I have sometimes heard people say that they are “going to their happy place”. Recently I wondered what my imaginary happy place might be.
I think I would choose to be inside a huge self-supporting space ship out in the deep black between the stars. The kind of ship which you could live a lifetime on with big bio-domes and loads of fuel. Perhaps something like the ships in the old Sci Fi film “Silent Running”
I imagine I would be lying in a narrow navy-style bunk and listening to the gentle hum of the air recyclers and the imperceptable low vibration from the engines. I love the idea of the light years of silent empty space which would be all around me. Even thinking about it feels peaceful.
So this was the inspiration for an ink drawing I did a day or so ago…
The Silent Space Between the Stars.
Later I scanned it into Manga Studio and coloured it how it seems in my dreams…