Painting Rocks

I remember finding a pretty rock last year. It was laying under a bush at the Outlet mall. I did not pick it up. I thought maybe it was there for a reason. I did snap a photo though.



Well it so happens I think I was supose to have picked it up because im seeing this frenzy everywhere now.

I told Nick about how I keep reading how people are finding rocks and on the back of them, there are instructions to take a photo, post it on facebook, where you found it and the rock group its from. I bet thats what the rock was I saw that day. Now I want in on the fun! 

He said, well I just saw one on my walk but didn't know. "Really?" I questioned. So he drove me two blocks up the road and sure enough there it was.



I picked it up and it was from "cleveland strong Rocks". Cleveland is a county next to me so that shows how far the rock has traveled so far.  



I rehid it while I was in Charlotte the other day. I hope a child finds it and post it. Ill be watching to see how far it ends up. 

Now for me, I took out my paints and found a couple rocks to paint to join in on the fun.



This is all I plan to do. Its Just a fun thing. I painted three rocks.
 


I plan to hide them soon. The camper one will be hid at the beach later. I mean it is a traveling rock. Right? Mine will belong to the group "Gastonia Rocks". 



There are now groups popping up everywhere to hide and find rocks. Its getting crazy. 
So I'll just step back after this.

People paint them with messages, happy thoughts, memorials, advertisements or just art. Kids are going crazy everywhere looking for rocks. 
I'm thinking the Easter bunny has some competition. 

Its a good thing for the kids to get away from tv and video games and go outside. I just hope people stay safe. 

Find a painted rock? Pick it up. Read its message and rehide it. 
Its like spreading smiles!


23 comments

  1. First time I've seen such a thing

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    1. You dont live far from my town so keep a look out for rocks! Haha

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  2. Funny you should mention this. A few weeks ago when walking in Broyhill Park in Lenoir we saw some 'painted rocks'. As we were leaving the park a lady told us we were supposed to 'relocate the rock'. Next time I will.
    My Sister Shirl paints rocks I paint rocks, but never thought of leaving them somewhere to be relocated. I painted hundreds of rocks in Yuma desert area, as souvenirs and left them for folks to take home as souvenirs. Next time when bored, Imma try it. (Love your travel trailer rock!)

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    1. thats cool about the souveniers.

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  3. I'm so glad I'm not a 'joiner'

    snort sniggle

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    1. For real. These moms around here are crazy!

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  4. I've not heard of these but it sounds like a fun thing to do.

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    1. The kids are loving it. Its such a big deal for them to find a rock.

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  5. I have seen the work of some really talented rock artists here in the blogosphere. I don't think it has reached Australia yet.

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  6. I haven't heard of this before now, it sounds like a fun idea and it's pretty neat that you and Nick got to join in.

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    1. The kids are loving it. Keep a watch out while your out. I think its catching on strong.

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  7. You might like to look at another talented blogger's rock paintings. You can find her work HERE

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    1. Wow! Now that is some good art work!! I wish I was half the artist she is.
      Thanks for sharing this with me.

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  8. Thanks for the memories. My daughter, Robin, was into this.

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    1. Thats really neat. Im suprised at the talent Ive seen.

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  9. What fun, Lisa! I never heard of this, wouldn't it be funny if your rock found it's way to my mountain top?

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  10. I just love this idea, Lisa. What fun---it reminds me of the cache thing we did with the kids a few years ago. I would love to see that happen here...maybe something fun to start with the grandgirls. xo Diana

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  11. I know there are bunches of artists painting rocks around our town, but I haven't seen them doing this. I love it too!! NanaDiana...I was thinking the same thing, it is like geocaching, but better!

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