watch my steps, in this dark place
guiding your life at slow pace
the sand is falling down
after a busy day I am yours
but during the night you'll be mine
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
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
the sun will rise
I will come back 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? Materials:
My own clock as a reference, Copic Markers, Watercolor, Color ink markers, pencil colors, white permament marker.Facts about time:
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.
In Europe time changes twice a year. It means people move forward or backwards for adapting to the "light hours" or "Sun hours".
The French Republican Calendar had 10 hours a day, made of 100 minutes each.
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]
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!)
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... Inspiration music (enjoy): [link] [link] T-shirt: [link]