calming rock messages

I have been wanting to hand paint rocks forever, especially now, with my new word~ Thrive. Plus, I had the idea to have a word-rock to hold and focus on when I’m feeling a little less than present.

I used acrylic artist’s ink. My ink is a bit old and sorta chunky making it difficult to work with. I need to get more, because I love using it. I still have to brush some clear varnish over these to protect them.

I love how they look in my wooden thrift store bowl (that usually keeps my garlic and onions). I might have to start looking for another wooden bowl to house my bulb vegetables.  A collection like this would be awesome, yes? I sanded my bowl just a tad, then rubbed it with oil when I first bought it. It is one of my most treasured thrifted finds.

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13 Responses to calming rock messages

  1. These look amazing Regina! I might have to try this myself!

  2. bonitarose says:

    these are beautiful.. you need to sell these! My word is EMBRACE. Let me know.. they are amazing and so so gorgeous.. love love them!

  3. elsa says:

    The painted rocks are lovely ~ I’ve got quite a collection of rocks ~ all over the house ~ none painted on tho. I think the best gifts I’ve gotten are rocks that friends have given me over the years.
    Oh, and I signed the petition.

  4. Andria says:

    Where did you find such nice-sized, smooth rocks? I don’t see anything like that around here. These are so fabulous…a great stress reliever to touch the smoothness in your pocket, and pull it out to look at the word as a little reminder. Good stuff!

  5. Lucille says:

    Oh my gosh, these are beautiful! Several years ago, I wrote words (blessings) on rocks for a friend for her baby shower/blessing way (5th child!)…. She loved them. But man, if they’d have looked as beautiful as these….!

    You said you used ink. Does that mean you used a pen with nib, or a brush, or…. Oh, I don’t think I could ever get something to look as beautiful as these!!! LOVE THEM!

  6. April Cole says:

    These remind my of “prayer rocks”.
    When I was teaching Religious Ed. I had the children create these as a symbol of how strong their faith was. :]
    Simple adore the “thrive” rock, such sweet doodling.

  7. Sunny says:

    Those are beautiful. I love the black against the brown of the bowl. I have this weird love of wooden thrift store bowls as well! I have one at every place I sit in the house. I use them as tiny “trash cans” for bits of yarn, string cuttings, etc. LOL I have never really used ink, I’ll have to try it! xoxo

  8. kt says:

    I love these regina! You should put some in your shop I think people would love collecting them!

  9. Jessica says:

    I love this idea and as always I love your display of your artwork. I don’t know if you are working for them already but a company like Anthropologie would be lucky to have you! Your artistry is genius!

  10. Jamie B says:

    I love your rocks.. you did such a great job! I can’t wait to paint some of my own. .. I hope it’s okay, I just couldn’t help but feature your fabulous rocks on my rock painting round-up post on my new blog.. you can see it here:

    Thank you so much for sharing this!

  11. Rita says:

    I found the black rocks but not sure how to do it or what type of products to use. Please help? I can’t draw a straight line lol. But I have been waiting to do this for a long time.

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