Wednesday, February 1, 2012

We Are The Dreamers of Dreams

"We all have our own life to pursue,
our own kind of dream to be weaving.
And we all have some power to make
wishes come true, as long as we keep
               ~Louisa May Alcott

     Sometimes when I dream I remember things I never knew. It's a power that only appears in those few moments before your mind is truly asleep and all its little corners are brightening. I see things that I couldn't hope to imagine during the day and I feel a little enchanted by what can only be a lost sense not realized when I'm awake. A few sentences from a book, an image from a film, an experience during the day, a thousand memories I'd thought long forgotten, images I conjured in my mind that disappeared half-formed - they all reappear in tantalizing color when I dream. Sometimes they are frightening. Childhood memories of shadows under my parents bed or nightmare things that skulk around the edges when I'm not sure I'm awake or asleep. Sometimes they are beyond beautiful - a sprawling estate with haunted windows and imperious tenants, cathedral cities where the light is orange and heavy, fairytale palaces peopled by otherworldly royalty, and always I find myself in the center looking on or playing my part. Sometimes I write things down and look at them months later astounded by the detail and wishing I had written more. Sometimes my night time dreams feed those of the day and I am inspired to create something. Sometimes these dreams are so absorbing I find myself staring into space and have to be recalled back to the present! Like right now! How lovely are dreams and the things that inspire them. I found this beautiful blog the other day and wanted to share some of the dreamy and ethereal photos displayed there. It is called We are the dreamers of dreams and seems to celebrate everything that is fanciful, whimsical, nostalgic, timeless, and utterly deserving of a moment's quiet reverie. The photos are collected from many different places and the sources can be found when clicking on them individually - I have also included a very old fairytale drawing of mine at the end of the photos. Enjoy and remember to dream everyday and to everyday live your dreams!

Drawing by Jennelise


  1. What a beautiful post, You are so talented! Your drawing is absolutely gorgeous, I love her long braid!


  2. How beautiful! I will definitely be checking out this blog! Love your drawing too Jenny! Vanna

  3. So many beautiful images in one post. I feel like I just had a mini dream escape! xo

  4. Hello from one Canadian to another!

    I found your blog a few days ago and have so enjoyed reading through your posts. Your blog is beautiful, peaceful and charming and your art is so pretty!

    I love seeing pictures of your home and reading about your life. It's so wonderful to hear how much you love and appreciate your family. Thank you for sharing that too.


  5. My dreams have always been so vivid and real. Your words and photos are always so lovely. Thank you for sharing the beauty. Rapunzel is a favorite of mine!


  6. Love your precious drawings, like little fairy tales, they take me away to a magical place.....

  7. Oh, i looooooooove your blog, everything is soooooo romantic - so glad, that i found you!!! Thanks for all your inspiration,

    Jade (a dreamer too ;))

  8. oooohhhhh sooooo wunderschöne traumhafte fotos.
    wünsche dir einen schönen tag.
    herzlichst daniela

  9. Jennelise...What beautiful pictures. Absolutely lovely...and everything I like. The softness, the femininity and your wonderful artwork. Oh how I love what you do! Jennelise are some of the photos of you? Or your mother or grandmother per chance. And I would really love to know where you got such gorgeous photos to display. I am so blown over with it all. You reach into the recesses of the soul and the deep feeling of the ethereal. I love that you do it. Am so looking forward to your etsy shop. You see I am a dreamer too.

    Hugs and Blessings to you,


    1. Hi Nann! - I agree the pictures are gorgeous! I wish I was one of those beautiful models but unfortunately no :) All of the pictures came from 'We are the dreamers of dreams' (link in the post) blog. There is much more where they came from - it is a blog well worth the visit! Thankyou for your lovely words! I love blogging and sharing beautiful things and I love to know that they are appreciated as much by others as they are by me. Thankyou again!

  10. What a beautiful post Jennelise! You always have a tidbit to think and ponder and the lovliest photos! Thanks for saying hi again, Sue from Bountiful has always been an inspiration! XO Christie

  11. Indeed a beautiful blog; thanks for sharing. But my favorite is your fairytale/castle princess at the end. You are SO talented, Jennelise!