Monday, March 6, 2017

Robot Party Digital Download by Robin Davis Studio

My New Robot Party Printable Puppet is now available in my Etsy Shop!
Robot Printable Puppet by Robin Davis Studio
Robot Birthday Paper Puppet by Robin Davis Studio

You can customize the message within the Retro TV or use one of my messages attached!
See my DIY section of the website!
enjoy Robin

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Leprechaun Clipart for St. Patrick's Day Decoration by Robin Davis Studio

It's that time of year! We are getting close to St. Patrick's Day Celebrations! Here's my adorable Leprechaun Clipart download. Of course I designed him in my favourite Steampunk Style, with rustic elements. He's a fabulous articulated paper puppet DIY project!
Leprechaun Clipart Paper Puppet by Robin Davis Studio
One you've created your very own Leprechaun in his green Leprechaun costume, hang him from the ceiling on string or he makes a great St. Patrick's Day Cake Topper! Have fun and enjoy!
Happy St.Patrick's Day Everyone! Robin

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

I'm just a love machine!

Robot Valentine by Robin Davis Studio

Love Machine Song Lyrics!

I'm just a love machine
And I won't work for nobody but you,
I'm just a love machine,
A huggin', kissin' fiend.
I think it's high time you knew,
Whenever I think of you,
My mind blows a fuse.
When I look in your eyes,
My meter starts to rise, and I become confused.
My voltage regulator cools,
When I'm sitting next to you,
Electricity starts to flow,
And my indicator starts to glow, wo
I'm just a love machine
And I won't work for nobody but you,
I'm just a love machine,
A huggin', kissin' fiend.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Spread the LOVE!

Robin Davis Studio

Friday, December 9, 2016

Robot Ornaments on Leather by Robin Davis Studio

Robot Ornaments on Leather by Robin Davis Studio
Just finished making a few more Robot Ornaments, Pins and Necklaces for the show tomorrow!
Next week I'll add more Robot Ornaments to my Etsy Shop!
Cheers Robin

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Robots by Robin Davis Studio at The Burlington Art Gallery December 10th

Robots by Robin Davis Studio

Found Object Robots by Robin Davis Studio

The past few days I've been busy in the studio creating a "robot photo shoot".  It has been a total blast setting up these shots and grouping my "old world bots" as if they were a real family. I really pride myself in making sure they have "real personality" and look like they are really SMILING at you! These robots are so much fun to create. Half the fun is collecting all the vintage elements I need for each piece to come alive!
Inspired by my son when he was 3 years old, these robots are a True Labour of Love!

Dec 10th, I'll be at The Burlington Art Gallery for my last show of the year hosted by

After that, a select few pieces will be in my Etsy online SHOP.
Happy Holidays Everyone!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

I am Proud to be called an ARTIST by Robin Davis Studio

I am proud to be called an ARTIST by Robin Davis Studio

In this creative journey I've been on for many, many years, I've come to learn that making a decision based on money will never work out for me! It really is a hard lesson to learn and even harder to change your thought patterns to conquer this way of thinking. But, many of us were raised this way. Our choices were made based on the financial side of things. Of course, we have to pay the bills and put a roof over our heads but why can't it be doing the things you love! I believe it can!
Any creative project I've taken over the years that didn't feel right to me, never worked out and certainly didn't pay the bills like I thought it would. Obviously, I gave the art the wrong energy from the beginning. I had already put it out into the universe that this wasn't really what I wanted to create and boy did the universe show me I was right!
I should have listened to my gut!

A year ago I took a huge LEAP of FAITH and stopped everything I was doing to start creating the ART pieces I had, had in my head for years! Robots and Characters that were made from old world objects. Vintage, Rusty metals would jump out at me and immediately I would see faces of characters I wanted to make!
Do I know where these creations are going to take me? No, not really, but I do know that "SOMETHING WONDERFUL is about TO HAPPEN" and this is my mantra that I recite every single day when doubt and fear flood in. I stop and say it out loud and when things seem to be going in the wrong direction....I don't get discouraged...I GET SMARTER! I think of different ways to create the ART I love and provide my family with the LIFE we want to LIVE!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Found Object Robots by Robin Davis Studio - December 10th - Art Gallery of Burlington

Assemblage Robots by Robin Davis Studio
I'm in the studio preparing for my last show of the year. 

Found Object Robots by Robin Davis Studio
 December 10th - 11am to 5pm
Found Object Robots by Robin Davis Studio
 Held at the beautiful Art Gallery of Burlington, Ont Canada

© Robin Davis Studio 2016. The artwork and illustrations may not be copied or otherwise reproduced without the expressed written permission of Robin Davis Studio, Inc. Thank you

Friday, November 4, 2016

Steampunk Assemblage Art Pieces by Robin Davis Studio

Assemblage Art Pieces by Robin Davis Studio

Steampunk Snowmen by Robin Davis Studio
The studio is buzzing with excitement in preparations for 3 upcoming Holiday Shows.
November 19th - Makeology Holiday Show
December 10th - Merry Market Pop Up Show - Burlington Art Gallery
Please drop by and say "hello"

Friday, October 28, 2016

It's The Great Pumpkin in Robot Town by Robin Davis Studio

Robots by Robin Davis Studio
This morning after I dropped my son off at school and grabbed a coffee, I heard on the radio that "The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" was on the TV tonight! Just hearing the radio announcers talking about the show immediately put a fun image in my head with my robots. So as soon as I got home, I started planning a little photo shoot in the studio. About 50 photos later, ta daaaa, this photo ended up being my favorite! 
Clamp, Ace, Spike and Tread all decided to jump on the Pumpkin Truck and head out for an adventure!
Happy Halloween Everyone!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

My Robots and Steampunk Birds on Etsy

Robots and Assemblage Birds by Robin Davis Studio

Tonight I added a small selection of originals from my show pieces to my ETSY SHOP! If you are looking for a unique gift for that someone special, please take a look at the "one of a kind" pieces I have available!

