Here’s some family fun I had saved to post on a day like this, when not much serious art activity is ready for a post. It can be considered an art-related experiment after all. Recent art time with my daughter found us painting rocks! She has a fascination with collecting rocks, so we got her a “rock painting kit” on sale. I still felt “taken” when I bought it. It reminded me of the famous “pet rock” of the 70s. It was fun, and even my wife got in the action, so its purpose achieved. On to the little paperweight collection now! (trying out WordPress’ nifty slideshow function).
Nothing too fancy. I think these were acrylic paints. My daughter painted the un-smiley face (she’s a joker at heart), the red-eye bug, and the tri-color rock. My wife contributed with a nice whale (surprised me), and I painted the screaming white ghoul, the oddly-shaped ladybug, and the white-blue face/mask thing, which reminded me of a good friend’s art style for some reason.
Something to learn from the “rock painting” experiment, you say? Yes. You can find rocks in your yard, and use old paint. Don’t pay a well-known bookstore chain for reminding you how someone else came up with the idea to sell rocks and paint in a kit. Makes me want to open a shack and sell lucky painted stones.
Hope you enjoyed these images. It’s an inexpensive activity to share with the family. We really had fun. Now, what do I do with these?
Any questions, or comments, please feel free. I really appreciate your visit. Have a great art day/night!