Oh CRUX! 

I have an adoration for mixed media. After many a walk and all sorts of bits that I have collected over the past couple of years, the slate collection I’ve some how managed to acquire is my favourite thing to play with at the moment. 

I also have a love for the stars. I blame my name and my grand imagination at a young age. Constellations, astrology and astronomy have all interested me. The constellations themselves have an infinite amount of stories about them and looking up to the night sky is one of the most inspiring things to me. 

Crux is a constellation of stars only visible in the Southern Hemisphere. I used to stare at it for hours when I was a kid. I’d lie on the roof of my house dreaming and staring into the sky always using Crux as a guide to finding my way back home when off in my minds adventures in the stars. 

The star Mimosa is the second brightest star in the constellation and the 19th brightest star in the Southern Hemisphere.  It’s also one of my favourites because of the wonderful connotations of my childhood growing up in South Africa. The smell of  Mimosa too. I can’t wait to see it again. 

Love, 

Skye 

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