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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Artsy Fartsy Fri... Saturday? R is for~~~ Rocks

OK, here's another tid-bit about me....I LOVE rocks.


             Don't ask me why, I just do. whenever we go somewhere I will look for interesting rocks to take home with me. I guess its the way they feel in my hand or the fact that some have have been smoothed by the ocean for thousands of years.




When I was very young I started to paint on rocks.  Recently, I found others that like to paint on rocks too and their work is beautiful!




These are simple designs, but aren't they simply beautiful?



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                                                             These are African inspired rocks
                                                        
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Sweet little mermaid resting after a long day's swim.

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                                                     This one looks like she's ready to pounce
                                                
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I love the 3-D effect here

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                                                                   Nap Time
                                                 
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 Please enjoy this video.
 Painting on rocks would be a great project to do with the kids. My KIds love it and we love collecting rocks at the beach.
                       
                  
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Have an awesome weekend! 

        Blessings, Joanne       

10 comments:

  1. I used to find and paint rocks, too!!! I kept them in a shoebox. these are amazing! I love the African ones.

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  2. I love rocks, too. I have had one that I really love since I was very little:)

    I liked the cat with the computer mouse in the video.

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  3. these rocks are awesome....I especially love the woman one and the little animals. But even the branches...they're all great.

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  4. A lovely art form. Love the little guinea pig

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  5. Joanne, those are absolutely gorgeous! I love the little animals on the rocks and what an art...I too love rocks!

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  6. She is an amazing talent. While I love them all, I am particularly drawn to the first display of simple orangic shapes.

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  7. Wonderful rocks. I like the mermaid best. So realistic. Do you remember the phase of the Pet Rock? Must have been the seventies.

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  8. The rocks are beautiful. I like them all. The animals are especially nice.

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  9. I love rocks, too! I've been lugging around a few shoe boxes full since childhood. I have lugged many to my classroom, the kids love classifying them, and find them fascinating. I also give my students a "rock of wisdom" that they choose from a special container, just before they begin the state assessment testing. They keep it on their desk. I've never had them paint rocks, but I think that is a great idea!

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  10. I so had a "Pet Rock" back in the day! LOVED it.

    My BFF had one that was painted like her cat ... hehe

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