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Glimpse into a life of art and self-challenge, artist Pamela Campbell talking about how yoga and rock painting became part of her life

Glimpse into a life of art and self-challenge, artist Pamela Campbell talking about how yoga and rock painting became part of her life 0

“I feel that I need both painting and yoga to become better “
Interview with artist Tünde Fodor, winner of the BLUE Rock Event and ROCK STREET ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Interview with artist Tünde Fodor, winner of the BLUE Rock Event and ROCK STREET ARTIST OF THE MONTH 3

Hello again my rock-art fellow artists,

The BLUE Rock Event has now ended and, I must say, it was an unexpected success! I am still in awe at how much your imagination, hard work and passion have added to the world of painted rocks! A big thank you to all artists of the RockStreet Collective platform for sharing your blue painted rocks with us, thank you for your encouragements and support for each other during this event, and for making the world a better place. You rock!

Also big round of applause for amazing artist Tünde Fodor whose wonderful rock won the popularity prize on Instagram! I am sure you will be charmed by her innocence, ingenuity and fantastic talent.

 
       INTERVIEW WITH TUNDE FODOR, OUR ROCK STREET ARTIST OF THE MONTH

" I want my rocks to give people smiles and make them feel special"

 

peacock painted rock artist of the month Tunde Fodor

 BLUE Rock Event winning creation by artist Tünde Fodor | Facebook | Instagram

 

Christine: First of all, congratulations for your amazing success on Instagram! So many beautiful rocks were featured on the RockStreet page but you were the most popular contender! Tell me how did you grow into creating such beautiful works of art?

Tünde: I've only started painting about one year ago. I never thought I would become a rock painter, although I did love drawing art in school and also painted on pebbles like any other kid. But at some point I had the chance to do a painting in oil at my mother-in-law's. I still remember what a calm, fulfilling moment it was... and this is when I fell in love with creating art!

Since that day, I never stopped painting. I started collecting rocks from the nearest lake. I was focusing more on shapes, regardless the rough surface of the rock. And kept on trying until it felt right.

 

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Painted rocks by artist Tünde Fodor | Facebook | Instagram

 

Christine: What does painting on rocks mean to you?

Tünde: Painting on rocks is like a new love. I've always loved the colours of nature, the colours of the seasons, the colours of my clothes, make up, even the colours I associate with my moods. The colours I use in my paintings are just a new source of excitement in life. That's why I continue painting.

 

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Amazing colours and designs on rocks by artist Tünde Fodor | Facebook | Instagram

 

Christine: What are the things you mostly like painting on rocks?

Tünde: Well...this is a never ending story for me. I never get bored of the things that I paint and I'm always full of fresh new ideas! I have so many things in mind that I would like to paint, so many media I would like to try working with, so many materials to use. Since I'm only new in rock painting, I feel it's never enough and there are still so many things I need to try and learn! Of all these, one thing I know for sure: I want to keep on painting, I want to make more time for my rock passion and see myself in ten years still doing this with the same pleasure I'm doing it now.

 

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Painted rocks by artist Tünde Fodor | Facebook | Instagram

 

Christine: What is your biggest dream when it comes to rock painting?

Tünde: First of all, I want to see people satisfied with what I create. I want my rocks to give them smiles and make them feel special. Then I dream of selling my rocks at markets and one day who knows?, maybe have an exhibition of my own painted rocks!

 painted rock golden Buddha art by Tunde Fodor at Rock Street Collective

 
Stunning art on rock by artist Tünde Fodor | Facebook | Instagram

 

I will end the interview here by thanking Tunde and all other artists for their contribution to the BLUE Rock Event in RockStreet Collective.

Next month's event will be dedicated to rock animals. If you think your rocks deserve to shine among other artists' works, do give them a chance to be featured on all our accounts including Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and this website. 

You are all invited to have a look at last month's winning artist, Lidia Zingerle. Her interview and amazing rocks are Here.

If you are interested in viewing our rocks for sale or purchasing one, have a look at our most recent collections Here

Interested in selling your painted rock artworks on this website? Contact me at: rock_street@yahoo.com and I am happy to explain to you how it works.

Choose a venue that relates to your own kind of art!

Showcase of the most beautiful rocks painted by artist Lidia Zingerle, winner of the RED WEEK event in RockStreet Collective

Showcase of the most beautiful rocks painted by artist Lidia Zingerle, winner of the RED WEEK event in RockStreet Collective 4

Dear all,

As you undoubtedly remember, few weeks ago our RockStreet Collective group of rock artists honoured the beauty of using the colour red in our stone paintings.

Astonishing patterns, intricate shapes, hidden symbols, love and thrill, they were all captured in the most fascinating painted rocks there are. Here is one of my most recent articles capturing some of the most beautiful red rocks posted in RockStreet Collective. 

