Friday, 20 February 2009

What's it all about?

Welcome to those with imaginative minds. For me, it all started when I attended a part-time Children's Book Illustration course at City of Bath College. Along with my fellow students, I was encouraged to think of ideas for illustrations. Soon I became aware that I was starting to see things that were never there! Now that's not as bad as it seems and I'll tell you about the first two sightings. Hopefully, you will realise that I have not started to lose my mind, more that I had begun to be more creative in my imagination . . .

1. Driving along a Somerset lane with acres of ploughed fields to my left, I notices a small black dog standing alone some distance away. The image was strong enough for me to draw it in my sketchbook when I arrived home. A day later, I saw that the dog was a piece of black plastic sack that was half buried in one of the furrows. Still, it was enough to give me an idea for a picture book.

2. Coincidentally, I was driving along the same lane a few weeks later and was suprised to see a white rabbit standing (literally) on the verge. It was waving at me. Passing by the next day, I saw a white carrier bag flapping in the hedge.

Am I alone in seeing things that are not actually there. If you see them, too, I'd love to hear from you.


  1. Hi,

    I noticed you had visited my blog(s) and so I came to visit you. Your photos made me smile and yes, we often walk right by things and never notice them. I am glad your class opened up this vision for you.

    I remember watching the white fog line paint on the side of a winding road in the woods, turn into little leaping white bunnies (no, I was not on LSD).

    Teri and the cats of Furrydance

  2. I'm glad to hear it's not just me that see's these things! yes Laurie! I too see faces in the trees and little animals in strange places. I note you are in Somerset? I come from Somerset - even though I now live in America, maybe we have special skills for this kind of thing?!

  3. Thanks Joanna. It could well be a Somerset thing! I am still seeing things and judging by the response to my blog so are many others - they just haven't had the courage to admit to it until now.

    Your stained glass work is great, as is your blog!

    Best wishes

  4. Having the capacity of vision to reach beyond the real and into the spirit world , as native americans called it, to see signs and animals where others see nothing, is a rare gift... although as Teri suggested, some external molecules like LSD or psilocybin mushroom essence, or payote, salvia, etc sometimes contributed to assisting less visionary people to open what Aldous Huxley called 'the doors of perception'. But some people are perfectly capable of visions with no help at all, a vivid imagination is all it takes...

  5. I've seen a Victorian lady walk through a wall in the Highlands, a Jewish man with leather wristcuffs and shoulder length hair in central Spain and a "Being" that was as scared of me as I was of it. It stood at the end of the bed and soared into the ceiling. Several other people saw the Jewish man in the same house without knowing about him previously. I believe this stuff even if it is energy recorded in the stones.