It's just another night
And I'm staring at the moon
I saw a shooting star
And thought of you 🎤
2nd entry for #TNgalaxy 's Silhoutte Galaxy Prompt hosted by @ronaguarts @elvin_nocom @maartsypam @eatsleepandwrite and @shoptokyofinds
Illustration « Les Récolteurs d’étoiles » 🌙🌌✨ idéale pour une chambre d’enfant non? Celle-ci s’envole pour Bordeaux, je leur souhaite de douces nuits! ✨🐇
Illustration « Harvest Stars » 🌙🌌✨ is perfect for a kid’s room, don’t you think? This one is going to the south west of France, I wishing them lovely nights! 🐇✨
I N S P I R A T I O N ✨
Where do you get your inspiration from? I've been asked that a lot lately and there's a few things that have led me here to paint...
1. My Grandad took up watercolour painting in his retirement and his paintings are so beautiful. This one on the middle shelf is one of my favourites (I have a few in the house!) of an abstract sea, sky and mountains. His work really inspires me 🖌️
2. Last year my anxiety was really bad. After some health issues I really struggled with health anxiety (My poor Doctor was so lovely and listening to all the health issues I was worrying about). I asked for CBT, but to get seen took a while, and I got to a point when I said to myself - You can deal with this. So I took up yoga again, I started painting and I took time to focus on small things such as reading, making delicious food, having baths - just really small things everyday to help. But one of the key things here was for me, painting. It gave me creative space and so that's where my inspiration was reignited. ✨
3. I have always loved nature - the sea and the sky. When I was younger I wanted to be an astronaut (I dressed up as Neil Armstrong - with a painted box on my head - and did a speech on him and space) and my parents bought me a telescope when I was about 9. I used to love looking at the moon and the stars (did anyone else have a ceiling of glow in the dark stars!) so I think I've always loved space. At Uni I remember watching Professor Brian Cox's programmes on the Universe and being amazed! So I think really I've always been inspired by space. When I see photos of space, galaxies, the northern lights it just fills me with wonder 🌙
So what about you? Where do you get your inspiration from? ✨🌙
Look toward the constellation Cygnus, 👀 you’ll be looking in the direction of the largest planet discovered around a double-star system. It’s too faint to see with the naked eye, but a team led by astronomers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and San Diego State University, used NASA's Kepler Space Telescope to identify the new planet, Kepler-1647b. Kepler-1647 is 3,700 light-years away and approximately 4.4 billion years old, roughly the same age as Earth. The stars are similar to the sun, with one slightly larger than our home star and the other slightly smaller. The planet has a mass and radius nearly identical to that of Jupiter, making it the largest transiting circumbinary planet ever found.