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Synchro by sweet-innocent-aura Synchro by sweet-innocent-aura
tick tock
tick tock
observe me
watch my steps, in this dark place
guiding your life at slow pace

no rest
the sand is falling down
after a busy day I am yours
but during the night you'll be mine

tick tock
tick tock
follow me
these gears never stop
hands move to the next hour

sleepless I walk
grab your teddy bear closely
while my cuckoo will sing the arrival of the day
let me wake you up from your sleep

tick tock
tick tock
remember me
after all I give you life
but I can take it away as well

Your clock has limited time
use it carefully
fight for it
fight for me

tick tock
tick tock
the sun will rise
tick tock
tick tock
I will come back

:blackrose: About the drawing:
The ticking of the clock is like the metronome of my heart. It guides me in hypnosis until I can feel my own heartbeat, therefore it syncronizes automatically. It's interesting how time feels like it goes slowly when we wait and really fast when we are enjoying ourselves, and that when we close our eyes we realise how much we lived and count how much we think we will have left. Isn't it guiding our life, constantly? That's why time is like a goddess to me.

PS: can you distinguish all the clock elements in the drawing? :D

:blackrose: Materials:
My own clock as a reference, Copic Markers, Watercolor, Color ink markers, pencil colors, white permament marker.

:blackrose:Facts about time:
:bulletblue: The oldest way to calculate time is through the Sun. Sun clocks have been used for at least 5500 years and they are still used nowadays.
:bulletblue: In Europe time changes twice a year. It means people move forward or backwards for adapting to the "light hours" or "Sun hours".
:bulletblue: The French Republican Calendar had 10 hours a day, made of 100 minutes each.
:bulletblue: In some places of the world, people live in different years. We use the Gregorian calendar (being year 2013 aC right now), but there are others like the Chinese one. If you want to see how different they are from the Gregorian calendar, here you have an example [link]
:bulletblue: Salvador Dalí, a Catalan surrealist painter, was the one who recreated melted clocks. His clocks are very famous and inspired many people from different fields (they have been designed as current clocks!)
:bulletblue: the onomatopoeia for the clock sound is "tick tock" in English, but it changes depending on the language. It's "tic tac" in Spanish, "dī dā" in Mandarin, "katchin katchin" in Japanese...

:blackrose: Inspiration music (enjoy): [link] [link]

:blackrose: T-shirt: [link]
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TheSignmaker Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Beautiful and symbolic work.
Indeed, time flies when you are having fun...

it is when the mind is at rest and the heart is in joy :-)
sweet-innocent-aura Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :love:

I never regret the seconds I enjoy, even if they are so short :)
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Joy and happiness are states of mind.
The more you worry or feed your fears, the less happiness you will find.
These days many people are worried about the pressure they live in and they find that pressure increasing by the day.
The meaning of life (and the lesons it creates)for many today is to wake up to reality.
We have created a fake reality in our minds and now that this image gets disturbed people tend to panic in fear.

Reality however is that the evolution is developpng as planned. Evolution is leading us from the mind back to our heart and it is our own Soul that is our greatest guide here, as it has done for ages.
Peace of mind and heart are therfore the keys to happiness and inner joy...learning to understand ones thoughts and emotions and by doing so gaining control of them will lead to inner peace as it opens the door to that greater world of Love and Wisdom. It will disclose the reality of who and what we are, step by step. Finding yourself is the greatest joy of life indeed!
sweet-innocent-aura Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and that takes some time :D
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
A life lasts less than a second in eternity...if you forget about that greater part of yourself that is part of can you manage through life?
sweet-innocent-aura Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess that is a great problem, to think that we are eternal and strive to be so.
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Imagine yourself floating back in time through history, all the lives you had before and which brought you to your point where you are many lives have there been for you before this one? thousands!...imagine what great lives full of joy and beauty lie ahead of you! You only just started and are on the brink to reconnect fully to your Soul! Imagine stepping over duality by making personality and Soul ONE...knowledge transferred into wisdom, Love and Light flouting through your heart out into this world...who would not want to make that step :-)
sweet-innocent-aura Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's all that I want, I guess. Striving for the best way to deconstruct my own being in order to make stronger connections with every single part of me and thus reach the core of my Soul.
However, if you want me to be sincere, I think I am going way too far since sometimes I want to be too... ethereal, whenever I try to find the balance between body and soul I go too much to the soul side.
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megrim96 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aura, I'm really impressed at how much your style has changed throughout the years. This is extremely beautiful. ^w^

Have you ever used watercolor pencils before? They're pretty much like regular colored pencils but you can color with them while the paper is dry then brush water on it to make it look more like a watercolor painting. I like using them since they make watercolors easier to use, especially when shading with them :D
sweet-innocent-aura Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :love: ;*////*; I do it from the bottom of my heart (I confess I felt like a pokémon when you said so XD )

about watercolor pencils, this time I only used a couple of lines for her hair so I didn't add it to my list ^^; I used them a lot in "Fugue", though. They are awesome :D
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