What’s the Time?

This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment was to draw something that tells the time.  Waif and his Dad both went for good old-fashioned analogue devices:

tells the time - r
tells the time - m

Gman’s clock also shows the temperature:

tells the time - g

I haven’t worn a watch in years, and use my mobile phone to tell the time, if I really need to know:

tells the time - v

And yes, my phone really is that basic. No iPhone or BlackBerry for me. Call me a Luddite, but I have no burning desire to join the ranks of the frantically hyperconnected. In fact, I am reading Richard Watson’s book “Future Minds” at the moment and kind of agree when he asserts that:

We think cellphones are connecting us, but they are turning us into a society of rude, impatient, narrow-minded, stressed-out, aggressive and isolated individuals.

Yes, mobile technology is useful, but I don’t think 24/7 connection is a good idea. Where is the time and space to think and reflect and to, well, just be sometimes?

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10 thoughts on “What’s the Time?

  1. Beautiful sketches and a haunting quote about cell fones. Keep it up. 😉

  2. Andria says:

    It’s a family affair! Love it.

  3. Mary Walker says:

    My “be” time is when I leave the cell phone in another room where I can’t hear it. Your right there needs to be time to listen to inner calling.

  4. Minerva says:

    It is a wonderful idea to have a family sketching session. We do it sometimes, but is not really planned: they see me drawing on site and they ask to borrow materials.

    • vivjm says:

      We love our family sketch times! We do a formal one once a week, but sometimes also spontaneous ones at other times. I love it when they see me sketching and want to join in too. Thanks for stopping by!

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