ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

When Stones Turn Into Adorable Arts

Updated on December 2, 2012

The Cute and Adorable Stone Arts

Have you ever think about how a stone can become a nice art that everybody likes? We see stone everywhere around us and not many of us really know how to convert this normal and unnoticeable stone into adorable and like-able collectible fine arts.

There is one person - Henry Lee from Taiwan have created this unique painted stone where he draws adorable animals and gives them mouths, ears, fluffy tail and crystal clear eyes, and brings out the life of the natural work of art. The unique hand painted art stone was created accidentally in year 2000 as Henry trying to make a sincere gift to his friend from Russia.

This had inspired the born of a brand - Henry Cats & Friends. They produce hand-painted Artstone Cats (Henry Cats). Inspired by the love for nature, Henry created his artwork with the closest human's friend -the friendly animals as his main art character.

Stones - The Unremarkable Natural Creation

Stones art
Stones art

Stone is something very normal and abundant in the world. You can easily found stones around you, and you can find them in round or oval shaped especially those have been washed and polished by water over a few hundreds or even thousands of years. Who will ever thought that these unremarkable stones can now be converted into something adorable and collectible?

Henry Cats and Friends
Henry Cats and Friends

The Brand

Henry Cats & Friends

Henry Cats & Friends (HCF) is a brand infusing art and love into life. With a variety of kaleidoscopic and vivid artworks, all the products are designed as to uncover the meaningful little story behind the artist's beautiful mind.

The Henry Cats & Friends product lines expanded from Collectible Artstone to Home & Daily Use, Stationery and Fashionable Personal Accessories. They focus on creating friendly, delightful, and serendipitous gifts for everyone.

ArtStone - Bella

Henry Cats and Friends - ArtStones - Bella
Henry Cats and Friends - ArtStones - Bella

Every artstone that Henry makes have their own unique character.

Bella is a domestic short hair kitty, She having a gracious heart and a charming smile, Bella always makes everyone around her feel warm and safe. She i a lady of versatility, her creativity and talent are exceptionally shown when it comes to cooking.

ArtStone - Cherry

Henry Cats and Friends - ArtStones - Cherry
Henry Cats and Friends - ArtStones - Cherry

Cherry is also a domestic short hair kitty, She loves to snuggle around you all day, but on occasions she does become capricious. Once you get to know this imaginative dreamer, you will easily fall in love with her fantasy world.

ArtStone - Migo

Henry Cats and Friends - ArtStones - Migo
Henry Cats and Friends - ArtStones - Migo

Migo is also a domestic short hair kitty, He is an agile and vigorous little fellow. He digs outdoor activities and especially like to explore new stuff.

ArtStone - Flower

Henry Cats and Friends - Artstones - Flower
Henry Cats and Friends - Artstones - Flower

Another domestic short hair kitty- Flower is very sentimental but often incapable of expressing her own emotion. She appears to be shy and easygoing, yet she is actually quite stubborn and strong minded.

Artstone - Olivia

Henry Cats and friends - Artstones - Olivia
Henry Cats and friends - Artstones - Olivia

Olivia is a Chinchilla where she have got a puffy hair. Olivia is a lover of freedom. She is fond of creative thinking and is bright and considerate. In her pure white coat, Olivia possesses a kind of elegant and noble nature.

Artstone - Melody

Henry Cats and Friends - Artstones - Melody
Henry Cats and Friends - Artstones - Melody

Another domestic short hair kitty, Melody has an innate talent in appreciating music. Oftentimes, she enjoys the beauty of music with eyes closed, and will only open up her eyes when delicious food approach.

Porcelain Magnet - Cody Mountain Bernese

Henry Cats And Friends Cody Mountain Bernese Puppy Dog Shaped Porcelain Magnet
Henry Cats And Friends Cody Mountain Bernese Puppy Dog Shaped Porcelain Magnet

This is porcelain magnet make in oval-shaped featuring Henry Dog called Cody Mountain Bernese. It is made of fine porcelain fired in high temperature with quality decal application, this adorable porcelain magnet is both functional and collectible.

