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One of a Kind Painted Rocks

Updated on February 3, 2016
copyright (c) Delia Pacheco
copyright (c) Delia Pacheco

Creations by Delia...

I enjoy painting on small things, like Rocks....and again One of a Kind Painted items.

If you've been to my one of a kind painted Easter Eggs page, you would see that I enjoy painting small...when I'm not painting small, then I am painting large murals, up to 20' x 16'.

Yep, call me crazy!

The rocks have been a fun thing to do, making a great gift item, although not worth what you get paid for the time spent in painting them.

Some rocks have been up to 12" however I find the challenge to be rewarding on a smaller object, the smallest being barely a 1" pebble.

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Small Rocks

Itsy-Bitsy rocks, less then 2 inches copyright (C) Delia Pacheco
Itsy-Bitsy rocks, less then 2 inches copyright (C) Delia Pacheco

Small pet rocks popular this year, these rocks can be carried in your purse or pocket. I have done over 100 of these tiny rocks, they are actually harder to paint then the larger ones.


Paintings of animals and pets on 1" - 2" rocks

1" - 2"
1" - 2"

I started painting rocks many years ago when Lin Wellford's wrote a book on it. Looking at rocks and their shapes, incorporating a painted animal to match, there wasn't a place I went to that I didn't bring a rock home, from Germany, Austria and every state I have visited, even going shopping the landscape rocks could not escape my interest.

Above are the smaller rocks approximately 1" to 2" diameter. They all have been sold, one of a kind featuring mostly animals or personal pets, even two pets on one rock.

Medium sized Rocks - about 3" to 4"

sleeping dog and cat rock
sleeping dog and cat rock

These medium sized rocks sold well at local Stores and Fairs...only problem was, they were also easily stolen off the table.

I did well on commissions of this size, they made great paper weights or for ornamental purposes.

Painting a variety of Zoo animals on Rocks - Check out this Book

Commissioned Pet Rocks

medium sized rocks pets
medium sized rocks pets
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Lizard RockFish RockFrog rock
Lizard Rock
Lizard Rock | Source
Fish Rock
Fish Rock | Source
Frog rock
Frog rock | Source

It doesn't have to be a Pet!

Lizard with color is a fun rock to have...Fish on a rock, swimming in a rock pond...Frog hopping around.

Horses on Rocks - All breeds including foals

variety of animals on rocks
variety of animals on rocks

Of course I will have horses on my rocks! After all they are the main subjects that I paint.

In this photo are a variety of sizes of rocks with different breeds of horses, including foals. I wasn't very smart about eBay at that time, after fees and shipping costs I actually lost money...but that's how you learn.

Big and heavy painted rocks...

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Here again large rocks used for door stops or decoration in a garden.

The cat rock I kept, and the dog rock sold the minute I put it on display...I had another one that was huge with a racoon on it.

Most of these rocks have been sold either through a store or on the internet. I have many of these in different parts of the world.

Too bad these rocks are so heavy for shipping, but if there is a request and the person is willing to pay, Hey I'm game!

Three dogs on one rock

three dogs painted on a rock
three dogs painted on a rock

This large rock was a gift for a friend, she had three dogs, and they are all featured here...all the dogs are gone now, but she can still enjoy them on this painted rock.

Heart shaped rock - 1- 1/4" sized rock

walking hand in hand
walking hand in hand

This particular heart shaped rock was painted for the friend above who I painted the dogs for, this one was for her mother.

My friend asked me, can you paint on this 1.25" heart shaped rock I found? I said, yes what would you like? she replied, well, can you paint my mom and dad walking hand in hand in their woods? I answered, is that all? ha ha

I can't believe that I actually did exactly what she wanted...she gave it to her mom in memory of her father that had just passed.

I also painted a lampshade for this friend, she wanted their Barn and House on it, it was also a challenge since the shade had a shape that fluted out and I had to compensate to make everything look in perspective, even the cows.

3/4" rooster rock
3/4" rooster rock

Rooster on tiny rock

Ok don't ask why... I just saw this tiny rock and had to paint something on it!

It had a good feel to it, and this is what the result was...a tiny rooster.

Of Jesus

Jesus rock
Jesus rock

A Tiny Rock

It would not be complete for me if I did not paint at least one Jesus rock...this was done for an Easter gift.

Made for ECAN Fundraiser

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ECAN.com

Pets

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My cousins Budgies on one rockCat & kittensFox & ChipmunkCat & toygrandogs Logan & Ginger
My cousins Budgies on one rock
My cousins Budgies on one rock
Cat & kittens
Cat & kittens
Fox & Chipmunk
Fox & Chipmunk
Cat & toy
Cat & toy
grandogs Logan & Ginger
grandogs Logan & Ginger

Raccoon - the largest rock I have painted 9" tall 12" long 8" wide

raccoon
raccoon

Do you have any painted rocks? - if you do...

Pit Pull Dog Rock painting
Pit Pull Dog Rock painting

what kind would that be?

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Commission of Penny...Rock size med.lrg 5.5"

Penny
Penny

Instructions on Painting Rocks

My method!

Everyone has their own unique way of creating art, so I will share some of my tricks that I use.

Some of the rocks that I like painting on are unique in shape, by that I mean I can see the actual image I want to paint with the texture of the rock.

