The theme for the second piece of art I'm entering in the Whittier show is 'Red Light'
I have long wanted to make a cyborg/steampunk kitty and last night I had an ephiphany!
I went to my bike & took one of my blinky reflectors off and smashed the bejjesus outta it
(the reflector part, not the LED part)
And I had this old watch my mum gave me when I was... well, best not go there.
I had taken the watch apart and was initially only going to put a red bead under the crystal but then
I thought, I want to make it light up!
I could actually fit the battery part under the Top Hat (naturally) there could be flower or somesuch that could simply be pressed. There are actually three settings to the LED I have. Blinky is very fun but I like the solid red 'On'.
Next I needed to be able to occlude the LED parts. So another AHA! moment (nad more smashing) and I had it. I just put part of the yellow reflector cut to size inside the crystal. Then needed to add the pupil. Sharpie was too transparent so I just grabbed a larger round sequin (black with rainbow stars on it) cut down. PERFECT!
Without light on
*cue maniacal laughter*
With light on
I'm so excited I can't wait to start putting this altogether tonight!
Here's my little cyborg so far.
The part where the gears are on the body will be a different material underneath.