This is my response to this year's Cheltenham Illustration Award brief. The theme was mood and memory, and also that the piece should be inspired by Holst's Planets suite. The brief also said the piece shouldn't be about planets but I thought maybe I'd try to use a colour scheme based around planets - this lead to finding a picture of a variety of eggs which echoed the colour scheme. I got thrown into a line of thought relating eggs to the theme of mood and memory, how as a food it can be quite nostalgic, for example I would associate soft boiled egg and soldiers with childhood. But also in a wider sense I thought of applying this to the memory of earth, to represent earths history - dinosaurs and evolution.