Friday, October 08, 2010
The object #19 Painted stone
OK, I'm going to say this right up front. This is a total ripoff. Someone else's idea entirely and I stole the idea.
Now that my conscience is clear, I can tell you more about it. There is an artist named Gennine, who lives in Mexico. She has one of the most beautiful, inspiring blogs on the internet. You probably read it. Everybody does. Today she posted a stone she painted with a butterfly, but she has been painting stones for a long time (like these) and I have been seeing them on her blog and loving each and every one. A while back I was browsing the art supply store—one of my favorite pastimes—and I came upon a display of DecoColor fine line opaque markers. "Hmmm," I thought, "bet I could draw on a little smooth stone with this, like Gennine does." So I did. My own design, of course, and just for my own entertainment. This one sits in the bathroom next to my big jar of seashells and beach glass. I wonder how they might hold up outside in the weather. I might try one.
And so you know—this isn't the way Gennine does it. She uses a fine little brush and acrylic paint. Of course. That is how hers are so fine and delicately drawn. They are simply amazing.