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WEDNESDAY SNAPSHOT - TOP 20 prettiest rocks for this EASTER

WEDNESDAY SNAPSHOT - TOP 20 prettiest rocks for this EASTER 6

A Showcase of the Most Adorable Easter Rock

Designs Worth Trying

 

One of the reasons I love this time of the year is that it gives us, the rock artists, the chance to create and paint the prettiest designs in the brightest colours!

I did a bit of "Easter rock hunting" in some of the most significant rock art groups on Facebook (RockStreet Collective included), as well as Instagram and Pinterest, and here is a selection of some of the most adorable rocks I could find:

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Collage of Easter rocks selected on Pinterest (check link for individual artists)

 

Here are some more designs you might feel inspired to try too:

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PRETTIEST EASTER BUNNIES

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Collage of Easter painted rocks by Kh Ang | Sue Huson | Misty Day | Tracy Joy

 

A wonderful display of Easter bunny rocks to melt your heart:

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Painted rocks Easter bunnies by Lidia Zingerle of RockStreet Collective 

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EASTER IN THE MOST JOYFUL COLOURS

 

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Collage of Easter painted rocks by Carie Schoen | Em Made This | Carrie Hart Sharp |

 

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 INSPIRATIONAL EASTER ICONS 

 

ICONS PAINTED ROCKS easter blog Christine Onward quality online art

 

Collage of Easter painted rocks by Magdalena Neycheva | Sue Huson | Christine Onward |

 

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 MOST EXQUISITE DESIGNS

 

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Easter painted rocks by Lefteris Kanetis | Liam Houlroyd | Isabelle Tamini Esposito |

 

My selection of these rocks was, by no means, based on "quality", "artists' reputation", or financial reward. Some of the rocks were posted on RockStreet Collective by the artists themselves over the last weeks, some rocks have been "heating up" on the Rock Street Pinterest account and some have just smiled at me on Instagram.

 I wish you all days with sunshine and family fun. Happy Easter!

 

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Easter bunny painted rock by Kathy Whitney Conlin | Instagram | Facebook
Disclaimer: Credit was given to all artists who painted the rocks featured in this article. If you intend to use any of these ideas for your rocks, please do contact the artist and avoid copyright infringements. For more questions you can send me an email at rock_street@yahoo.com

 

This is an article written by Christine Onward . If you want to be the next artist featured on our blog, please drop a message on rock_street@yahoo.com.

You can discover and enjoy more art on rocks on our Facebook group, RockStreet Collective.
More painted rocks for sale are HERE
PAINTING WALGETT IN SUNRISE SONGS, STORY BY CHRISTINE ONWARD

PAINTING WALGETT IN SUNRISE SONGS, STORY BY CHRISTINE ONWARD 0

Welcome to a new series of outback stories promised to you a long time ago but repeatedly delayed due to my obstinate perfectionism (or procrastination,equally true). After a year of struggles and too high expectations from my side, I decided to let thoughts flow by freely and memories write by themselves in the way they want. I hope they eventually make sense to a point where I will be excited to tell the next episode and you will be eager to return and read it.

The journey I wanted to write (and paint) about took place a year ago in the outback Australia, more precisely in the northern part of NSW. It lasted 7 weeks and it was a blast!

For a person coming from the green pristine Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Europe, working in the bare fields of the far-far-away Australia was undoubtedly a challenge I was prepared to face. The huge emptiness of space, the scorching temperatures, the summer's dead bushes, and the desperation to survive of all living things had such a huge impact on who I was to become!

To honour the occasion, I decided to lay each meaningful experience of the outback in a painting. I wanted to add together the old me and my world as it was before back in Romania, the astonishing colours of Australia, its depth of landscapes, the victory of living- all in a series of paintings, celebrating me – the me I had become.

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"Walgett-Sunrise Songs", painting by Christine Onward . More details Here

 

FIRST TIME IN WALGETT

 

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Walgett on the map, 650 km away from Sydney, right at the gate of the Australian outback

 

We arrived in Walgett late in the night. The drive to the town had been slow and challenging. 100 km on dirt road, the dark night around us, kangaroos jumping back and forth ahead of us, and a GPS with personality only made the trip seem to last forever.

