Recent art show was very lovely! Managed to smash two of my frames right out the gate during set up, but so it goes right? Never the soft adventure of undoom? All the other artists near me were so incredibly warm and helpful!

I’ve been bad at posting. Been working on lots of new things and getting ready to be in a couple holiday markets! More details to follow. But more importantly: how are you? I hope your brain has been full of lovely ideas and joy lately, my currently-reading-this friend.

Cheers, R.

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PS: boatloads of cards and prints for sale as always, just give me a shout 🙂

I made this with bits of found paper

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Have you dreamed of having more space to roam? This infinitely spacious backyard overlooks the moons of Saturn as well as the glamorous endless abyss that is the void of space.

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Full features include: a homey living room, modern full bath, two spacious bedrooms, cozy study, and endless backyard.

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Bonus, since this is the last in this series:

This is what my space looked like when I was half finished with the first piece I was working on. Had to keep migrating around the room, because there were so many scraps of paper everywhere. Or maybe I have a Pretty Bits of Paper hoarding problem.

Hope you liked this series and are having a great week.

Cheers, R

I made this with bits of found paper

With a cozy study gently warmed by the blazing surface of the sun, who needs a fire place? Large floor-to-ceiling windows allow plenty of constant sunlight to illuminate your reading.

The Modern Celestial Realty Group is thrilled to announce our latest home for you to make yours, located in serene and trendy Deep Space. Call today to schedule a viewing of this property.

Full features include: a homey living room, modern full bath, two spacious bedrooms, cozy study, and endless backyard.

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I made this with bits of found paper

Full bath with a stunning view of the great storm of Jupiter. With this view, you will be excited to excuse yourself from company!

The Modern Celestial Realty Group is thrilled to announce our latest home for you to make yours, located in serene and trendy Deep Space. Call today to schedule a viewing of this property.

Full features include: a homey living room, modern full bath, two spacious bedrooms, cozy study, and endless backyard.

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I made this with bits of found paper

A truly stellar bedroom, furnished with a bed frame, canopy, and wardrobe made of Wood (a product of Trees, indigenous to Earth).

The Modern Celestial Realty Group is thrilled to announce our latest home for you to make yours, located in serene and trendy Deep Space. Call today to schedule a viewing of this property.

Full features include: a homey living room, modern full bath, two spacious bedrooms, cozy study, and endless backyard.

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I made this with bits of found paper

A luxurious master bedroom fit for royalty, featuring an unbeatable view of Mars. Complete with rare antique Books (a primitive reading medium originating on Earth) and modern lighting.

The Modern Celestial Realty Group is thrilled to announce our latest home for you to make your own, located in serene and trendy Deep Space. Call today to schedule a viewing of this property.

Full features include: a homey living room, modern full bath, two spacious bedrooms, cozy study, and endless backyard.

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I made this with found bits of paper

A spacious living area fully furnished with plush chairs, modern lighting fixtures, fine art, and more.

The Modern Celestial Realty Group is thrilled to announce our latest home for you to make yours, located in serene and trendy Deep Space. Call today to schedule a viewing of this property.

Full features include: a homey living room, modern full bath, two spacious bedrooms, cozy study, and endless backyard.

Prints n stickers $3+

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There are a lot of images of the solar eclipse of 2017. Images of massive celestial bodies roaring through the vacuum of space and happening to align briefly in such a immensely spectacular way that our ancestors fell to their knees and knew the gods were coming to destroy all they controlled. Images that one could describe as: jaw-dropping or awe-inspiring or breath-taking or otherworldly.

I present to you my own image of that eclipse.

I think one could describe it as: adorable.

Just some space pals passing through

This was the view when I watched it through some supremely fashionable eclipse glasses. Put the glasses on my camera to see what would happen, and wound up with this shot of the just the sweetest, most unassuming lil eclipse.

COMPUTER, ENHANCE.

Being able to see a (partial) solar eclipse was absolutely incredible. Nature knocked it out of the park when it came up with that idea. Thanks, nature.

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A beautiful diary from the perspective of a zucchini plant being grown on the International Space Station. He is lonely, but full of love, and I can only imagine the astronaut writing on his behalf might feel similar.

First entry:

I sprouted, thrust into this world without anyone consulting me.  I am not one of the beautiful; I am not one that by any other name instills flutters in the human heart.  I am the kind that makes little boys gag at the dinner table thus being sent to bed without their dessert.  I am utilitarian, hearty vegetative matter that can thrive under harsh conditions.  I am zucchini – and I am in space.

His growth brings joy in space:

My gardener fusses with my leaves.  I am not sure if I like that.  I now have four and I do not quite understand why he behaves this way.  He sticks his nose up against them.  Does he take me for some sort of a handkerchief?  Apparently he takes pleasure in my earthy green smell. There is nothing like the smell of living green in this forest of engineered machinery.  I see the resultant smile.  Maybe this is one of my roles as a crewmember on this expedition.

On Valentine’s day, when the astronaut is speaking with his partner on Earth:

He said to her, “I can not offer you much; I can only give you a space zucchini.”  The image of my orange blossom was beamed across the void between spacecraft and Earth.  Her heart melted.  I felt as much a rose as any rose could ever be.  He picked my flower and opened a large book, an atlas. Placing my bloom on the map of Texas, over Houston town, he closed the book and clamped it shut with a piece of Kapton tape.  He said come July, when our mission is over, he will present this to her in person.  I thought that something must be wrong for both of them had tears.  In space, tears do not run down your cheeks but remain as a glob in the corner of your eye.