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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

"Hidden Art"

             Hi Everyone! I am finally back. It seems my computer is again fighting for it's life and since there is no money in our budget for a new one I figure I will pray and keep the computer defibrillator on hand in case it's heart gives out.

                                  So far so good.

I wanted to post this on Friday but couldn't. For a long time now I have toyed with the concept of "left" art....or maybe it's "street" art or perhaps "lost and found" art....I have no clue, but I have seen a few artists leave their work behind as a sweet surprise for the finder.

          One awesome example of this is one of my fave artists Slinkachu who leaves brilliant miniature scenes behind. He has a few books out which always seem to be out when I visit the book store. He is a sample of his work


Isn't he brilliant?

                   Well, I wanted to do some "left behind" art...(geez I don't know what to call it) and chose to use rocks.

 I had the rock in my pocket when we walked by this place last year.

On closer inspection someone might notice a little something

Hmmm, is that a stone? but it looks like a bit of writing on it....

upon closer inspection a positive message for the finder.

While putting these on the blog I realized that I forgot to take a picture of the other side of the stone where I painted a design.

OK then, maybe next time.

We went to the beach. and there on this tiny beach lay a boulder. On top of the boulder I placed another rock

and took a picture

             I wondered who would pass by on a beautiful sunny day and notice this colorful stone waiting to be found     

and I wonder if when they turned it over and read the words...

would they smile?

again, another photography booboo... I forgot to take a picture of the rock further away. What can I say...I don't really have a photographer's instinct.

 These are my first attempts #1 and #2

In the future I plan to leave more and keep a record of the process on this blog.

Whatcha think?


  1. I think this is fantastic. What a great idea.

  2. I think you are doing His work!!

    What a great way for God to arrange the right someone to come along at just the right time when they need to hear such a thing. Please do keep us posted!

    1. Awwww bless your heart! Thank you Ma.

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! Did you paint the second really colorful rock? It is outrageously cool!! Do you use regular craft paint? I was thinking of the girls, they would love rock painting. And this man's art, his found things, and then the way he puts something in them, I am going to his web site and look around for more inspiration. You really returned with a bang!!! I HOPE your computer problem gets fixed!!

    1. Hi Ginny, thank you. I used acrylics and sharpies.

  4. This is so very cool. You must check out my friend Deb's blog. This will give you an idea about how important the stones might be to someone.

    1. Hi Sally, thank you. I dropped by Deb's blog and her post is absolutely beautifully written. She is a great writer and I could actually see and feel what she was feeling that day. What an awesome gift. Thank you for directing me there!

  5. I always feel a sense of renewed peaceful energy after a visit to your blog, Joanne. Thank you!

    Be well,

  6. I think your "left" art is simply awesome! Very unique and cool.

  7. What an awesome idea! Be sure to post these little bits of found art!

  8. What a lovely idea and beautiful art. There is a facebook page I follow which is call Art Abandonment. Very cool concept where people leave art in public places for others to find. Just like you have

  9. I love this idea also. I hope your computer keeps working because I think a lot of people are blessed by visiting your blog.

  10. I love this idea. I have a thing for rocks, their color, shape, feel. I would be so excited to find one with a message! I enjoy your blog.
    Cynthia R

  11. I am in awe, beautiful generous idea and nicely carried out. Your rock might change someone's life for the better.

  12. Hi Joanne. I can see why Sally made the connection she did between our two posts. I love these small stones you leave around, and would be over the moon if I were to find one in my wanderings. I'm glad to have found your blog as well.

  13. First off love the artist as always that you find for us to see!

    I love the rocks with the hidden msg, such a blessing to anyone who comes along them!!


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