‘Full Moon Landing’ – Day 197/365


Outside the new studio space, there’s a huddle of conifer and palm trees. Almost every night for the last I-don’t-know-how-many years, the local flock of guinea fowl have come to roost in these trees. ⁠
I’ve only ever experienced it as scratching noises on the roof, a cascade of feathers on the lawn and their own interpretation of Jackson Pollock art all over our laundry. Since renovating and moving to this space though, I’ve discovered an enjoyable vantage angle (that used to be blocked with a shelf of paint tins).⁠

Now when they come in for their less than graceful crash landings I burst into a fit of giggles. It’s usually round about the same time the moon rises. And so tonight for the first time I get to enjoy a moon landing of a different kind. We’ll just call these two Aldrin and Armstrong, shall we?⁠
Here’s the take-away though:⁠
Maybe the thing you’re experiencing as messy and shitty is just that way for you because you’re under it and not in alignment with it? Anyway, it’s one way of looking at things.⁠
Happy Full moon, guys!⁠

(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)
Inspiration: artist’s own

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July 16, 2019