Sunday, December 12, 2010

Advent-urous Artists Day 12

No, I haven't taken up smoking, I just wanted to show you my groovy vintage cigarette machine!  ;o)  I'm sure you may have heard of Art-O-Mat, the US movement with over 90 converted cigarette vending machines which now vend original works of art.  ;o)  I totally adore the ethos of the project and have long wanted to do something similar.  I bagged this vintage machine on eBay a couple of years ago, it's for packs of ten cigarettes so smaller than the Art-O-Mat version but even so I still think it has potential.  It is currently mounted on the wall in my dining room operating as my daughter's Advent calendar.  ;o)  Unfortunately 24 boxes, divided between the three columns, only just peep above the windows so they aren't now visible.  I would love to see the whole machine filled to the brim and delivering artful joy in little boxes.  ;o) 
See what Rob and Ric are blogging about today.


ostrichart said...

Looks fab, must have a proper look next time I'm at yours. x

artfulzebra said...

I so want to use it more, I love the whole concept! ;o)