I was recently introduced to Angus Rocks! Paint, hide & find! – the latest craze of decorating stones and hiding them when out and about for other people to find and then re-hide. It is strangely addictive! I can’t stop decorating stones! I may need help.
The first stone I found was when I went to Dunkeld in June for a day out with my sister and cousin, so they could see some paintings I have in an exhibition there this summer.
It was a blistering hot day and my cousin and I went into the shade while waiting for my sister and I spotted a lovely little rainbow stone. On the back was a message to post a picture to the ‘Dunkeld Rocks’ Facebook page, which I did. I got a reply saying it had been painted and left there by a little girl who was really excited it had been found.
A few weeks later my niece and nephew were out and about hiding rocks they painted while visiting granny and grandpa, and they too loved hearing about their rocks being found and re-hidden for others to find and enjoy.
I decided to give it a go as a fun, relatively free, creative way of spreading a little bit of joy – and now I can’t stop!
The first batch were done with nail varnish, to save having to put a protective coat of clear varnish over them and the second batch were done with sharpies which I will need to get clear varnish for to protect them from the elements in case they don’t get found for a while!
While out hiding the stones I painted this weekend, I found some stones others had painted and hidden which I photographed, posted to the Facebook sites, Angus Rocks! and Angus Rocks! Paint, hide & find! (so the original hiders knew they’d been found) and then re-hid them as I was out and about hiding mine.
A great community activity that spreads a little bit of happiness and is great for a bit of exercise, too!
Are you taking part in the stone painting craze? If so, I would love to hear about your finds!