What should I do with the rock I painted?
Once you’ve read and enjoyed the message, you can either hide the rock somewhere new for another person to find, or if it meant a lot to you, keep it. All we ask is that if you keep the rock for yourself, that you paint another rock for someone else to find. Think of what the message meant to you.
How can I tell if a rock is painted?
If you found a painted rock, check the back for any writing. Sometimes rocks have specific instructions spelled out on them like, post a photo in (group name) on Facebook).
Where can I hide painted rocks?
Then, hide. You can also post a photo of the rock on the page after it’s hidden, giving clues as to its location. Popular hiding spots include parks, playgrounds and family-friendly hiking trails. Painted rock examples. Courtesy Kitsap Rocks
What do you do with rocks when you find them?
Write the name of your group on the back of your rock so people can search for it when they find the rock. Lastly, pay it forward! Once you’ve read and enjoyed the message, you can either hide the rock somewhere new for another person to find, or if it meant a lot to you, keep it.
What to do when you find painted rocks?
First take a look around. Is this rock all by it’s lonesome or in a rock garden?
How to hide rocks?
If you’re hiding rocks you painted OR re-hiding rocks that you found, there are a few recommended ground rules to follow: 1 Do not place rocks anywhere that they can get caught by mowers, like out in the middle of a park. Keep them close to objects like trees or fence posts or other objects so they don’t get hit and cause damage to mowers. 2 Do not place rocks on private property, unless it’s yours. Not everyone is cool with people trudging through their begonias to find rocks. 3 On that same token, don’t go trudging through anyone’s begonias to look for rocks. 4 Don’t place rocks too high off the ground. I try to keep them ground level whenever possible so that there’s no risk of a rock falling off of something and thwacking them in a head. Especially if it’s an unsuspecting child. This also makes it easier for the kiddos to find.
How long have painted rocks been around?
Painted rocks have been around FOREVER but more recently folks started picking this up as a “new” hobby.
What to do if you find no instructions on a rock?
If there’s no instructions on the back of the rock and no information on the display, you should assume these rocks are not meant to be taken and leave them where you found them for others to enjoy. Some may have instructions that you can move the rock elsewhere. This is usually the case if you find a solo rock out in the wild, …
What is the idea behind rock painting?
The idea is to spread a little joy and kindness during these uncertain times. Things have been not so great on a global scale for the last few months especially, so some folks have done teddy bear walks or chalk messages of positivity on their driveways. The rock painting evolved much in the same way.
What to do if there is no sign on rocks?
If there’s no sign, the next best step is to check the back sides of the rocks. Some artists will put a name, website or other identifying information on their rocks.
Can you place rocks on private property?
Do not place rocks on private property, unless it’s yours. Not everyone is cool with people trudging through their begonias to find rocks. On that same token, don’t go trudging through anyone’s begonias to look for rocks. Don’t place rocks too high off the ground.
What To Do If You Find A Painted Rock?
Maybe you have seen the rocks around town. You notice that some of them are painted, some have words, and they seem to appear in the most random locations around town. Maybe you have picked up a few and wondered more about them before placing them back down. What are there rocks all about and is it a fun project you can participate in too?
What is the Kindness Project?
These painted rocks are part of the Kindness Project. This was a project started in 1996 as a way for families to honor a child they had lost and to help them heal. Years later, there have been more than two million of the Kindness Project cards around the world to perform random acts of kindness in memory of someone who died before their time.
The Proper Etiquette for Painted Rocks
Now that you know a little bit more about these painted rocks, what are you supposed to do when you find them? You may find one as you walk to the park, or you may even find a whole rock garden where there are a bunch of them in the same place. What are you meant to do with these fun painted rocks?
Where Do I Find These Rocks?
If you are interested in running around and finding where these rocks are, you may be curious about the most common locations to find them. This is going to depend on where other people have hid them in the past. It is a scavenger hunt and may require you to try some new paths and take a long walk to find them.
How to get involved in rock painting?
Using the power of social media, you can find your local rock painting community, and get involved in the kindness movement where you become an important part of sharing encouraging messages with the members of your neighborhood, town, or city. Most of these groups regularly paint and hide rocks in public spaces all-around your local area to spread the joy and love of rock painting, and once you join this community, you’ll have first dibs on the happenings in your kindness community.
What to do when you find a painted rock?
When you’ve found a painted rock, you’re holding a tiny masterpiece that someone has created especially to bring a smile to someone else’s face. One of the simplest things you can do is to bring that painted rock home and add it to your growing painted rock collection.
Why do people paint rocks?
This is why rock painting just has that creative appeal that has delighted many people of all ages, all around the world. Our natural instinct to create and express our artistic side through rock as a medium is one that will continue to exist for many generations to come.
Where to display painted rocks?
If you’re bringing the painted rocks that you find home, chances are you’ll want to have them displayed in a nice corner of your house. You can display the painted rocks you’ve found in a special painted rock space that you’ve set up nicely, or you can put them around the house for your visitors to see, pick up, and enjoy looking at.
