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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
WEDNESDAY SNAPSHOT - DANIJELA MILOSEVIC - Rocks with a Magical Touch

WEDNESDAY SNAPSHOT - DANIJELA MILOSEVIC - Rocks with a Magical Touch 2

Art of Legends and Mediterranean Blues

-Welcome to Greece-

                                        

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Breathtaking hues of blue and wonderful designs: painted rocks by Danijela Milosevic | Facebook | Instagram |

 

This week I would like to celebrate an outstanding artist and wonderful friend from Greece, Danijela Milosevic. As most of us would agree, since the launching of our group, RockStreet Collective, Danijela has never ceased to share quality art, joy, beautiful colours, and lots of encouragements to all our artists. 


This is why, a peek into Danijela's out-of-the-ordinary magical works is not only long needed, but also greatly welcomed.

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Unique painted rock by Danijela Milosevic | Facebook | Instagram |

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MAGICAL

So many words came to mind to describe Danijela's works of art, but the one word I wanted to use the most was MAGICAL. 

Watching her rocks is like walking into a realm of legend and fantastic dreams. Mystical dragons, most beloved by Danijela, lure you into stories of childhood as noone in our rock art world. It's a never ending wish to see more, to dream more, and to smile even more.

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From the Lands of magic: painted rocks by Danijela Milosevic | Facebook | Instagram |

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TOUCHING

And if you think there could be nothing better than the legendary dragons of Danijela's magical world of rocks, here is more!

Danijela can lure you into yet another magical world of little stone houses with the most intricate details, cheerful colours, and a happy feel.

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Painted rocks by Danijela Milosevic | Facebook | Instagram |

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A FEEL OF BLUE

You can dive deep in Danijela's hues of blue. It is as if the whole Greece and all the waves of the Mediterranean sea have collapsed into Danijela's rock designs. When surrounded by them, some colors can become an endless source of energy; and this is what Danijela's rocks are: endless sources of optimism and positive energy.

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With a touch of Mediterranean blue: painted rocks by Danijela Milosevic | Facebook | Instagram |

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ADORABLE COLLECTIBLES

Flipping through the photos I have saved for this article, I found myself thinking of the little child who gets to meet Danijela's work. How many of these would they (and us!) want to collect? How many moments of inspiration and story telling would they gain just by holding such beautiful rocks? 

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Unique painted rocks, art collectibles by Danijela Milosevic | Facebook | Instagram |

 

This is what makes our art stand out from the other's: with our paintings we offer moments of joy and inspiration to all who touch our rocks. I keep the hope to own one of Danijela's rocks some day, until then I remain with my honest admiration.

 

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Unique painted rocks by Danijela Milosevic | Facebook | Instagram |

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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

 

WEDNESDAY SNAPSHOT - Rock Artist Putut Agus - Originality and Thrill

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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

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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
<Why It Matters> - Artist Misty Day Talking about Her Humanitarian Visit to Honduras and How Painted Rocks Made the Difference

<Why It Matters> - Artist Misty Day Talking about Her Humanitarian Visit to Honduras and How Painted Rocks Made the Difference 3

Hello to you all and welcome to our weekly Rock Street blog, featuring the work and lives of rock artists from all over the world!
 

Today I am happy to share with you an exclusive interview with artist Misty Day from Ohio, USA! Recently Misty Day had the amazing opportunity of travelling to Central America on a humanitarian mission she would never forget. How her marvelous artistic skills and beautiful rocks fitted in the event is for you to find out next.

Warm regards and days with hope and inspiration,

 

Christine Onward

 

WHY IT MATTERS - Exclusive interview with artist Misty Day talking about her humanitarian visit to Honduras and how rock painting contributed to the event

 

 "I’ll never take my life for granted after this trip and I wake up every morning knowing how truly blessed I am", Misty Day 

 

Could you begin by telling us what was "Mission Honduras" about, how long did it last, and what was its main purpose?

There is a wonderful charity called One Child Matters that helps people sponsor children all over the world.  These children live in economically challenged areas and sponsorship grants them free medical care, meals, education, and much more.  This 7 day trip to Honduras was organized by One Child Matters so that people who sponsor children, can actually go meet them.  I have been sponsoring a little girl, Daniela, in Honduras for almost two years now and I was thrilled with the idea of meeting her and her family!

