Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Ghost in the Stone

I finished this yesterday and had to share it. It is a Chinese Paintbrush or Nature's Paintbrush cabochon.

Nature's Paintbrush aka Chinese Paintbrush

When I first laid eyes on this, I had to have it. It so vividly reminds me of an old picture of a great, great Aunt. In the old sepia photo, she is holding her arms out with a huge lobster dangling from her hand. I have tried to find the photo and now that I want it, I can't. Rest assured, the image is almost dead on- except there is no rock lobster. :)

I love picture stones and I'm always looking for good ones. The cool thing about them is that everyone sees their own pictures. An image which seems crystal clear to one viewer, may be vague or something else completely to another viewer. This stone, the one with the ghost or apparition, is no different. I am really curious as to what others might see. Let me know in the comments.

Close up of what I see in the stone.

Thanks for reading and for your comments. :)


  1. Oh Tela, once I enlarged the photo of this stone I think I would have seen a woman's shape even without your line drawing to show it. This is a one-of-a-kind that is perfectly wrapped so as not to distract from this grace and beauty.

  2. I seen this on Facebook yesterday and I noticed the apparition right away. However I seen a man in a large hat. Now that I see your overlay I see a woman dancing. Very cool!

  3. Tela, Instantly. I saw a woman blowing in the wind. This is beautiful and incredible to realize the picture comes from nature. You framed it just like an old photograph. Outstanding! I do hope you find the one you are looking for!


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