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