The Final Frontier*

August 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

So what’d you do last weekend? I finished making the solar system, that’s what I did.

One of these days, Zacky, pow! Right to the moon!

When Zack moved into his Big Boy Bed, we decided he would have a space themed room, largely because a) Mommy’s painting skills are adequate to that task and b) there is a wicked awesome night light available that does moon phases and he loved it. It’s actually taken me a while to get it done, due to my current physical limitations and sometimes choosing to do things with the kids instead of just for them. Even now it’s not done — I’m going to get some glow-in-the-dark paint and stencil actual constellations around the whole room, and also I need to get Jupiter and Saturn’s moons in there, and I’m not totally happy with Saturn’s rings, either, so I may play with them a little, too — but last weekend I did get the very last planet painted (Saturn — I went in order of difficulty), so I wanted to share some pictures.

I decided the ceiling fan/light would represent the sun and kind of just went from there:

Venus, Mercury, and a little of the "sun"

Jupiter and Mars -- clearly Jupiter's sketch lines still need to be cleaned up.

Saturn, Pluto, Eris, and Ceres. Yes, I count dwarf planets! And yes, Pluto also needs his moons.

Hiding behind the AC unit are Neptune and Uranus(giggle). (I'll take a better pic in the fall when the AC is out.)

*Alternate post titles I considered included “To the moon!” and “Drops of Jupiter (and 8 other planets, including Pluto)”

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