"When the clockwork is wound the music box plays and the glass rods rotate giving the illusion of flowing water. The swan turns its head from side to side and also preens itself. After a few moments the swan notices the swimming fish and bends down to catch and eat one (ornithologically inaccurate, as swans do not eat fish). The swan’s head then returns to the upright position and the performance, which has lasted about 40 seconds, is over. To help preserve the mechanism the swan is only operated once each day at 2pm." The mechanism was designed by John Joseph Merlin (1735-1803).
I have so much work to do.
I have a stupid art zine to plan out ( Here are our instructions: No text, anything we want, 100% hand drawn. Normally I would enjoy the freedom but my poor brain keeps drawing a total blank on ideas. Help? *whimpers*). I have toiles to recut, bodices to maim, research to do, and I just don’t want to do anything other than cuddle up and do nothing.
Also, this whole daylight savings time thing is really depressing. I mean come on Scientist people this is London!!!!! It’s bad enough already that when the sun comes out people look at this giant thing in the sky and go “Ohhhhh light!!!” *grabby hands*
It got dark at 4:30. FOUR THIRTY!!!! How am I supposed to get work done when my body is saying “Oh Night time = Birds nest!!!!”
Look what just showed up on my dash! :D Reblogging myself because I LOVE this picture so much.
Hope you have a lovely day followers! Wherever you are in this big wide world, stay safe!