Specification : W5.2 x H3.6 x D0.8cm

 

Artstone - Coco

Henry Cats and Friends - Artstone - Coco
Henry Cats and Friends - Artstone - Coco

Coco- A long haired Dachshund. She is an endearing lady with a naïve romantic disposition. Her bright warm personality is a delight to all around her, yet her head is often full of whimsical ideas.

Artstone - Denny

Henry Cats and Friends - Artstones - Denny
Henry Cats and Friends - Artstones - Denny

Denny is a Golden Retriever, he has an innocent and pure heart. He is always full of passion and gets along amicably with everyone. He does everything with earnest and zealous responsibility.

Artstone - Dora

Henry Cats and Friends - Artstone - Dora
Henry Cats and Friends - Artstone - Dora

Dora, a Yorkshire Terrier. Her adorable smile and warm personality have won her many friends at the beach resort where she is manager. She also likes to keep in shape and is a pro at spinning.

Artstone - Mimi

Henry Cats and Friends - Artstone - Mimi
Henry Cats and Friends - Artstone - Mimi

Mimi is a Toy Poodle. She is intelligent and considerate. Mimi always carefully watches what others are doing and saying. She likes to dress herself up with her artistic creativity and imagination.

Artstone - Robbie

Henry Cats and Friends - Artstones - Robbie
Henry Cats and Friends - Artstones - Robbie

Robbie is a Holland Lop. He loves to dress up his friends. He is enthusiastic in running errands for friends and cannot help jumping around all the time. But he is often distracted and forgetful.

Artstone - Ruby

Henry Cats and Friends - Artstones - Ruby
Henry Cats and Friends - Artstones - Ruby

Ruby is a Netherland Dwarf. She lives in Canada. In the summertime, she goes to Henry Town to learn Chinese and stays with her cousin Robbie. Ruby is very personable and a great storyteller. Her favorite pastime is going to Cherry Lake Elementary School to tell stories to the children there.

Time to vote for your favorite adorable artstones

Henry Cats and Friends
Henry Cats and Friends

Which artstone character do you like the most?

See results

This lens has been blessed - by these SquidAngels!

Squid Angel blessing
Squid Angel blessing

Porcelain Magnet - Princess

Henry Cats And Friends Princess Puppy Dog Shaped Porcelain Magnet
Henry Cats And Friends Princess Puppy Dog Shaped Porcelain Magnet

This is a high quality porcelain magnet make in oval-shaped featuring Henry Dog called Princess. It is made of fine porcelain fired in high temperature with quality decal application, this adorable porcelain magnet is both functional and collectible.

Specification: W5.2 x H3.6 x D0.8cm

 

I like you comment

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      belinhafernandes 4 years ago

      Beautiful, beautiful lens! How precious those little stones are!

    • MBurgess profile image

      Maria Burgess 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      These are all beautiful! I wouldn't put them in the yard, they would have to be safely displayed somewhere in the house! =) Nice Lens!!!

    • Rangoon House profile image

      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      These are heart-melting.

    • intermarks profile image
      Author

      intermarks 5 years ago

      @Judy Filarecki: Thank you so much Judy_Filarecki.

    • Judy Filarecki profile image

      Judy Filarecki 5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      Each one is more precious than the last. It definitely brought a smile to my face and warm feeling in my heart. Thanks you for sharing them. Here is some Angel Dust for sharing such a fun subject.

    • Caromite profile image

      Caromite 5 years ago

      The stones are so cute! I love the cat Bella most :)

    • CherylsArt profile image

      Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Who can vote! They're all adorable.

    • firstcookbooklady profile image

      Char Milbrett 5 years ago from Minnesota

      my mom used to glue felt onto round rocks from Lake Superior and make turtles.