These art pieces are truly my passion and I love every minute in the studio creating them!
All the best, Robin

Monday, October 17, 2016

Online Gallery Sale by Robin Davis Studio - October 18th - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Hello! I'm thrilled to hold my Online Gallery Sale tomorrow night. October 18th at 7:30pm (Eastern Time)
For the first time, I will sell a select few originals from my show pieces. 
Each one is "One of a Kind" and made from vintage, rustic elements I have collected over the years.
Every piece is named, numbered and signed by me!
Below is a sampling of the items that will be displayed in the SHOP tomorrow.
Bird Cage Art Piece - Sky by Robin Davis Studio
This piece I named SKY. I carved the tiny bird with clay, then added vintage leather wings and created a metal top hat. Sky is perched on a vintage clock gear within her wire cage. I made the base using a rustic metal bit and washer.
Steampunk Bird by Robin Davis Studio
 I just LOVE Fritz! He is a wall hanger and stands 12 inches tall. I created him using a vintage car gauge as his head, then built a wooden framed body and embellished it with retro papers and technical drawings. Old castor wheels are some of my favourite things to use for robot feet.
Robot Fritz Art Piece by Robin Davis Studio
Using a collection of retro typeset blocks and vintage wooden play blocks, I love to create my small robot sitters. Each one comes with a piece of wood for display. The most important part for me is always the face! I use rusty bolts, washers & a variety of chains to make their faces come to life!

Robot Art Pieces by Robin Davis Studio

Robot and Bird Art Pieces by Robin Davis Studio
Stop by my online SHOP tomorrow night to view the remaining One of a Kind pieces for purchase.

Steampunk Birds and Robots by Robin Davis Studio
 Each art piece comes with a studio label, numbered, named and signed. I will carefully pack and ship  within Canada and the USA. 

I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. Please send me a message.
All the best, Robin

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Making of Jordan's Memorial Box - Robin Davis Studio

Memorial Box Art Piece by Robin Davis Studio
 In February I received an email with the subject "Urn for my son's remains". I opened that email which was from a lovely lady named Melody who had lost her son on January 1st, 2016. Her son Jordan was only 26 years old. Melody had included in her email a beautiful photo of Jordan playing his Mandolin.
Memorial Box Art Piece by Robin Davis Studio
 She wrote ; "My son, Jordan was a street artist, musician and a traveler who traveled the United States by hoping on trains and sharing rides with other travelers. He lived a very free spirited life. He took his own life on January 1st and I need to bring him home. I would like to talk to you about creating an urn for my son."
                           Jordan's Memorial Box - Robin Davis Studio
 Melody had found the image of the Memorial Box I created for my girlfriend's dog Brody, which I wrote about here on my blog.
 I called Phoenix Arizona, where Melody and her family live.
We spoke on the phone for at least 2 hours. With pen and paper in hand, I wrote down everything she shared with me about Jordan and the incredible life he lived!
When we hung up, I shared Jordan's story with my husband and son. Crying while trying to get the words out. They both looked at me and said "you have to make this piece for them."
Jordan's Memorial Box - Robin Davis Studio
So the journey began. I immediately knew the metal container to use, which was a vintage lunch box I had in my studio. I'm always on the look out for metal pieces I can rust and create art with. 
Part of the story Melody shared with me was about Jordan's dog Bronson, which they are now taking care of and treasure him dearly. Jordan loved Bronson and took him on his travels. So one day, when the time comes and Bronson leaves this earth, his ashes will be with Jordan's. This is why I knew the lunch box was the perfect place to start.
My son and I made the following video journal to share the making of Jordan's Memorial Box. You can watch it below! Watch it in full screen if you can, so you can see all the details.
For reasons beyond our comprehension, suicide is sometimes a choice young people make. The loved ones left behind then struggle with the excruciating loss and daily pain of asking why? During the creation of the memorial box, I was constantly trying to put myself in Jordan's family's shoes. What were they going through. What would we do if anything ever happened to my son, who is now 16. How do you move forward with such a painful loss. At times, this thought process completely engulfed me. I would burst into tears on many occasions trying to reconcile how people move beyond such tragedy.

I have experienced what a tragedy is like, with the sudden death of my Dad when I was 17 years old,  I quickly realized through compassion and understanding of this pain, comes hope and faith. 
Dwelling on the "why" doesn't heal. Focusing on the time you shared with the loved one while they were on this earth begins the healing process. Talk about loved ones you've lost. Share the wonderful and funny stories. Keep his memory alive by honouring the life he lived...and boy, did Jordan LIVE! He did what he wanted, he explored the country and hung out with friends that became his travelling family! Jordan lived larger in his 26 short years than some will live in 80!
That's what we must remember, Jordan is showing us all to LIVE each day the way your heart guides you!

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide or know someone that is. There are many support systems out there. Here are a few websites with information.


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