Fortune telling machine

I don’t think I included this video, showing the operation of my friend Amelia’s fortune telling machine, in my Shadow Art Fair live blog. It was one of my favorite things at this summer’s SAF.

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10 Comments

  1. kjc
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    sooo cute.

  2. Knox
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    I think your fortune should have read, “you need art classes.” Otherwise, this is great.

  3. Kim
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Did anyone get a book? If so, what was it about?

  4. the injector
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    ya. the whole machine (fortune/books and cupcakes together) and amelia were my favorite part of the SAF. my book from amelia/the machine was about peace and how peace is a feeling inside you–a calmness. and just so you all know amelia personed her machine all day till something like 9:00 pm and she wore her super groovy, foil hat the whole time and sweated bullets, but persevered.

    it makes me happy to know that young, creative people like amelia are growing up here in ypsi. a fortune for us all–the future is looking good.

  5. Robert
    Posted July 17, 2010 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    You owe Amelia a dollar.

  6. Posted July 17, 2010 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    I gave the dollar back. Watch the video again.

  7. Posted July 17, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    I love this :) Erica and I did this booth later on in the night – Amelia wasn’t there anymore, but – Erica got a fortune from Ruth, and I got a cupcake from Sara.

  8. Edward
    Posted July 17, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    I saw your “doublecorn” tag and remember that she told me that her headpiece represented the horn of not a unicorn, as I had suggested, but a doublecorn. Cool kid.

  9. donna
    Posted July 21, 2010 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    a cupcake blog found it.
    http://cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.com/2010/07/sigh-i-so-want-this.html

  10. fleursmaintenant
    Posted July 21, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    i saw this after your post about creativity dying in US children.

    maybe not so much :)

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