    • LynetteBell profile image

      LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Reminded me of the days when there were pet rocks:)

    • Pam Irie profile image

      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      First time I've seen artstones; they are pretty cool. :)

    • profile image

      JoshK47 5 years ago

      I've seen these before - so cute! Thanks for sharing! Blessed by a SquidAngel! :)

    • PromptWriter profile image

      Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I have never seen these artstones before, soooo cute. It was a tie between Bella, Dora and Robbie for me. :D

    • profile image

      cmadden 5 years ago

      Adorable! I love them all.

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love them ALL!

    • TreasuresBrenda profile image

      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      Nice artwork. Thanks for the introduction.

    • firstcookbooklady profile image

      Char Milbrett 5 years ago from Minnesota

      oh, I am so inspired by this lens!!!!! You will have to see the rope braiding machine picture I found. I posted a pic of it to my rope machine lens. :) - thanks for visiting my lens!

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have never seen these, they are lovely :)

    • EdTecher profile image

      Heidi Reina 5 years ago from USA

      I've seen of few of these beautifully painted animal rocks. Fantastic creativity.

    • accfuller profile image

      accfuller 5 years ago

      What a unique idea!

    • ItayaLightbourne profile image

      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Wonderful artwork! :)

    • Aquavel profile image

      Aquavel 5 years ago

      These are very beautiful. I've seen cat and dog images painted on large stones before (in Carmel, California) but they weren't as lovely as these. The artist, Henry Lee, adds a softness which is truly amazing. Ruby Artstone looks soft, comfortable and alive on her blanket.

    • Lee Hansen profile image

      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      Lovely art stones - the animal portraits are so precious.

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      very cute lens.... thanks

    • kathysart profile image

      kathysart 5 years ago

      Ohh this is so so CUTE.. I love these little kitties, they are just darling. Angel blessed!

    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Wow! Really beautiful! I would love to have several :)

    • profile image

      DebMartin 5 years ago

      These are beautiful. Such talent.

    • LouisaDembul profile image

      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      this animal artwork is fantastic, I just love them!

    • profile image

      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Amazingly adorable ... I can see why it is not hard to love this animal art.

    • delia-delia profile image

      Delia 5 years ago

      Lovely lens and beautifully painted Stones! Thanks for sharing! I as well paint stones/rocks (I also made a lens on my painted rocks)

    • flicker lm profile image

      flicker lm 5 years ago

      Beautiful images! Thanks for introducing me to Henry Cats & Friends.

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      What very sweet are done by Henry Lee, he is a master of showing adorable perfection on a rock!

    • profile image

      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens! Thank you for posting thumbs up

    • Lou165 profile image

      Lou165 5 years ago from Australia

      How gorgeous, I'd never heard of Henry Cats and Friends before.

    • Phillyfreeze profile image

      Ronald Tucker 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      This lens captures the inate beauty that natural stones has when in the hands of talented artists. Visually captivating and a wonderful way of seeing the earth-friendly use of stones that have found an additional display of their natural beauty when painted. Most adorable artwork indeed.

    • fugeecat lm profile image

      fugeecat lm 5 years ago

      These are so adorable!

    • intermarks profile image
      Author

      intermarks 5 years ago

      @Rock Artist: I've been to your hand painted rocks lens before, I like it so much!

    • Rock Artist profile image

      Rock Artist 5 years ago

      Stunning artwork, thanks for a great lens! I paint rocks too if you want to take a peek

      https://hubpages.com/art/hand-painted-rocks

    • WildFacesGallery profile image

      Mona 5 years ago from Iowa

      These are so charming. Thanks for sharing what amazing talent can be done on rocks.

    • intermarks profile image
      Author

      intermarks 5 years ago

      @Charlino99: Thank you so much for the complement! I really like these kind where the artist can transform a normal and dull stone into something adorable and collectible.

    • Charlino99 profile image

      Tonie Cook 5 years ago from USA

      Beautiful artist tribute, and wonderful display of the artist's works. Real Art Rocks!!!