Meh? It does make an cute clock. At least, it makes a cute picture of a clock, since that's really all I've done - I wanted to test-drive the look before I got drill-y with it and actually spent the money on a clockworks kit...and before I ruined the glass.
But it doesn't thrill me. The style of the clock face doesn't remotely suit the style of the room (and I knew it wouldn't, but I wanted to try it out anyway just to see). The collection of pictures on the wall next to it is all Divine Lovers and sensual Victorian/Pre-Raphaelite nudes, and the clock face's style just doesn't fit in. Another style might, but I think I'd like to continue with the lovers/nudes theme. I may even have just the thing, in my box o' posters.
I do know now that I want the frame a little farther away from the jali behind the bed that serves as a headboard-y type of thing: the frame and the jali are both carve-y and curly and heavy and dark, and I do like the way they can work together, but having them so close to each other only highlights the differences, instead of creating a playful little dynamic between the two based on their similarities.
The other idea was to work the frame into the collection of artwork on the adjacent wall, and I DO like how that's turning out: it breaks up all the rectangles, as well as the Divine-Lovers/nudes theme which is repeated in the rest of the art in the master suite, too.
I'm hoping this whole thing will suddenly spring into fabulous-ness over the weekend. :)
On the whole camera vs. lighting saga: this is what I have to do to get a halfway decent picture of this corner next to the bed:
See how dark this corner is without the lamp on? Actually being IN the room is somewhere between the two - not nearly that bright, but not that dark, either.
More to come!