Friday, January 28, 2011

Something Frozen and Highly Prized

This is my father's clock, the one that he received for 35 years of service to the company that he worked for for nearly all of his adult life.  He's gone now, but the clock is a highly prized reminder of him.  It also reminds me of the days when someone worked for the same company all their life, they received a retirement gift, and they also received a pension that kept them going in their retirement.  What a different world we live in now.

The clock is also frozen...the hands don't move.  I think it's more than just a battery problem, though I can't remember the last time I looked into it.  Maybe it's me that's frozen : )

Here's a "sneak-a-peek" contour drawing.  It's not entirely blind, in that you get to look at your paper once in a while just to check your reference.  However, you need to look back at your subject right away and not do more than sneak a peek at your paper.  These are fun to do and nice to mix up with blind contour drawing, especially if you are like me and need a little more confidence.


winna said...

I loved your words and sketch !!

Barbara said...

Great clock drawing!

raena said...

Awesome clock! My dad got one when he retired too. I wish things were still the same!

Love the contour and how you've named it. I call that 'modified contour', but your name is much more fun!

nanke's stuff said...

It really is a lovely clock, and it's wonderful that it has so many fine memories for you! Also, your "sorta blind" sketch is well done! nancy

Sara Light Waller said...

Great story and drawings. Well done. :-)

kazumiwannabe said...

Beautiful work on the clock! (and it's a beautiful object, too!)
I like what you did with the orchid, the shape it takes on the page.