 

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Mission Honduras: Misty Day and Daniela meeting for the first time

 

Could you tell us a few words about the places you visited in Honduras. What were the most impressive things you saw?

Since this trip was geared towards working with the sponsored children and their families, we spent most of our time in the capital city, Tegucigalpa.

 

Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras photo misty day

Photo by Misty Day: Glorious view over Tegucigalpa

 

Except for Tegucigalpa, we didn’t travel to many additional places. We did visit several families and the beauty of their neighborhoods was really inspiring to an artist like myself.  The last day we were there, we saw a couple of cathedrals and a very creative arts display in the center of the capital.  I took so many pictures while I was there because the colors and textures were amazing!

 

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 Photos by Misty Day: Sightseeing in beautiful Tegucigalpa

 

What were your main concerns and expectations before embarking on this journey? Did the Honduras experience end up being as you had imagined it to be?

I have traveled a lot, but this was my first Mission trip to Central America.  I was worried about the dangers of the area and the possibility of getting sick while there.  We were strictly advised to stay with our guides at all times and to NEVER drink the water.  There was one evening when protesters set up blockades all over the city and we were trapped on our bus for over 3 hours!  Despite that, I still have only wonderful memories of my trip and can’t wait to go back.

 

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Rock by Misty Day painted in the Amante style offered to the Pastor of the Tegucigalpa centre
 

How did your wonderfully painted rocks fit into this event? Did you take any rocks with you? Also please tell us about the rock painting classes you had there! 

Well, I only started painting rocks about a year ago and that was about the same time I had decided to go on this trip.  It had never occurred to me that the rocks could be a great way to raise the money, but a co-worker asked if he could have one of my rocks if he donated to my trip.  I’m glad he asked because I started posting my rocks on Facebook and requests flooded in

 

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Collage of some of the most amazing rocks painted by Misty Day | Facebook | Instagram |

 

Selling my rocks helped me pay for the entire trip.  And as the trip got closer I decided I would paint a special name rock for each child.  When one of the trip organizers found out how much money I had raised and about the rocks I was taking as gifts, they asked if I would be interested in teaching a rock painting class while I was there.  She thought that could be a fun activity and possible a creative money making skill for the people there.

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Misty Day during her rock painting classes in Tegucigalpa

 

I know it's difficult to decide, but could you describe what were the most amazing moments you experienced in Honduras? Were there any people who impressed you the most? Was there a moment you felt you would never forget?

That is a difficult question indeed because each day was amazing in its own way.  One moment that stands out was shortly after my second rock painting class.  One of the mothers came up to me and she was so excited to show me the rocks she had painted.  They were so good!  This was the first time in her life that she had been given the opportunity to paint and she told me (through an interpreter) that she was going to keep painting and hopefully earn money for her family.  I still tear up thinking about that moment because my simple hobby of rock painting brought her joy and could possibly help her earn an income in the future.

 

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One of Misty Day's students committed to continuing to develop her newly-learned painting skills

Among all the lessons you learnt during this journey, is there one that you would like to share with us?

When people asked me about my trip, I’ve been telling them it gave me two important things: purpose and perspective.  I’ve always enjoyed painting on rocks and teaching classes, but seeing how art could impact on the lives of these people has made me determined to continue in this mission.  Leslie, the directory of the center told me that it was so difficult to bring art to their area because no one had any extra money or time for those kinds of things.  She cried as she thanked me for bringing art and the story of Kindness Rocks to their community.  And due to the large donation of a local art gallery, I was able to tell her that all the supplies we used for the class were being left for them and their community so they can paint whenever they liked!

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Photo by Misty Day: fantastic rocks painted during classes held in Tegucigalpa 

 

It’s also very humbling to give a child a simple thing like a rock with their name on it and watch them begin to cry.  It reminds you of how little so many people have and how important it is to make everyone feel special

I’ll never take my life for granted after this trip and I wake up every morning knowing how truly blessed I am. 

names painted rocks donated by Misty Day

Some of the many painted rocks offered by Misty Day to the sponsored children of the Honduras Mission