Tag: Etsy

I Heart Bots: Robot Love

I don’t know why I like robots so much. Not real ones – they kind of freak me out. Although I am somewhat fond of the benign little Roomba that circles our house, sucking up cat fur and cracker crumbs. No, the ones I really love are the found object robots made from household junk.


I Heart Bots

A robot is defined as

  1. a machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one programmable by a computer
  2. a machine resembling a human being and able to replicate certain human movements and functions automatically (especially in science fiction)
  3. a person who behaves in a mechanical or unemotional manner

The word comes from the Czech word robota, meaning ‘forced labor,’ and was first used in 1920. Synonyms for robot are: automaton, android, golem, droid.

Follow Trilby Works’s board I Heart Bots: Robots Rule! on Pinterest.

Found objects robots are a new popular modern art genre created from combined and often modified found objects resulting in a recognizable figured piece in the form of a robot. The phrase found object originates from the French term objet trouvé, literally “found object.” Found objects can include any item with a non-art function like tin cans, old tools, household recyclables, kitchen utensils, vintage toys and games, automotive parts, and pretty much anything else you can imagine.

Here’s an Etsy Treasury I made of colorful, happy robots of all shapes and sizes!

The Long Cold Hand of Winter

In January and February, when winter’s frigid claws strangle my creativity, I struggle to appreciate the beauty of the season. This Etsy Treasury lends inspiration!

I also have a Pinterest page by the same name:

Follow Trilby Works’s board The Long Cold Hand of Winter on Pinterest.

Etsy Treasury Tuesday: Delaware Moods

Yay, Delaware! We may be the smallest state, but we have a lot to offer, including beautiful landscapes and cool goods. Check out some of them below:

One of my favorite Delaware photographers is Eric Zippe. Here’s a screen shot of his Etsy shop, featuring my favorite print: Osage Orange.

Eric Zippe Photography Screen Shot from Etsy Shop

Eric Zippe Photography Screen Shot from Etsy Shop

If you’re a local Delawarean, you can find Eric’s art at the Bellefonte Arts Gallery. I really need to get in there and buy this print!

Etsy Treasury Tuesday: Mint Tin Fancy

Here’s an Etsy Treasury I made, reflecting my strange obsession with mint tins.

‘Mint Tin Fancy’ by TrilbyWorks

For some reason I really, really like mint tins. Round ones, rectangular ones, small ones, long ones, I love them all. Here are some of my faves!

cherry blossom gift tin…


Don”t Look Back – …


Pill Box Gift Tin Coin …


Small Chiyogami Rectang…


Alice in Wonderland Tin…


Portable Mint Tin Amp a…


Mix and Match Any 3 Soy…


Polymer Clay Filigree M…


Altered Tin with Sterli…


FLYING SHOE – Altered A…


GOLF – Altered Altoid M…


Mint Tin Pocket Guitar …


Cicada Locust Treasure …


Do You Kiss Your Mother…


Altered Altoid Tin Vint…


Grey Cables: The Knitte…


Treasury tool supported by the dog house

If you like mint tins as much as I do, check out my Etsy listing here or my Trilby Works store listing here to buy some of your own.

Rectangular Blank Mint Tin

Mint Tins

You can also check out my Pinterest board, What To Do With A Mint Tin, here: http://pinterest.com/trilbyworks/what-to-do-with-a-mint-tin/.

Etsy Treasury Roundup

Some Etsy treasuries my work has been featured in lately. Thanks to everyone who chose one of my pieces to include!

Freebie Friday: Fleur de Lys Etsy Banner and Listing Graphics

Fleur de Lys Listing Graphic Yay, it’s Freebie Friday again! This week I have for you another Etsy banner and other listing graphics. And it’s free. Yes, free! The files were created in Adobe Photoshop and you will get the layered files along with the appropriately sized jpegs. Download the Photoshop files here: Banner | Avatar | Reserved Listing. Download the jpegs by clicking on the graphic and saving to your hard drive.

Freebie Friday: Damask Gray Etsy Shop Banner & Avatar

Damask Gray Banner

A while ago, when I first signed up for Etsy, I thought it would be a great idea to sell Etsy shop banners and avatars. Other sellers were selling their graphics for $50 to $100, which I thought was okay so I set my prices to match. But then the prices started dropping, some to as low as $10! Well, I just couldn’t compete with that so I ditched the entire idea and went in a different direction. And, now, YOU get the benefit of my experiments in EtsyLand. Here is one of my designs. The files are Photoshop psd files set to 72 ppi screen resolution. You will need Adobe Photoshop to open these files.

Download the banner. Download the avatar.

La Nuit, La Neige, et La Mer: Night, Snow, & Sea

Made this Etsy Treasury this past weekend. I love the haunting, but calming scenes. Hope you enjoy!

And I also have a Pinterest page by the same name.

Dance Like a Halloweenie

My “Dance Like A Halloweenie” mint tin is in my shop now.

Dance Like A Halloweenie Mint Tin

Dance Like A Halloweenie Mint Tin

You can buy one of my mint tins here.

I also have it in a magnet:

Dance Like A Halloweenie Magnet

Dance Like A Halloweenie Magnet