Not dull as rocks

Earlier in the week I saw this sign on someone’s fence. It was set back away from a path so I went to investigate (I MUST read signs!)
IMG_20200524_131504_kindlephoto-25734426

I was charmed. I’ve never painted rocks but have heard it’s a “thing” and since I have creative talents, I thought it might be fun. As suggested I took a rock and a tiny set of paints.

I was tired & working some for the next few days and didn’t feel inspired. Then yesterday I put a coat of white on the rock thinking it’d be a good base. Also, studying my rock, I decided it had fish qualities.

Today I got my rock & the little paints out only to find the latter dried up.πŸ˜• However, I did have a few bottles of acrylic paint of my own. These too were mostly dried up πŸ˜• but I added a bit of water and revived them enough for this small endeavor.

I tried using a paintbrush of mine but it broke so I just used the brush end. IF I do this again I need a better brush. A very TINY brush.
IMG_20200524_114130_kindlephoto-10737849

I looked at a few fish photos online and got my idea. I assure you this isn’t a known fish so far as I am aware!πŸ˜€ Considering both my supplies and that this was my first painted rock, I am satisfied. Besides, if it looked like crud I wouldn’t post it here. (I considered whether to sign my rock in any way and opted to print “COLETTE” on the flat bottom inconspicuously.)

IMG_20200524_114325_kindlephoto-5526747

I returned my rock to the place I got it. This time a small table was there with a few rocks so I added my fish. I enjoyed this – it was a nice diversion.
IMG_20200524_131532

25 thoughts on “Not dull as rocks

    1. Colette Post author

      I’ve heard about that; somebody in my community has apparently been doing it during the pandemic. I don’t know if it’d hold my interest over time. Maybe you should try your hand at one.😊

      Like

      Reply
    1. Colette Post author

      That seems like a great idea for kids. And the simplicity appealed to me too now so far as levels of motivation & inspiration. Sort of: where’s the harm?

      Like

      Reply
  1. markbialczak

    Your artist rock is a wonderful addition to the table, Colette. Very well done. You should be proud.
    I like the idea for the community rock garden there very much. With the library where I work closed for the virus, all folks were welcomed to place painted rocks amid our Dinosaur Garden lawn. The feet of our three dinosaur statues became the chosen location. Now there are 20 or so painted rocks of all colors and themes. Quite lovely!
    My daughter also is a fan of painting rocks. She paints it, leaves it somewhere, and then looks at the community painted rock facebook page to see if it’s been found. That’s a thing here.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
    1. Colette Post author

      Thanks. Have you posted photos of these dinosaurs and/or rocks? Now I’m curious! The rock painting your daughter does is a “thing” here too except it looks like nobody is keeping up with the Facebook page.😐 I haven’t decided if I want to do any more but have to say it was a pleasant harmless diversion from everything.

      Like

      Reply
  2. Pistachios

    I really like hearing these kinds of stories about people keeping up a sense of community πŸ™‚
    Has this started off a potential new hobby for you? Perhaps a way to add even more colour to your garden?

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
    1. Colette Post author

      I like these stories too Sharon but recently I hadn’t experienced much personally. So far as doing more, I dunno ( although I told myself there are worse things I could be doing than rock painting…).

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply
    1. Colette Post author

      Thank you Geri.😊 I thought if somebody went to the trouble of thinking up the idea, gathering the rocks & making a sign – when a lot of us don’t feel very motivated/inspired to do anything – then by gum I could paint a rock!

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply

Have something you'd like to say about this?

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s