I was commissioned to alter a clock to a snow/winter/ski theme. It was to be her Christmas gift from her husband. She brought me the clock and it was no longer working and had seen better days, poor thing! She wanted it to be decorative, "in your style" and to include a scene inside. I wanted to create the perfect keepsake of her ski trips, so I set about giving it a new lease of life!
The best thing is that I was able to buy some parts and fix the clock so it now works! Useful and decorative!
A peek inside. In the door is her favourite restaurant on the slopes...
I used some of her piste maps for the walls, and some other ephemera she had given me. I made a little ski lodge and wooded areas, and a wooden crate to hold some leather bound books I created from the rest of the piste maps.
You can open the books
Some of my favourite quotes and details from the outside...
And here's what it looked like when I'd only just started on it
I was so thrilled when she told me just how much she loved it!