Last month I went on an amazing bike ride with good friends. We stayed out riding on the woodsy Des Plaines River Trail as the sun set. The first stars appeared, and in the west two bright planets stood out – Mars and Jupiter. It gives me chills to think of those distant planets swinging through their orbits, and us gazing up through the trees. It was very dark by the time we got back to my friend’s house, and she had a feast waiting for us.
To go with each of these star paintings, I’m making a simple hand drawn star map showing the constellations and directions.