Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Lost In Time

Lost In Time watercolor sketch 2015 8x5.5" by Meera Rao

It was a tiny tiny shop. There were clocks and watches in various stages of repair on the work surfaces and walls.  He was totally absorbed in his work.  I had about half a dozen wrist watches that had stopped working and wanted to check if any could be revived.  I had been told they were not worth the time and trouble in my town in USA.  He had worked his magic on all except one when I returned to pick them up a week later.  He was so humble, unassuming and hesitated to charge next to nothing to have them ticking again. He was someone who was at peace tinkering with the clocks and watches!!! Please check here for another sketch of a different clock repairer in a similar tiny shop from my 2013 sketchbook.  

His sketch is the first one from my trip to India this summer. I am finally getting around to photographing and uploading the sketches.  I used a 44 page 5.5x8" Strathmore Visual Journal with 140 lb watercolor paper.  I sketched on one side only and needing more than a day or two to sketch and color each one as my days were quite busy.  Soon after I returned, I had to make another trip back as my Mother-in-law passed away. She had lived a full life for 93 years. And, I would have never discovered the joy sketching and keeping a journal daily had it not been for my stays with her every summer for the past four years to take care of her. I hope to pick up the habit of daily sketching once again  - may be make it my New year's resolution to get back into wonderful world of creativity.

Time changes everything 
except 
something within us
which is always surprised
by Change.

~Thomas Hardy~

14 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Meera, it's a lovely painting. I hope you and your have a wonderful Holiday.

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Carol! Wish you a very creative 2016 !

Abha Gupta said...

Great title! Lovely sketch. I have done the same, taken my old wrist watches to Delhi for repair or battery replacement in past.

thiliMy said...

Very nice!

Katherine Thomas said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss, Meera. The painting is so wonderful... I love little shops like that too, and have such respect for people who specialize in a craft such as that man. Thanks for sharing the lovely post today!

padmaja said...

This is beautiful Meera, look forward to you sharing your daily creative outputs.

ashok said...

Very nice Meera

Meera Rao said...

Thank you, Abha! yes, i feel good when the watches are back in use and not trashed :)

Meera Rao said...

ThiliMy, Thank you :)

Meera Rao said...

Katherine, Thank you ! Glad you liked the post too - i want to pack so much in the sketches that I wonder if i have managed to convey my impressions!

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Padmaja :) Always happy to hear from you !

Meera Rao said...

Ashok, thank you! appreciate you visiting my blog :)

Sadami said...

Very sorry for the news of your mother in law, yet time goes on. The post is lovely and a sketch has very bright colours. Once, I asked a teacher of physics what time was. None of his answers satisfied me. Probably, no one knows what time is and it's up to us how we feel it. Best wishes, Sadami

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