You may be familiar with the current craze of rock painting/rock hiding/rock hunting. Perhaps it’s a popular pastime in your area as it is in ours.
My friend, Bev, and her daughter began painting and hiding rocks a few months ago. When Bev invited me over to paint recently, I was skeptical. There’s much art talent in my family: my dad, my sister, my nieces, as well as my son, Marshall. But somehow I missed the boat when that talent was being distributed.
But Bev insisted that I give it a try….and now I am hooked. (Please note that I said “hooked”….not “good”.) She and I have had several paint sessions, and Motor Man took us to our local farm supply store to buy a bucketful of rocks.
This was one of the first I painted. Bev helped me with the hat, and I decided not to part with this one.
I really had fun with this next rock: it was Marshall’s Halloween gift. He’s a horror movie fan and actually met Robert Englund (Freddy Kruger) in person.
This was painted for my friend, Donna’s, birthday. It’s a silhouette of her sweet kitty, Dreamsicle, watching the sunset. I was inspired by a photo Donna shared on Facebook. My sunset isn’t nearly as striking as the one in her photo: only God can paint a sky like that.
I painted this next rock for my friend, Pam, and (bravely) gave it to her during our visit last week. Keep in mind that Pam is an excellent artist, so I asked her to remember that this was done by a novice. Pam is so special: she truly believes that anyone can be an artist and a poet.
Now we’re starting to work on Christmas rocks. Most of our ideas come from Pinterest, and when I saw Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree, I knew I had to paint it.
When my cousin, Lona, was in the convalescent home, I gave her a Charlie Brown tree for her room. After she passed away, the tree came home with me, and I display it every year, always with special thoughts of her. I plan to paint several of these in the days to come and hide them in her memory. She taught preschool at our church, so hopefully, little ones will find these rocks. I know she’d be pleased.
And I’ve decided to have a little giveaway here on my blog – if you’d like to win one of my Charlie Brown rocks, just indicate that in your comment, and you’ll be entered. (And please remember, they’re painted by a novice!)
~These Days Of Mine~