We made it to Walgett after midnight. Streets were dark and quiet, not a single man passing by. Shops had iron grills at windows and lights were off. Even the motel entrance had iron gates, secured with a big lock for which we had to recall a long code and still debate the numbers an hour later in the dark.

Dinner was quite frugal: cold chips from an early breakfast at the petrol station, wrapped in an oily paper and tasting like old jelly, some cheese, too sour from the heat, and the usual beer, to help us fall asleep.

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Baby Caesar spending the night with us in a NO DOGS room (who can swear he is a dog though, most of the times he behaves like a human) 

 

I slept that night in Walgett with the windows open to let the scents of the eucalyptus trees come inside. A bird kept shouting sad songs in the empty night, kept talking to me, and I let the sadness sink inside, because there was no escape, only the red road, over and over again until the end of my days...

 

 

THE SUNRISE SONGS

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Photo taken close to Walgett - dirt road on the way to the property of Mungunya 

 

Morning; 5 o’clock rise. I can still feel the taste of eucalyptus essences on the lips and bird's sad song in the ears.  

Shirt on, boots on, cap on, insect repellent and a lot of sunscreen spread to whatever spot left uncovered. Bags back in the trunk, work instruments in the ute; time for one more long drive in the unknown.

I panic and I want to cry, as I always do when I think of unknown.

 “It's just an adventure, I say, and who doesn’t like adventures”…

And off we are, this yet ANOTHER day...

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The flowing artesian waters of Mungunya

 

Right outside the town of Walgett I opened eyes on a big sun rising from the bushes. Few cows grazing quietly under a tree, doves’ songs coming to life from all around the bushes… and suddenly I feel I am part of it. I do belong. And there is nothing in the world that can take this moment away from me: the place where I first belonged.

 

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Living the life of the outback: unspoiled beauty and endless reds

 

On the radio a song starts. I want to imagine it as a sign for me, and for everyone else who was welcoming the day in song of birds and golden rays of sunrise: Only a fool breaks his own heart…

 

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The start of a new day with Walgett left behind

 

THE PAINTING

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Naive art, painting by Christine Onward | Facebook | Instagram |. More details are Here.

 

I ripped through the bare red of the desert to let the magic of the moment come to life: the day when I BELONGED.

I added flowers in the empty trees of Walgett, and I added leaves with golden dots to shine happily in the sun.

The red dust, I turned it into lands of merry colours and joyful patterns, the way I knew them to be like back home in the Carpathian Mountains.

And all the sunrise songs and happiness of living, I gathered them together in this fantastic bird with golden feathers.

There is always a victory in us, we only need to find it.

After all… only a fool…   

 

I LIVE A LIFE OF COLOURS- ARTIST ALINA PRODAN TALKING ABOUT COLOURS OF CHILDHOOD AND THEIR IMPACT ON HER ART

I LIVE A LIFE OF COLOURS- ARTIST ALINA PRODAN TALKING ABOUT COLOURS OF CHILDHOOD AND THEIR IMPACT ON HER ART 0

Dear friends,

 

Today I would like to introduce you to an astonishing artist whose work has never failed to amaze me every time I come across her amazing creations.

 

I love Alina Prodan not only for what she paints. I love her because she only speaks with her heart, and there is this humble kindness and warmth in her words that always makes me feel I'm with friends, that I'm at home. 

The most beautiful thing she said to me was: "I wish we could also publish a few words in Romanian just for my mother, so she can read about me". And so I write:

Mama, aveti o fiica minunata, cu un har ceresc, si o inima de aur. Va felicit ca ati crescut un copil atat de bun si de inzestrat si mi-ati daruit o prietena cum rar se pot intalni intr-o viata. Imbratisari cu drag. (Mother, you have a wonderful daughter, with a gift from God and a heart made of gold. I want to congratulate you for raising a child so good and talented, and for giving me the rare opportunity to make such a great friend in my lifetime)

I hope you enjoy the story Alina wanted to talk about: the colours of her childhood and how they reflect in her art.

