The Andromeda Galaxy is 2 million light years away from us so what we see now is how it appeared 2 million years ago. It will collide with our Milky Way 2 billions years from now. The two galaxies are heading towards each other at a rate of 430 km/hr.
Just shows you what you can do with a bit of ingenuity, patience & a splash of color here & there. Some very good pieces of work at this etsy shop, well worth a look. I liked the small side table in the "tree of Life" shot a