Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Painting on Rocks with Acrylics

Because I cannot sleep well at night due to taking steroids for metastatic breast cancer, I have been painting rocks during the dark hours.  This activity can be accomplished while reclining, so between knitting, reading and painting rocks, I keep occupied during the dark hours.  It keeps me occupied and the attention to detail seems to help my mind slow down a bit. 

Here are a few rocks I photographed today that I have painted over the past weeks for the Latimer House Fundraiser (termed Extraordiinary Women,) with proceeds going toward domestic violence services provided by Hilltop Community Resources in Mesa County, Colorado. 

These are small rocks, painted with acrylics and art pens similar to Sharpies, and averaging about four square inches.  There are two dozen more I might touch up and spray with clear polyurethane before handing them over for sale. 


  1. Beautiful creations! I pray that your sleeplessness gets better! Sending HUGS and PRAYERS your way!

  2. Wow! They are very pretty! I hope the sleep thing sorts itself out.

  3. It's hard to be on steroids and not sleep, been there. Still praying for you, glad to hear from you here. ♡♡♡♡

  4. How lovely particularly the second one down - my favourite, it's a great way to deal with sleeplessness, I have put lots of marbles in blue dishes around the garden with water to encourage insects, I think your stones would look beautiful in your garden or on windowsills. Betty x

  5. You've been busy! Obviously, the creative juices aren't dormant at night. Some of them look Turkish/Ottoman to me.


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