Monday Muse, Outer Space

In memory of Leonard Nimoy

This Monday Muse is dedicated to the memory of Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Spock in the original Star Trek Series.   I’m not saying that Spock is my Muse, or Nimoy, though I admire aspects of both, but I dedicate this Monday Muse to him to honor the contribution he made to the lives of Nerds and Geeks like me everywhere.

Leonard Nimoy Spock 1967
Leonard Nimoy as Spock in 1967 By NBC Television [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

My muse, outer space!

 

My muse this week is outer space, the beauty and grandeur of it all.  I’ve been looking over some Hubble photos, and I find artwork there that surpasses any you would see by any earthly artist.  The ultimate Artist, the first Artist, the Master Artist, God, painted images that put the works of other “masters” to shame.

What does Van Gogh's Starry night have on this masterpiece? Click To Tweet

A rose made of galaxies

 

Or what earthly artist, could come up with beauty such as this?

Orion Nebula with Psalm 19 verse 1 (512x640)

 

 

This is just a reminder, that all we can do as artists is try to reflect back a little of the Master Artist, which is what I did when I enhanced the hubble images.

If you are interested in buying a print of either of those, please note that the original photos are in the Public Domain, so I am not the only source to buy them from, however, the prices of prints at Redbubble are inexpensive enough, that you probably wouldn’t save much if you hunted them down online and had them printed at a photo developer.

I also did some special enhancement of one photo for Nimoy:

 

A rose made of galaxies
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