Time is a monster that consumes us all

7 Dec

The house I’m staying at has three clocks that chime at every hour. Every night I wake up hearing DONG DONG DONG 12 times… then the next clock goes off… and the next. The first is a grandfather clock on the wall near where I sleep (or stay awake hearing the clocks go off!). The second is a very elaborate grandfather clock that is much taller than me. It has gold details and somewhat inspired this pencil drawing. The third is a cockoo clock that plays a different song each hour after chiming. Anyways, I seem of procrastinate and this drawing is a reminder to stop wasting time! Then again… I just spent a few hours drawing swirls when I could be doing homework……

xoxo, Xiaolin

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9 Responses to “Time is a monster that consumes us all”

  1. KatiesCameraBlog December 7, 2011 at 4:01 am #

    I love this post (and the drawing too!). i stayed a week at house with two of those clocks and sleeping was just a challenge to say the least. So i feel your pain.

    And the drawing is wonderful. It’s fun, and yet it scares me at the same time. Wonderful! 🙂

    • xiaolindesign December 7, 2011 at 4:32 am #

      Thanks so much Katie! I’ve been here about a month and a half and I still wake up hearing them. I wish you could see the original, the photo is somewhat dark and blurry.

      • KatiesCameraBlog December 7, 2011 at 5:02 am #

        Oh, I’d love to see the original! I know cameras can’t take great photos of art, but I still love this one. 🙂

        Sorry about the clocks! Can you turn them off? The 2nd time i stayed at the house with the two clocks, the guy turned off the chimes, but I still could not sleep hearing that tick tock, tick tock, constantly. It nearly drove me mad. 🙂

      • xiaolindesign December 7, 2011 at 8:49 pm #

        Thanks, if you’d like to purchase the original I could put it up on my Etsy. I found out part of the problem was there is a smaller clock in my room that was also ticking! I moved it far away so I can’t hear it anymore.

  2. Noëlle Chew December 7, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    You are totes exaggerating your clock issues. 😛

    • xiaolindesign December 7, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

      haha there was a mysterious ticking noise in my room… I found another vintage clock hiding in there…

  3. Noëlle Chew December 7, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    P.S. I still LOVE this pic though, it’s one of my favorites.

    • xiaolindesign December 7, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

      Oh Noelle, its worse than it was before since there is another one! And you’ve always slept better than me

      • Noëlle Chew December 11, 2011 at 6:21 am #

        Haha that’s definitely not true. I sleep deeper, but I have every bit as much trouble getting to sleep.

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