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Red rocks of RockStreet Collective celebrated Here. (photo collage by artist Lysa Mignot)

 

Each participating artist had the chance to be featured on Instagram every day for an entire week. At the end of the week, the most successful artists of the RED WEEK event on Facebook and Instagram were Lysa Mignot from France and Lidia Zingerle from Italy.

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Winning rocks of the RED WEEK event painted by artists Lysa Mignot and Lidia Zingerle

In honour of such event, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you today one of the winning artists, Lidia Zingerle, and some of her amazing creations on rock.

Rock painter Lidia Zingerle from Italy

Rock artist Lidia Zingerle, at Steinmalerei Lidia Zingerle

 

"Hello everybody! My Name is Lidia Zingerle, and I am from South Tyrol in Northern Italy.

10 years ago I started painting rocks, and now it has become my every day passion!!"    

  

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Colourful painted rocks by artist Lidia Zingerle

 

"I take all of my rocks from the rivers of the region I live in. I love the nature and because of this, I also use natural decorations such as old wood pieces to complete my artworks.To paint my rocks, I only use acrylic paint but no clear coating."

 

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Stunning rock art by artist Lidia Zingerle

"My biggest motivation to continue painting on rocks is the smile on people's faces when they appreciate my work. 

I usually sell my rocks at creative-expos in South Tyrol, but I also ship them worldwide."

 

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Inquiries about acquiring art by Lidia Zingerle Here

 

"Since I joined RockStreet Collective, I have become even more inspired. I enjoy watching other artists' creations, their different styles and cultural influences from all over the world.

If you want to see more of my rocks, please visit my Facebook page Steinmalerei Lidia Zingerle and Instagram @steinmalerei. Thank you."

 

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Colourful painted rocks by artist Lidia Zingerle

 

**To all RockStreet Collective friends, I would like to thank you again for taking part in our RED WEEK event. You are amazing! Beginnig with 29th of June, I will launch a new event of colours and joy on rocks. Stay tuned!**

WHY NOT USE A LITTLE RED?

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Christine Onward talking about the symbolism of red and its use in creating art on rocks 

Red appears to be the colour that artists have been using the most in their art works. It is suggested that the value of a piece of art will increase dramatically just by using red in its composition. Recent studies also suggest that at least 77% of the art works in history have used predominantly the red colour.

But why is red so highly appraised in the world of art? And how is this preference for red reflected in the art rock painting?

Here are a few of the most significant explanations I found when it comes to using red in rock painting. To exemplify I used a number of rocks by the artists of RockStreet Collective, recently  posted in the group.

poppies painted rocks artists of RockStreet Collective

Photo collage by artist | Lysa Mignot |  of RockStreet Collective (artists tagged in group cover photo)

Probably the most common suggestion for the use of red in art is love. Being such an intense, “hot” color, artists have used red to convey emotions such as passion, happiness, or intense love.

But how do you represent love on a painted rock?

You may use the symbol of love heart

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Red painted rocks with love hears by | Karin Getaz | Kathy McLoughlin | Christine Onward 

 

Flowers painted on rocks in red may also elicit feelings of love: 

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Rocks by | Angel Martinez Garcia | Lysa Mignot | Pamela Campbell |

 

Red is believed to make you happy

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Happy painted rocks by | Gaby Avila | Dawn Harper  | Kim Koch |

 

Red is such a powerful eye-catching colour that can make us quickly attracted to what we see. This is probably why, for outstanding designs, artists are prone to using red more than any other colours of the spectrum.

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Rocks interior decorations by | Angel Martinez Garcia | Lysa Mignot | Christine Onward |

 

Red is used to reflect beauty in nature , as seen in the feathers of these fascinating birds:

  flamingo red bird painted rock rockstreet collective  peacock painted rock paperweight red poppies interior decoration   red bird garden decoration parrot chinese artist

Red and birds, painted rocks by | Tanya Nikolaevskaya | Christine Onward | 陳 泳澖 |

 

Red is also suggested to enhance strength, confidence and optimism. Here are some outstanding decorations using different hues of red:

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Painted rocks by | Henriett Jäckl Pauline Parker Karin Getaz |

 

And some more red? How about romantic landscapes with a red sky at dawn?

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Painted rock by | Christine Onward |

I will conclude here, although the story could continue with no end. Red painted rocks can make for a wonderful piece of decoration. Being a powerful colour which triggers intense emotions such as love, passion, happiness, the colour that attracts attention and makes every piece of art more desirable. There is no reason why you shouldn't try it for yourself.

***If you think your red work of art stands out from the crowd, feel free to post your rock in RockStreet Collective.  We celebrate RED week on our Instagram account starting from 4th to 10th of June.  There will be two artist winners every day!! Winning rocks will be featured on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and website. Looking forward to meeting you too.

More RED rocks for sale Here.

