Tuesday, July 13, 2010

time keeps on ticking


Does anyone else feel like time just keeps flying by - SO fast? I can't believe July is halfway over. What made me realize that was finishing up a clock and getting it to a client today for a wedding this weekend. I have a lot of "favorites" that I have done, but this clock may be one of my favorite favorites! When I look at it, it truly feels like summer leading into fall with the sunflowers and golds and purples. And well, isn't that where we are right now? 

I walked into Hobby Lobby today and gone was the 4th of July and summer decor, and out with the leaves and pumpkins. At the GAP, gone are the tank tops and in are the khaki pants and school uniform colored red, navy, white, pale blue, etc. array of polo shirts. 

In the words of Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers - Really?! Really, America?! Is it necessary to end summer in the midst of its pure heat and glory, really? What about the pools and the beaches? (Well truth be told, I think I have some projects this week planned for that because I refuse for summer to end this early). But for now, the fact of the matter is that time does keep on ticking - ticking into the future. 

And we don't always know where that time or the future may lead. Maybe down new and unknown roads and maybe down some worn paths we know all too well. Maybe the key is to have patience with the time that's passing. I don't know, but I have to keep thinking there's a reason my time's passing the way it is. I hope it takes me somewhere exciting. 

** Just a note about the above clock, the invitation started as just the yellow invitation in the middle. The purple piece with the gold scroll on the left is from inside the envelope. The gold D in the bottom left corner came from another enclosure in the invite. All ribbons used also came from the invitation. I added the glitter to the middle of the sunflowers and chose the frame because I felt it looked like the center color of a sunflower. The wedding is taking place in a Botanical Garden.  Every single piece used in making it came from how they wanted to spend their time with others on their special day. 

3 comments:

Jodene Shaw said...

Sydney,
I just had to stop in and say "Hi" because I saw your comment on choosing beauty and that you love birds...me too...I'm a flying lessons sister too....and my daughter is Sydney...plus when I read your "about me" I just liked you right away. Beautiful clocks and I love this post about time.

So, "hello and hi"

grace,
~jodi shaw
www.jodeneshaw.blogspot.com

Jenni Horne said...

Hey there! I can't find an email for you in your blog....I need to ask you a favor. artsyorange@yahoo.com
THANKS. Jenni

Carrie Schmitt said...

I love all the details of this clock. And I feel the same way about time going by too fast...it just keep getting faster and faster. Your clocks continue to impress me:)

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