Tea Stain Art and Understanding Pareidolia

Tea stain art and pareidolia. Seeing images in random places.
Photo and art attribution: The author Celeste Wilson

Have you ever stared at a patterned tile or a wood floor and suddenly you see an image? Have you ever looked at a wall socket and two eyes and a mouth look back at you? No, you’re not losing your mind, you’re just experiencing a phenomenon called pareidolia.

What is Pareidolia?



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Celeste Wilson

Celeste Wilson


I’m a freelance writer, author of 4 YA fantasy fiction novels, mom, and junk journal maker. Words are powerful, beautiful and full of lasting memories.