Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Rock Painting

One of the craft activities that we did at our Stroud Retreat this year was some simple but wonderful rock painting organised by the lovely Jen. A few of us took a short wander to find some suitable rocks and then sat together in the warmth of the winter afternoon sun letting the feel of the rocks and the colours of the paints be the tools by which our creativity flowed.

That afternoon saw the birth of Helen's Stroud symbol (pictured above), which is truly inspired - as are all of Helen's symbols, the awakening of Rachel's totally amazing eye ("see" below) and many other beautiful creations - all made with just rocks, paint and the unique talents of each individual.

It was such a grounding and theraputic activity, and one that I have since done with my three kids, which we all enjoyed even across our varied age groups.

This is a picture of one of the rocks I painted at Stroud - this one is my Kora rock:


Sylvia said...

Wow, that's beautiful. I used to do it a lot, when I was in Portugal. Where I live now, I can't find rocks, only little pebbles. Thank you for sharing.

Hibiscus Moon said...

I love the eye rock. How beautiful! They're all great.