I’m in the Rock Hiding Game

Painting Rocks is Fun

So, I took my two seal shaped rocks that I posted about earlier today, and painted them.  If you read my first post about Kitsap Rocks, you’ll remember that the rocks I had planned to paint looked like this:

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Two rocks I found on a beach several years ago… I kept them because their unique shape demanded I paint them, but I forgot about them until hearing about Kitsap Rocks.

They were odd shaped rocks to say the least, and while I distinctly remember finding them on a beach, they looked more like river rocks to me, but regardless of whether you call them beach rocks or river rocks, they were about to become painted rocks!

After painting, they looked quite different.
Here is the chubby little guy on the right in the picture above.

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This guy made a chubby seal, I couldn’t really see how to make his tail look like a tail, so I decided to just paint water over his lower body. Now I think he looks like he’s wearing pants the way a plumber does!
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Here he is showing off his other side.
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Here’s a close up of his handsome face!

 

Here is more slender little seal on the left in the top photo.

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This one was nice because I was able to paint his tail in, and have room to sign him and paint other words on the bottom instead of on the seal body itself.
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Here’s his other side! (You’ll notice I sneaked in my web address).
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Here’s his handsome face!
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He has a nice profile, don’t you think?

 

This isn’t just about painting though.

Of course the point in the Kitsap Rocks group isn’t just about painting rocks.  I could paint rocks, turning them into seal art, and put them up on etsy and who knows, they might sell, but then I would miss the fun.

The fun of the Kitsap Rocks is that we hide  the rocks so other’s can find them.  Yes, hiding rocks is the name of the game!

So I took the rocks to a local beach and hid them… then I posted to the Kitsap rocks Facebook group that I had released two seals into the wild at a beach in Kingston, I posted that along with some photos of the hiding places.

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Mr. Chubs tucked away on some rocks.
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This photo gives a little background to help people try to figure out where he is.
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Here’s Mr. Handsom and fit, hiding on a log  near some flowers.
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And here he is again, with more background showing as a hint to local people…

 

 

The Story isn’t complete until they’re found.

Well of course the story of my little seals isn’t complete until the seals are found. This is after all, a form of treasure hunting!  Not just rock art creation! … and here they are, in the hands of the finders.  I didn’t show the faces because I would never show the faces of other people’s children online without their permission, but rest assured, both faces were quite happy!

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So here are the seal friends in the hands of the finders.

 

To be continued…

Of course, as I left the beach, I picked up two more rocks to paint.  So I’m sure I’ll spend a lot more time painting rocks, hiding rocks, and finding rocks too!  Next time, I might not be doing seal painting, who knows, my next rocks might be flowers, or birds, or houses, or abstract!

To all my fellow painted rock hounds, have a happy treasure hunt!