Faces, Places & Things

(“Dream Sequence-13″- 3″x 7” – Mixed Media/paper)

You ever wake-up in the morning and  feel like you’ve just come back from an exciting place? Or know that your dream had some  significant meaning, and you try to hold on to it, to remember it, before it fades away?

I do that often, in my dreaming and at times, in my conscious life. Dreams are especially hard to hold onto, with its colors or lack of color, feelings, sense of place, things and sometimes people. Which is why I keep a pad and pencil, on my night stand, to capture all the symbolism of  my dreams.

I think, that’s why I’m mesmerized by faces, places and things.

I find faces mesmerizing, they stay with me long after the person has left my vision scope. I’ve been accused of staring, but it’s because I’m putting that face into memory and the face has fascinated me in some way. Be it, the eyes, or that little space between the nose and the mouth, or their eyebrows.

I feel that way about places, too! When I travel, I feel the pulse of a place as it attaches itself to all my senses, it can be the food, the sounds, the scene, or the meeting of new people. A place has history and stories and my senses try to get a sense of it or add my own unique slant to it.

I have a fascination with things, also, since I’m used to be that  kid, who would come home with beautiful rocks, I may have found, or a brilliant color button, strings and that old fashioned key (I’m that adult that still puts found things in my pocket). These are things, I can pick up later and in that  instant, I’m back to that moment that I found that thing!

I am mesmerized by people, places and things…or maybe it’s just as my grandmother used to say, “Life, baby, it’s just life.”

What has you mesmerized, today? Is it just for today or are you always mesmerized by that person, place or thing?

I’m listening…

In peace, to you and yours.

  1. Wonderful take on the word!! Love your blog :o).

    Comment by Susan Drawbaugh — September 20, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

  2. Susan, thanks so much! :)

    Comment by indigene1 — September 22, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

  3. Great post & piece! I sometimes dream of a place made up of several spots I have traveled to. Instead of flying for hours I just round the corner to visit some of my favorite towns. I am always sad to wake from this dream, which is mesmerizing

    Comment by Artsnark — September 20, 2011 @ 5:28 pm

  4. Thank you! There are some dreams that we don't want to end; I've tried to go back to sleep and recapture it, but it does not work! :)

    Comment by indigene1 — September 22, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

  5. I don't know what these symbols mean, but it does "feel" like a dream. Great illustration and thoughts for the prompt! Maybe I'm biased, but I think that artistic people are more in tuned to the people and places they come in contact with.

    Comment by Abby — September 20, 2011 @ 7:35 pm

  6. Thanks Abby! I think you're right about us being "In tuned"; at least that's what I've found among artists that I know!

    Comment by indigene1 — September 22, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

  7. Your faces are the best. Wonderful post. I can definitely relate to what you wrote.

    Comment by Laurie Knight — September 20, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

  8. Wow! Thanks, Laurie! Your words, mean a lot!

    Comment by indigene1 — September 22, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

  9. I can relate to all the "mesmerizers" you mention! Especially faces!! This post rings very true!!

    Comment by Elizabeth Stanton — September 20, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

  10. Thanks, Elizabeth, your creativity is wonderful!

    Comment by indigene1 — September 22, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

  11. My daughter. She has always been mesmerizing…
    Are all daughters mesmerizing to their mums?

    Comment by Mindful Drawing — September 21, 2011 @ 12:21 am

  12. I know, what you mean! My daughter has me "mesmerized", too! But, so is my son! I think, because they are our greatest creations!

    Comment by indigene1 — September 22, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

  13. You´ve changed your blog! It´s a brand new style! Funny how a background color, a heading and the shiffeling about of text, how it changes "everything". Maybe that´s what mesmerizing me today, how the visual surroundings alter the perception of a message, say in a blog-post :-)

    Comment by spindelmaker — September 21, 2011 @ 1:41 am

  14. Lol! It's been awhile, Janne! Thank you so much! I'm still enjoying my mouse pad! :)

    Comment by indigene1 — September 22, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

  15. I think we must be an awful lot alike. I tend to have pockets full of rocks and found things too, and I write down my dreams when I wake up too. Great post. I'm not sure what to say about the art because it's so personal, which makes it perfect without comment, right?

    Comment by Linda Hensley — September 22, 2011 @ 8:40 am

  16. I think you're right, Linda. I so enjoy reading your posts, too! It is the personal, that adds that something, extra.

    Comment by indigene1 — September 22, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

  17. I can relate to what you are saying. I have a collection of things around me which mesmerize me and that is dear to me. Great post!

    Comment by Melissa Mackie — September 22, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

  18. Thanks so much Melissa. My collection of things, bring such contentment to me, as I'm sure yours does, too!

    Comment by indigene1 — September 22, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

  19. what a lovely IF- your faces always look so, spiritual – I have always found that certain something… (like a spark) that gives the portrait the real sense, in that you can look at the face and see the soul

    as a kid
    water … i used to love to watch the rain overflowing the gutters during a storm,
    textures in cobblestone streets,
    rocks, and shells
    my children are mesmerizing,
    clouds/sunsets (so much i need to remind myself to keep my eyes on the road!)
    and on and on :-)

    Comment by Amanda Mills — September 25, 2011 @ 5:07 am

  20. Thanks so much, Amanda! I love that you created something here! :)

    Comment by Indigene — September 26, 2011 @ 11:56 am

  21. I dreamed about Hugh Laurie and his character in "House" last night. Weird.

    Comment by Sharon Wagner — September 26, 2011 @ 10:07 am

  22. Lol! Sharon, that character would make anyone dream about him! :)

    Comment by Indigene — September 26, 2011 @ 11:57 am

  23. Ooh, I love the symbols here! Very mystical. You have such wonderful artistic energy, Indigene. And the thought that you're sometimes caught 'staring' makes me smile. Oh, if they only knew. How flattered they would be!

    Comment by bella sinclair — October 18, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

  24. Thanks Bella! You're so kind and wonderful! Yeah, the staring thing, as my family calls it…has put me into embarrassing situations! lol! Which is why I do so many portraits of women, since staring at men, could get me into lots of trouble! lol!

    Comment by indigene1 — October 19, 2011 @ 6:21 am

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