As if to reinforce my concern with all things universal and cosmic I am completely hooked on catch-up episodes of The Planets on BBC I-player.
It is informative, but crucially it is unbelievably beautiful too, and to my mind the scale of time and distance is beyond comprehension. When they start to explain it in mathematical analogy it just reinforces my sense of incomprehensibility.
Anyway all that aside I realise as I watch images of fly-by satellite shots from deep space that they bear similarities with my abstracts. I go out and start on some small watercolours. I use indigo. It seems to evoke space but anyway I love it so its an instinctive choice.
One of the small indigo watercolours I make whilst thinking about life and the universe