1 Cindi Bisson McGee - Behind These Eyes : Maker Faire Bay Area 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Maker Faire Bay Area 2012

Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles!
Duck tape robot and sock monkey made with real socks - fun peep boards enjoyed by many at Maker Faire!
I spent a whirlwind few days at Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo this weekend with the When Creativity Knocks team. We hosted a variety of make & take projects sponsored by C&T Publishing, Duck Brand and Plaid, taped new episodes of WCK and my Behind These Eyes series, and as always, saw a huge variety of creativity ranging from the natural to the mechanical.    Where else in the world can you find paintings made by snails, giant flaming robots, amazing steampunk and sci-fi costumes, 50 foot long metallic glowing metal serpents, wooden bicycles, Kinetic Pastry Science Mobile Muffins, fun faire food and more?   I thought I’d share with you a peak at some of what caught my eye.   Visit Maker Faire's website for information on all the amazing things on display.

Spooky girl, but nifty journals from old books by Recover Your Thoughts

Halo anyone? Shawn Thorsson's Costumes and Props - a fan favorite!
Old albums + laser cut + heat = SOOCH Art!
The Front Porch - a good old fashioned "mobile" stage!

"Danger Will Robinson!" - It's giant Space Marines from Shawn Thorsson

Dalek - whizzed his way around the Faire.
Amazingly unique costumes for Carnival in Venice from Erin Mahoney
Yes, that's a huge cardboard horse!
Mushrooms from Starbucks coffee grounds - delicious genius from Back to the Roots
These girls rocked with their Devinci creativity!
Making music with unexpected instruments
Gon KiRin - 60 feet of flame throwing, illuminated, interactive sculpture - WOW!
Great big flaming umbrella sculpture!
Squeeeeeel - Zombies!  Love it!


mrich2500 said...

Hey Cindi - I'm in Elizabeth City, NC {not originally from here} are we close??? Love all the pictures and definitely will come back to visit when I have more time ;)

Jacquelynne said...

Looks fun and inspiring!

Cheryl Boglioli said...

Looks like you had a great time and it was a gorgeous day.

Ann Butler said...

Great pictures; I am sure you had a good time and look forward to your show episodes....

Royal Descent said...

That looks like so much fun!

Peggy @The Decorating Files said...

Great pictures! It looks like it was loads of fun!

Theresa Cifali said...

That looks like it was lots of fun! I think the Maker Faire's out there are way cooler than the one hosted here in NY. Thanks for sharing all the great pics!