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 Painted rock by | Sara Stich |
 

 

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"We Are Here for One Another" - Artist Bethany Kirwen Talking about Her Lifelong Passion for Rocks and Spreading Kindness

"We Are Here for One Another" - Artist Bethany Kirwen Talking about Her Lifelong Passion for Rocks and Spreading Kindness 6

When the world’s divisive dialogue and tragic events would wound my heart and evaporate my half-full optimistic glass, rock painting was my only therapeutic joy”, Bethany Kirwen.

 

Dear rock painting enthusiasts and lovers of art,

Today I have the great pleasure of presenting to you the fascinating story of a lifelong journey of kindness and passion for art. I invite you to read the story of wonderful artist: Bethany Kirwen of Wisconsin, USA and her most recent plan of creating a 365 collection of “Daily Happy Rocks” with which to put together a calendar of painted rocks.

Bethany’s love for rocks started, as she beautifully writes to me, with “a simple gesture of kindness - a smile”. The passion followed her all through her life, as since that day she continued to paint smiley faces, lady bugs, or turtles just to elicit smiles from loved ones. Such joyous, simple pursuits even sparked the little girl’s and her sister’s imagination to start their own business right from their Lake Huron “little red wagon”.

 

First rocks painted by USA artist Bethany Kirwen, smiley faces for children

Bethany's memorable "smiley rocks" which started it all

 

Twenty-five years later Bethany found herself gifting elementary school students and teachers with little smiley rocks she called "Happy Rocks", When introduced to classes, the Happy Rocks were accompanied with a poem Bethany wrote to encourage kindness and share smiles to the world.

The story of the Happy Rocks continued for nearly 25 years, when thousands of painted stone gifts, painted brightly, traveled the world to lift spirits, to encourage appreciation, or grow strength. How many stories must those rocks have written! As Bethany describes:

Most of my rocks have found their own adventures. They traveled the world, were placed in the hands of the homeless, comforted hospital patients, reminded tired workers how important they were, and casually left for a surprise.”

 

Showcase painted rocks by artist Bethany Kirwen

Painted rocks by artist Bethany Kirwen | Facebook | Website |

 

For Bethany rocks are a “Nature’s gift”,“they symbolise strength, endurance, and resilience”. When in late 2016 Bethany found herself without her gallery representation of pastels and acrylics, she decided to return to her lifetime love for rocks. She picked the strength and endurance and resilience of the rocks she surrounds herself with and started again with a new plan: to give people an inspiring, thought-provoking message each day.

I began to explore the power of words in a new, exciting way”, she explains.

And so the Daily Happy Rock calendar journey began.

As a crusader for good, this was/is one small way I can promote hope, kindness, compassion, love, encouragement, inspiration, and it feels purposeful. I was Divinely moved toward the creation of a perpetual, daily, desktop calendar. I spent six months of sourcing, designing, and creatively photographing over 400 rocks with thoughtful inspirations.”

 

Work on the calendar of painted rocks by Bethany Kirwen

First steps in the work of Bethany's calendar of painted rocks | Facebook | Website |

 

Photographing the rocks became artful and memorable to me, especially when placing the rocks in the natural landscapes of our yard, our children’s school playgrounds, the church labyrinth, the beach, and other favorite places.”

 

Faith, golden retriever joining Bethany Kirwen on her rock hunting trips

Faith, happy to join in Bethany's rock hunting trips

 

Soon however, what was once such a fun and relaxing activity began to fade into disappointment, and frustration, due to a significant health scare in the fall of 2017. My goal to have a published calendar in the hands of others became impossible and my dream had to be put on hold.

After a short period of internal pouting, I asked myself, “What is the gift? What is the lesson?” The thought of my 10 month project being unfinished  left me deeply discouraged with a sense of grief.

But, isn’t life like that? We make plans and sometimes things just don’t turn out like we thought they would. What I did not expect was that the gift of grief brought a lesson of gratitude in countless ways.”

 

Celebrate milestones painted rock by Bethany Kirwen USA

Painted rocks by artist Bethany Kirwen | Facebook | Website |

 

With these amazing teachings and short glimpse into the life of a person who has dedicated her entire life to sharing kindness and positivism into the world, I would like to end up by asking you to send Bethany your words of support and empowerment.

Bethany, you are such a beautiful, positive and extraordinary person. I look forward to having the calendar in my hands whenever its time may come.

Note: The calendar is being published by Daily Happy Rocks and is to be released soon.

Until then, I’ll keep on reciting your words:

As rock artists, we share love and encouragements to inspire one another and create joyful smiles around the globe. Truly, we are making a difference. And isn’t THAT what life is all about? To walk each other through this journey of life in kindness, love, and encouragement.”

 

Painting by artist Bethany Kirwen

Acrylic painting, private gallery of artist Bethany Kirwen | Facebook | Website |