Every clock I have produced has a story behind it. Whether it’s from my friend’s famous pies or my mother’s craft room, every idea has an origin. The guitar pick clocks are no different. In fact music has been a constant theme in my art. I have always had a passion for music. If I did not go the visual artist route I would have ventured into the musician world.
As is my brother went the musician route. He played the piano as a kid and latter on picked up the guitar. It is his outlet and passion. He studies other artist, mostly rock and roll and country, composes his own songs and will play for almost anyone who will listen. I use to love sitting around after work and sketching while he played. A couple of years ago everyone pitched in and got him a drum set for Christmas so he could jam with others. Since then his music room has grown, earplugs are mandatory, and good friends have started to take drum lessons to accommodate.
When I started thinking about clocks I kept my brother close in my mind. He is not the kind of person who would shop on Etsy, partially because he is a last minute Christmas Eve mall shopper, if not a giver of cash in a store bought card, but mainly because he doesn’t have a computer. But if I could create a product he liked, then I would be reaching a target audience. A musical audience! So when I came up with the guitar clock I gifted him one of the first I made. It’s still on his wall, made of wood instead of a vinyl record, and all his buddies love it.
The guitar pick clock has come a long way since my first wood prototypes. I switched to vinyl when I ran out of the scrap wood I had sitting around my studio. It was a brilliant choice and is very appropriate especially for my musical orientated clocks. I have many versions of the guitar picks now and can’t seem to keep enough in stock.
I’m always open to custom orders. In fact I have an uncle who wants me to take a pick of his with a lot of personal memento and use it on a clock for his music room. I’m more than happy to accommodate, but first he has to get me the pick!
I’m always playing with new ideas, and thinking of different people in my life. I never know who will inspire me next. Maybe it will be you!