|Modern Day Ocean Crossings.|
Both David and I raced dinghy's from the age of 8. This next drawing brings back memories of those days.
|Childhood Racing Memories...|
This next one grew from memories of sailing in the Indian Ocean off the Mozambique Coast. The locals sail little boats at night with no navigation lights, so you have to be very careful you don't hit them. Notice the star constellations, there is Pisces Austrinus, Part of Sculptor, Part of Grus, Part of Capricornus and Part of Microscopium. These are constellations seen in the south of the Northern skies in Autumn. Not the stars you'd see sailing off Mozambique, but ones I like :-).
|Memories of Mozambique.|
|Racing in or near San Francisco|
The picture below is a reminder of how our ancestors travelled across the oceans, braving the weather and awful conditions on the ships, to be able to start life anew. Some of the Stars seen here are the Southern Cross or Acrux and Mimosa, The Crux, Orion, and Musca,
|Historic Ocean Travel.|
|Cruising the world, visiting wonderful new lands.|
I'm thinking that this design would look great made into a scatter cushion / throw pillow, or even as curtains. Here is a picture of it repeated.
|This is what a yard would look like..http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1984220|
If you like it, During the week starting 24th April to 30th April, this design will be available to be voted on...so please take a few minutes to vote for it : http://www.spoonflower.com/contests/185 This link is to the present contest, but they're all run off the same page.. The sailing contest will be number 186.. so just change the 5 to a 6 and hit enter.. you'll see it :-)