Sunday, April 16, 2017

Nature and ART just go hand in hand!!

Just a quickie Show & Tell for today... 

Every rock hound in the world will gladly tell you about the natural beauty that is all around us... granite, shale, quartz, marble, soapstone... the list goes on & on... rocks come in many different colors, shapes and sizes... no two rocks are exactly alike... this makes collecting them a fun and popular endeavor!

As an artist, it's the shape that attracts me... a perfect and unique little 3-D canvas that lends itself to creative inspiration! Recently, one of my favorite swap hostesses at AFA came up with a Painted Rock Swap... of course, I couldn't resist joining in on the fun and I signed up! In my excitement, I had forgotten that all of my rock stashes were still covered in snow... after a few frustrated weeks, I managed to fight the elements and I finally found some rocks that were just what I needed!

Let the ARTing begin... 

Each rock measures about 2 1/2 to 3 inches & the designs were created with acrylic paint, then sealed with a glossy clear acrylic spray.  

(since the object of this swap was to create rocks for use in gardens 
and flower pots, I left the back side natural, as it will sit in dirt)

I'm happy that you popped in...
Until next time, Blessings to One & All!!


  1. They turned out beautifully! I'm still working on mine. :)

  2. Ooh they are so pretty, the person that gets one of your rocks in the swap can consider themselves very lucky indeed!