Can you paint rocks?
When you’re holding a painted rock that you really like, you’ll probably want to try and see if you can get your creative juices flowing, and paint your very own rock masterpiece. Well – it doesn’t get any simpler than finding a rock, getting some paint and a paintbrush, and you can immediately start creating your own painted rocks! Soon you’ll be enjoying the activity of painting rocks on a regular basis.
What is Kitsap Rocks?
A lifetime resident of Bremerton, I was first introduced to hiding and seeking painted rocks through Kitsap Rocks, a Facebook group created by a collective of women who wanted to do community art projects with homeschooled students. According to co-founder Cathy Tomko, Kitsap Rocks was Inspired by Port Angeles Rocks, one of the first such groups in our state, and the idea took off. Tomko notes that through the group, they have been able to "connect all of the cities in Kitsap County to encourage art and creativity."
What does Tomko say about rocks?
As Tomko says: "The rocks you put out there are gifts. Let them go and be a gift to make someone’s day."
How to hide a rock on Facebook?
The premise is simple: Gather a few supplies (flat, smooth rocks, acrylic paint, sealer, paint brushes), decorate your rock — getting as creative as you like — and seal it. Write instructions on the bottom of the rock that tell the finder which Facebook group to post a photo to once it’s found. Then, hide. You can also post a photo of the rock on the page after it’s hidden, giving clues as to its location. Popular hiding spots include parks, playgrounds and family-friendly hiking trails.
Why do kids paint rocks?
Connie Quatermass, another cofounder of Kitsap Rocks, notes that families can use a painted-rock expedition to expand kids’ sense of community and mindfulness. Parents, she says, can “tell their children that although they may not find a rock each time they go out to hunt, they may see wildlife and wildflowers, read a historical plaque, or pick up litter to help the environment.”
What is the appeal of treasure hunt?
Active members cite the joy of spending creative time with family and friends, of giving back and spending time in nature. And then there’s the age-old appeal of a treasure hunt. Families are walking streets, scouring local parks, searching trails and even climbing playground equipment to find a certain rock that was posted with a clue.
Can you hide a rock in Kitsap?
Some people will only choose to create and hide, while others will participate in it all; painting, hiding and finding. If you find a rock, you can either re-hi de it or keep it. Lots of people choose to keep their first rock and then re-hide the rest.
Who is Sara Lindberg?
Sara Lindberg is a wife, mother, writer and secondary school counselor. Combining her 20-plus years of experience in the counseling, health and wellness fields, she has found her passion in inspiring other women to be the best version of themselves. Sara has a B.S. in Exercise Science and a M.Ed. in counseling.
How can rocks spread kindness?
This painted rock, sometimes called a kindness stone, is simply a rock that someone has decorated with an inspirational message. They can be any size or shape, as big or small as you like! The point of this stone painting is to sprinkle positivity around your community. Once you create one, the idea is to leave it somewhere for another person to find and enjoy. As we all know, sometimes a simple message of love and compassion can spark joy and brighten someone’s entire day.
What Kinds of Paint Do You Use for Rock Painting?
We recommend using acrylic paint for both the base coat and your design. For more intricate, hand-painted designs, we suggest that you use paint pens to draw on top of your base coat. With paint pens, you can be a bit more accurate when you are writing on or adding details.
How Do You Seal the Rocks?
Your creations need to be sealed to preserve the paint and the beautiful designs you worked so hard on. Mod Podge or a spray-on sealer will work just fine—just make sure it’s a waterproof sealer. Our favorite sealant is Deco Art Multi-Purpose Seal. You can find this and other types of sealers at your local craft store.
What Do You Do When You Find a Painted Rock?
You’ve found a painted rock. Now what? Do you take it? First, read it! Take the message to heart, and know that you matter and your happiness matters. Someone else went out of their way to paint that rock for you to find. How cool that you’re the one who found it!
What is a Painted Rock Garden?
People have found that placing a group of painted rocks together to form a garden can make a wonderful impact on a community. Pick a spot that has plenty of people coming and going. Think about parks, libraries, schools, and public grassy areas near stores and restaurants. Then, leave a group of rocks and a sign that explains the rock garden. The sign should tell people that they can take a rock, leave a rock, or simply read the kind messages, smile, and continue on with their day. These positive phrases are sure to make so many peoples’ days. Check out examples of rock gardens.
What is the point of a stone painting?
The point of this stone painting is to sprinkle positivity around your community. Once you create one, the idea is to leave it somewhere for another person to find and enjoy. As we all know, sometimes a simple message of love and compassion can spark joy and brighten someone’s entire day.
What is rock painting?
Rock painting or rock art is a trend that has picked up popularity in recent years. Whether you’re an artist who is looking for a new art project or someone who wants to share a positive message with others, painting rocks might be for you.