Art-o-mat® machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend art.
The process I use for making art for the Art-O-Mat machines is as follows.
Number 1—My side of the process. Making 100 of anything is a ton of work! Please realize that a block has 6 sides!
Number 2—I am grateful to Art-O-Mat for their innovation in making art available to ALL people! No stuffy gallery. Just art in a machine. People, $5, pull the lever, and art is yours to keep!
Now, onto the good stuff! How I made the art. Step by step.
Step 1—Painting all the blocks on all sides. And waiting for them to dry.
Step 2—Sanding all the blocks on all sides. I want smooth surfaces.
Step 3—Drawing and painting 100 different doodles. Not one is alike!
Step 4—Making sure I have 100 doodle drawings.
Step 5—Gluing each drawing to a block (I forgot to take a picture of this). They each get trimmed after they dry, usually the next day.
Step 6—Labeling the backs of each piece with my contact information and the series number.
Step 7—Drawing on the 4 sides of each block.
©2018, Dorky Doodle Darling for Art-O-Mat. 100 drawings on wood blocks made with flashe paint, ink, watercolor, PVA adhesive, and paper.