Monday, 4 August 2008

The Fencer's Clock


A STRANGE KNIGHT rides his rocking horse steed over uncharted territories, only to find that after travelling for miles and battling many Terrors, he is in fact in the very same place where he started. (Such is the dilemma with rocking horse steeds, as you might imagine) ... Nevertheless he holds his sword forth and his shield out, as if protecting himself from the turnings of time.




Here is the third Once Upon O'Clock ... a Russian Icon inspired sword clock for Yoli. This one is made with a different piece of tree from the last two. The wood is cut from a section where the trunk was beginning to divide into two... and you can see the rough split running down the front leg of the horse. And from the side of the slice of wood, I found a tiny spike growing, the beginnings of a branch I think ... and a perfect point for the sword. The bark is rather higgledy piggledy on this one, and still has moss growing in parts...





I am parceling this up today to send off into the wilds of Royal Mail ... it is so exciting that my clocks will be hanging on walls all over the world. I never expected that this venture would be so popular... had I known I would have got on with it all those years ago when I thought of it!!
I think though, that I have this odd blog-world to thank for being able to connect with like-mined and interesting souls all over the planet. Hermits are unlikely to meet them too often otherwise :)



And speaking of blogs... my mum has written her second blog post! (only three months after the first one! ;) with some musings on artistic genes and example of my New Zealand Grandmother's paintings.

Happy days... I'm off to the wagon workshop with some coffee and nibbles to invigorate Tui's woodworking hands ... and maybe I'll lend a hand of my own, while the Fencer's clock hands tick away for the last time until they reach the shores of America ...

26 comments:

valonia said...

Absolutely stunning, Rima.

I must place an order with you too as I am so enchanted with your amazing clocks.

xx Valonia

3ster said...

Thanks, Rima! Of course I´m going to link you too. :)

Your clocks are magical...

I like your art because it´s so medieval... I´m from a small city in Spain, Cáceres, that has an old medieval town in the heart. I´m sure you will liked it.

Hughs!

Tess said...

Gorgeous, absolutely yummy!

willow said...

Really nice, Rima! I love how it is a rocking horse...and the cracks in the wood really lend to the texture of his coat. Yoli is going to love this!! :)

Yoli said...

I can't wait to receive it. I am so in love with it. It is so beautiful and how imaginative of you to make him into a rocking horse. It will go into my children's room. My daughter is fascinated by knights and she has grown up around swords, so she is going to be over the moon with this. Thank you Rima.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Four or five cheers, it is fantastic. I love the red of the clock and the little checker pattern in the middle, how could it be otherwise, and of course the the knight and horse are wonderful......

littlerobot said...

Flippin lovely as always Rima

Ciara said...

Oh Rima, you have outdone yourself. This is simply beautiful...

Vickie said...

Very beautiful and thought provoking. How many of us are like this knight? I love the paintings on the bread boards. Your work has so many levels. It's just amazing.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

This one is just magical! I love it.
I'm off now to say hello to your mother!

rochambeau said...

Your clock is amazing! I come to you by way of Yoli.
Constance

krisztina maros said...

you are MARVELLOUS! i can't find words for your fantastic works... congratulations!

Jess said...

So very special, magical and all the other words that describe this unbelievable piece of cleverness! Well done Rima, you've done it again, it's so lovely! :)x

acornmoon said...

I think this is your best yet! Well done.

I wonder if you have ever visited Bruges? I think you would feel at home there and find inspiration on every street corner.

an-su said...

That one is fabulous - as others are for sure.

Eric Orchard said...

Really amazing! I love how your vision of the world is making it to other peoples homes. You are making the world a much better place.

ninona said...

Your blog seems to me to be fascinating. Your house constructed in the Bedford is of fairy tale.
I want to put your web in my favourite links. Cant I?

A greeting from Barcelona

Katrine K said...

Fabulous, fantastic, Rima! -I am looking and reading with an open mouth...because it`s stunning!

And your blog looks so nice, too. Hope you had a nice summer!

Ash said...

Ahhhh, I am bewitched by your clocks! Just found your first one on TLCs blog - irresistably to me, a spinner - so nipped over here to see what you'd been up to. Clocks for professions is a delicious idea and I bet they'll only ever be in your shops for moments before they sell.
If I ever get through to Glasgow and spot you I'll be sure to pull faces and say weird things before I stop to say a real hello!

Jules at 7-Imp said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Mo'a said...

I feel like I have entered a new world as I read your blog. Your work is inspiring as is your writing.
I read your post about your parents and it is true what they say, "The fruit does not fall far from the tree"
I am ever so happy that I can visit your magical world. I will be interested in seeing the progress on the Wagon.
A woman who rescues a fly from the left over hot chocolate.....there is hope for the world :)

sarahblank said...

Wow Rima, this so neat! I love the photos you took of it too, from all angles. It really captures the earthiness and texture of the wood.
Your art is stunning. So different and unique. I love the style you paint in!

Romont Willy said...

Olá! Seu trabalho é muito bom!! Sou Brasileiro, e falo português (não Espanhol), Não entendo bem o inglês, mas entendo as ilustrações.

Hello! His work is very good! I am Brazilian and I speak Portuguese (not spanish), I do not understand the English well, but I understand illustrations.

kim said...

Amazing! You are truly an inspiration to all of us who would love to live the life that you do...

tangobaby said...

Hi Rima,

I found your blog through Yoli. Your work is so exquisite and magical! Even the photos sing.

I'll be back often to see your gorgeous art.

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Oh I adore the clocks! My hubby is an avid fencer and loved it too!
What wonderful vision you have, I enjoy every visit!