I FINALLY FOUND DRACO. i have tried over and over to put draco together, never able, but Tonight, i finally saw it. also found hercules and one called alderamin. constellations feel good.
- spotting scorpio.
- i was very distracted by my inspiration and wrote a lot of great things.
- my body has calmed down.
- i meditated and it was healing.
- i was awake to heard the birds start chirping for the millionth night in a row. i’m starting to really appreciate that.
- i got to see my favourite art school faculty, vincent, who i haven’t seen in weeks.
- i’m almost finished with my capstone paper.
- i can see a light at the end of the capstone art tunnel.
- we had a really excellent intentional community house meeting today.
- truly excellent.
- i got to make out on a trampoline in broad daylight. ikr?
i decided i have to sleep in the lobby of the art school so that i will not sleep through 20th Century Native American Art History again. (that’s not the hightlight.)
so when i was talking to the art school with all my luggage and my quilt, i just happened to look up at the sky and immediately saw Scorpio. i’ve never located him in the sky, but i sewed on his button stars. i couldn’t make out his tail, but definitely his head and neck.
a list of constellations i can readily recognise:
andromeda (but i can never remember her name)
cygnus/the southern cross - i also know some of its star names, including my favourite star, albireo
orion - know some of its star names
sometimes i’m pretty sure i can see draco
sometimes i can find pegasus
my entire life, i’ve loved the stars. i wanted to be an astronaut for YEARS as a child (it hasn’t completely gone away, but i’m not that devoted to math and science). i had a planishphere (star chart) as a child, but never used it. i recently acquired one again and i’ve started using it. one day i just realised there are a million things we WANT to do, but for whatever reason never engage in them. i used to have a long list of those things, now i just do most of them (except i haven’t started taking bellydancing classes because those cost money). i teach myself about a constellation a month, i knit, i’ve been riding my bike again and learning basic bike maintenance, and so on.
i think art school did it. it taught me that you can actually do those things you want to do. growing up, i wanted to do art, but i was at a loss for tools. art school gave me the tools and taught me that there are a million resources for anything you want to do, you just have to get off your rear and DO IT.
my next project is learning about non-greco-roman constellations. the mayans and vikings both had their own unique stories and formations, and since there is a separate chinese zodiac, i’m guessing they do as well.
all i know right now is that the three (greco-roman, mayan, and viking) cultures recognised the three stars we know of as orion’s belt. i think that’s going to be a large part of my work for serigraphy this semestre.
constellations i can spot sans aide:
stars i can find and know the name of:
(parts of gemini)
(parts of cygnus)
(part of orion)