Yours, Christine Onward

 

 I LIVE A LIFE OF COLOURS - ALINA PRODAN TALKING ABOUT COLOURS OF CHILDHOOD AND THEIR IMPACT ON HER ART

 

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Wonderful artworks by Alina Prodan | Facebook | Instagram |
I spent my childhood in a little village nearby the Carpathian Mountains in Romania. It was as beautiful as one can only imagine: little houses spreading along narrow roads, trees in every yard, forests nearby us, and the fields, green and yellow, vast and beautiful, as far as the eyes could see.

 

Each season in the village had its own unique glory, its own colours, smells and emotions attached; but it is the autumn colours that I carry with me all the time, their spectacular brightness and the multitude of colours everywhere around us.

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Dot art by artist Alina Prodan | Facebook | Instagram |

 

My village colours had an enormous impact on who I grew up to be. Even now, the colours I choose for my mandalas come from those beautiful memories of autumn falling on us, the fields, the forests, the sky, or the clouds above us.

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Exquisite mandala collection by artist Alina Prodan | Facebook | Instagram |

 

I’ve been painting since I was born. Most of my painting happened in my mind though, because I never had the courage to actually do it. I did enjoy watching art, visit museums, art galleries. That was all the art I would dare to involve myself into…

All these until 2 years ago when I took up painting mandalas on rocks and canvas.

 

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Exquisite mandala collection by artist Alina Prodan | Facebook | Instagram |

 

For the last two years I have been painting mostly at night and during the weekends when I’m free from work. I love listening to music before and during painting. I like listening to Debussy – Arabesque and light incenses as part of my painting therapy. They help me calm down the noise of my thoughts and breathe again.

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What astonishes me the most is how a colour can have such a powerful impact on us.

When I paint, my colour choices are influenced by my general mood to a great extent. I also consider the combinations of colours that are pleasing to the eye. The details of my designs are very elaborate, therefore every little line, every dot I lay has to be perfect. And all these because the energies I gather within my work have to spread charm, harmony and beauty to each and every one of you.

 mandala collection art deco home decor Alina Prodan blog Christine Onward Australia

The stories are endless when it comes to colours and my art of cirlcles and dots. But I could sum them up in just these words: I LIVE A LIFE OF COLOURS. And you?

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Toby, recently taking up painting, mostly on the indoor walls
WEDNESDAY SNAPSHOT - Rock Artist Putut Agus - Originality and Thrill

WEDNESDAY SNAPSHOT - Rock Artist Putut Agus - Originality and Thrill 18

 

An Indonesian Journey with Putut Agus

 

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Recent rock creation by artist Putut Agus | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest |

 

To celebrate an artist who made a significant contribution to the expression of art in RockStreet Collective, I chose to present to you today a snapshot of the spectacular work of Indonesian artist Putut Agus.

In search for words to celebrate his creations I first came with ORIGINALITY.

Originality is the quality of art we always aim at. For most of us finding an original pathway to express ourselves as rock artists can become a real struggle, sometimes a dream impossible to achieve. But some artists are born with the gift of originality. They have it within themselves and makes their art even more extraordinary.

Here is how I would summarise Putut’s art in just a few words:

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REMARKABLY ORIGINAL

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Remarkably original rock creations by artist Putut Agus | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest |

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INVENTIVE

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Unique rock creations by Indonesian artist Putut Agus | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest |

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EMOTIONALLY THRILLING 

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Painted rocks by artist Putut Agus | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest |

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INSPIRING

Inpiring rock art original sculpture painting Putut Agus artist Indonesia Christine Onward blog australia rock street
 
Painted rocks mixed media by artist Putut Agus | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest |

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INSPIRATIONAL

Inspirational rock art original sculpture painting Putut Agus artist Indonesia Christine Onward blog australia rock street
Inspirational rock art by artist Putut Agus | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest |

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This is an article written by Christine Onward with the consent of the artist. *Each Wednesday an artist and their works of art will be selected and presented to you in a few lines and images. If you want to be the next artist featured on our blog, please drop a message on rock_street@yahoo.com.

You can discover and enjoy more art on rocks on our Facebook group, RockStreet Collective.
More painted rocks for sale are HERE