Monday, February 04, 2013

Free Art Box

My life has changed by leaps and bounds since I last updated this blog. But today I surfed onto a blog talking about Free Art Fridays or FAF and I thought considering my current situation, I could easily get back into giving away art. Last October we moved out to the Mojave desert in CA. I think I could put an Art Box on a fencepost right in my front yard, inviting the public to help themselves to some art. They could even leave some art for me if they chose to. I won't limit it to stones either. I have gobs of stuff to give away like crocheted animals, paintings, bread dough art, earrings. We hardly get many people on foot around here so it may be awhile before someone picks something up. But that will be part of the fun of it. And I think after awhile it will catch on.

As far as finding stones to paint, my new yard is practically a rock farm.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I'm sorry I haven't updated this blog for awhile. I have so many irons in the fire I haven't had much time for it. My friend carves stones so I was telling him about the site. If he drops by maybe he can live a link to his shop over at Storytellerarts.

Happy summer.

Monday, February 02, 2009


I left my lovely gypsystones all over Quartzsite AZ. I may have one or two left that slipped to the bottom of my totebag. Time to make some more I suppose. I brought home more rocks than I left though.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Join me

I covered all the stones with a clear spray front and back to help them stand the outside weather until someone finds them.
I wonder if this thing could catch on with other people making and leaving gypsystones everywhere. In a way it's like a cool business card with my blog address on the back of each one. No telling where it could lead to. It seems like a good homeschooling project too.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More Gypsystones

I got up this morning and as soon as my daughter left to go to a meeting and my boyfriend left to go to the dentist, I got out my painting supplies and painted some more gypsystones. I think I will start putting them in one of those little baggies before I set them out for people to find to protect them from the elements better. As soon as they are good and dry I'll sign them and spray them with a protective finish. I'm always surprised at what comes out of my paint brush. Funny the things that lurk in our subconcious mind waiting for a chance to come forward and shout, "Hey look at me."

Monday, January 26, 2009

New Rocks on the Way

We were hoping to go to Quartzsite AZ next weekend, which would be an excellent chance to leave gypsystones around. But now my bf has the toothache from hell so it looks like we are not going to get to go. And there is no way I'd want to be out in the middle of the desert with a toothache. The mere thought of it makes my teeth hurt. I'm going to paint some new gypsystones anyway just in case. I found some rocks I'd already painted the background on so the fun part is next. Maybe I'll do a spring theme since spring is just around the corner.

And if we don't go to AZ I can always leave them around the local area. I'm also making a box of finished items as give aways. So I can add some painted rocks to that as well.

Monday, September 08, 2008

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