Blog posts

September 2019 - Industrial Nature Sculpture
August 2019 - Abstract Mixed Media
June 2019 - Paper Tube Sculpture
April 2019 - Rock Painting Extravaganza
January 2019 - Mini Shelf Pole
November 2018 - Painted Gourd
October 2018 - Matryoshka Doll Wall Hanging
September 2018 - Garden Pole
August 2018 - Mosaic Garden Sphere
June 2018 - Rock Houses
January 2018 - Art Can Happen Anywhere
November 2017 - Negative Space Painting
August 2017 - Altered Books
May 2017 - Annoying Cat
March 2017 - Costumes and Props
February 2017 - T-shirt Mania
January 2017 - 52 Week Illustration Challenge
December 2016 - Wonder Woman Fleece Hat
September 2016 - Lonely Chair Stop Motion
August 2016 - Sponging Rocks
May 2016 - Creating art with kids
April 2016 - Pew pew pew
March 2016 - Garage Band
Febraury 2016 - Stikbots Videos
January 2016 - Cross stitching zombies
December 2015 - Monster Mobile
November 2015 - The Reversible Seal Hat
October 2015 - Hallowe'en Maker Month
May 2015 - Avatar, Harry Potter and Shopkins

June 2018 : Rock Houses

I found this neat book at the local thrift store about painting hoses and cottages on rocks. It was very specific. Since it was half price on books that day I bought it and shelved it for a couple of weeks. Then as Father's Day drew close I thought about making a rock house for my Dad's garden.

I have painted on rocks before, many times, but I have never turned rocks into houses. It was pretty fun and soon I was painting three houses. I started with an easy A-frame house like you might see in the Swiss Alps . I then attempted two Tutor cottages. My Dad loved the presents and my Mom asked me to paint one for my Uncle's birthday. I painted three more buildings, 2 more Tutor cottages and 1 Pub.

I used acrylic paint and then coated the rocks with a protective gloss spray once they were done. The chimneys and dormers were made by molding wood glue. It was easier to work on several rocks at the same time so you can move from one to the next while waiting for first one to dry.

I gathered the rocks from my own garden and now every time I am out there I keep seeing all the rocks in my garden walls as different buildings. I don't think I'll ever be able to look at rocks now and NOT see buildings.