I don’t know if you remember seeing this Imaginary Star Chart in a cookie jar earlier this year:

I loved it (obviously), and the Romgi said he really liked it. Recently I was trying to think of a Father’s Day gift for him that wasn’t too…popsicle-pencil-holder-y. You know? It turns out I’d put this on my secret list of gift ideas. Unfortunately, we don’t currently have a $100 budget for parental holiday presents – especially since I told the Romgi that all I wanted for Mother’s Day was french toast and a nap. (Both were divine.)

So, since I value my time a lot less than $100 (I sadly don’t get paid at all, for anything), I spent a few hours making my own imaginary star chart.

Of course, since I’ve looked closely at both the original painting and my own rendition, I can see how mine is inferior – which I can blame on inexperience. But you know what? I’m really, really pleased with how it turned out. In fact, this reminds me of the part in Finding Nemo (we’ve seen it a lot) where Marlin says, “I feel…happy. Which is a big deal. For me.” The Romgi has been after me lately because I’m overly critical of everything I do. This painting, though – I actually love it, and I enjoyed doing it!

It made a great early Father’s Day present to my favorite person in the galaxy.


6 Comments on “Galaxy”

  1. KHL says:

    I like yours better! Especially the colors–you have a better range of color and … for lack of a better word: texture. I also like how the edge on yours isn’t perfect–it looks more custom than mass-produced. Good job!

  2. jaromgi says:

    I actually think yours is every bit as good if not better. It is going into a frame for sure!

  3. Bethany says:

    I like yours a lot better!! Great work.

  4. Alicia says:

    You are amazing. Well over a decade later and I’m still so jealous of your artistic skills! While this would be awesome in our space-themed room, I have neither $100 nor the talent to produce such a masterpiece. Great job!

  5. Sposita says:

    i love it! i like the little stars (non-constellations?) in yours WAY better than the “original” – good for you!

  6. Deborah Simonds says:

    That is dang impressive.

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