robot Bookmark Printables by Robin Davis Studio
Using my original robot and woodland character artwork, I created some special bookmarks for kids!
I've included my "encouraging quotes" on each one and had fun creating my signature retro backgrounds.
(click on any image to enlarge)
Bookmarks for Kids - Encouraging Quotes - Reading Gifts by Robin Davis Studio
 These bookmarks make a great Valentine Gift for Kids or Valentine Teacher Giveaway. Simply download - print - cut - enjoy!
Encourage Reading - Special Bookmarks for Kids by Robin Davis Studio
 Bookmarks make a wonderful gift tag on top of any child's gift or use as a birthday loot bag gift.
Let's all continue to encourage our kids to READ everyday!
Cheers Robin

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas Robot Digital Download Card - $0.99 Christmas Printable - Perfect for Teacher Gift Handouts! by Robin Davis Studio

Robot Christmas Printable Card Only $0.99 by Robin Davis Studio
TODAY you can get one of my unique CHRISTMAS ROBOT designs for only $0.99.
It's a perfect card for kids to give Parents & Grandparents!
This card makes a UNIQUE CHRISTMAS CARD for any teacher to give away to their class! Especially any ROBOTICS Teachers!
It's an easy PRINTABLE - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD for $0.99
PRINT as many as you like!
Happy Holidays!
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Gifts by Robin Davis Studio

Home is wherever we are together! by Robin Davis Studio
Greatest Dad Print by Robin Davis Studio
Reindeer in Training by Robin Davis Studio
Serendipity Print - Robin Davis Studio
Wind beneath my Wings - Robin Davis Studio
It's December 8th and the elves and I have been very busy in the studio! My house is all decked out for the holidays and it really is my favorite time of year!
As many of you know, I LOVE to design and create ROBOTS but I really love to create all kinds of characters and animals! Each one has their own personality....mainly with a child like quality!
So here's another little sample of NEW designs in my SHOP!
There's just a couple more days left for Christmas orders and then the shop will fill orders for the NEW YEAR!
Happy Holidays Everyone!