Did you all get a chance to see the eclipse yesterday? I didn't bother getting glasses since Southern California is notorious for its cloud cover every morning, so I found myself ill prepared when the skies were blue and sunny when we first woke up. Ultimately, were able to project the eclipse onto the driveway by punching a hole in a paper plate, but from what I heard from my husband (and the rest of the world on Instagram) was that it was pretty spectacular and incredibly emotional if you were able to see it through the proper glasses. If I live to see the next one, you know I will definitely be more prepared!
The moon is incredibly powerful and even though I'm a skeptic about most things, I can't deny the control that it can have over us. There are so many beautiful images of the moon (multiplied by thousands after yesterday) but the ones that I find myself going back to over and over again are the moons painted by Stella Maria Baer. Her paintings are so soft and I love the dimension that she is able to bring to each of her prints. Her moons are so fluid, it actually looks like the piece itself is in motion, just like the actual moon.
I've been waiting for the right project to use these in, but I love the idea of putting them in a nursery, master bedroom, dining room or library (maybe even a kitchen?). They would immediately add just the right amount of whimsy to any space but they are so light, they wouldn't be overpowering. Below I've picked a few of my favorite pieces, and you can see the rest of Stella's prints here. Xx
P.S. For a more affordable option, I also love this moon print from Jenny's Print Shop (only $15 dollars!) She sends you a download and you just email it to Frambridge or your favorite printer and you can get a super beautiful and affordable piece. I love the idea of using this one in a kid's room, dining room, or in a bathroom.