Other rocks are more simple, they are round and smooth, so my instructions are for the round and smooth shapes..

* 1. Look for rock shapes and sizes

* 2. Clean by brushing and washing, allowing to dry thoroughly

* 3. Laying out the image with a white or dark pencil, according to the shade of the rock

* 4. Using the small detail brush for the tiniest details

* 5. I use acrylic paint, I lay down the first color either dark or light depending on the color of the rock

* 6. As the layers of colors come from either dark to light or light to dark I finish off the details

* 7. Sealing the rock with a clear varnish or spray sealant...let dry thoroughly

* 8. Then I go back and paint more finalizing details, especially the whites and highlights, seal and dry again

Remember, the smaller the rock, the harder to paint the details...this is were pricing is difficult, people think because of the small size it should be cheaper, but no one really has an idea how much time and work goes into these miniatures, especially for a commissions of likeness.

The large rocks have to have good bottoms to sit well, and not fall over. The smaller ones are easier because you have choices in shapes, and that's what's fun for me because of how I incorporate into the shape, this allows me to paint the animal with a form.

The less porous or less rough the rock the better, in other words smooth rocks are better.

Try painting your first rock with the image of a bug, like a Ladybug, and get the feel...you'll enjoy it I'm sure.

Best of Luck painting Rocks!

VHS

Paint Animals on Rocks [VHS]
Paint Animals on Rocks [VHS]

This VHS can get you started on rock painting...

 

Hand painted rock art

Tape and or books on Rock Art

Created on 03/27/2010

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      Delia 15 months ago

      Thank You for your kind words...I also enjoyed the Raccoons, especially the rock shape I used.

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      mythbuster 15 months ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      The raccoons are my favourites shown here - awesome! :) All the paintings are attractive here - I just favour the raccoons. Thanks for sharing your creations and writing about painted rocks to let others see more examples for this interesting and eye-catching hobby. I'm sure these will make excellent, unique gifts - if people decide to get into this as a hobby.

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      These are beautiful - you're incredibly talented!

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      Nithya Venkat aka Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

      Loved your painting on rocks, they are so beautiful. Excellent lens!! A treat for the eyes.

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      acreativethinker 3 years ago

      These painted rocks are so lovely and creative. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      Anthony Altorenna 3 years ago from Connecticut

      Your artistry, skill and level of detail are amazing!

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      Mommie-Moola 3 years ago

      These are awesome!

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      Amine 3 years ago from Doha, Qatar

      Great ideas for rock painting, i never get to see such fabulous collection like yours, i really would like to own a big rock painted by forrest theme or some nice flowers like tulipe or sunflower

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      susan369 3 years ago

      Wow, this is incredible! Never heard of rock painting before! I could probably only manage some blobs and call it abstract! You're so talented!

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      Diane Cass 3 years ago from New York

      I really need to pick up my paintbrushes again. I used to paint rocks all the time when I was a kid. I haven't done it in many years. I think I need to bring a little bit of whimsey back in my life. Again...thank you for another inspiring lens.

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      VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

      Wow they look really pretty!

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      PaynesGrey 3 years ago

      Fabulous! I love the Racoon too!

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      Paul Lenton 3 years ago from El Calafate, Argentina

      Simply Amazing!

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

      Oh I LOVE your raccoon! He is so cute! How much do you charge to do commissioned work?

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      Denise McGill 3 years ago from Fresno CA

      Obviously you do have rocks in your head. You also have great vision. I'm not sure I could paint small these days without a magnifying glass or two. Beautiful work!

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      Rock Artist 3 years ago

      I love your work, it's beautiful!

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      imagelist lm 3 years ago

      A really helpful lens...

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      Delia 3 years ago

      @Boyd Carter: I'm so glad you like my lens. I do hope you visit more of them, as they are a bit unusual..thanks for kind the comment!

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      Boyd Carter 3 years ago

      Delia, another lens for my granddaughter to visit. You have some of the most interesting lenses I've seen on squidoo.

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      RoSelou 3 years ago

      I love collecting rocks. I am now thinking to start painting it just like yours. You are an inspiration to me to make my collection more appealing.

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      sponias lm 3 years ago

      You are an excellent artist! Thank you for your tips!

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      Ataraxia1 3 years ago

      Your rock painting are awesome. I am sure you have heard that a million times, but they really are so beautiful.

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      SquidQueen 3 years ago

      This is truly amazing! I love how these rocks look like, besides the fact that you really have a very nice and interesting lens here... I've already shared this on my website and I wish you good luck with this! :)

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      grrbtn 3 years ago

      Your rock painting is brilliant, and I can see why smaller rock paintings would be more costly to buy, with the amount of work that goes into them.

      Thanks for sharing your passion for art with the rest of us

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      sierradawn lm 3 years ago

      Your art is amazing. The tiny work takes very good eyes and very steady hands! I loved my visit to your lens. I love pets, animals and rocks. And I love to paint. I have never thought about painting on rocks before. You have opened up a world of new possibilities for me!

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      tonyaalves3 3 years ago

      OMgosh! I have not seem nothing like this before, and I have 4 pet dogs. Very beautiful work.

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      CrazyHomemaker 3 years ago

      These are amazing! I got a little teary-eyed looking at all of the sweet little creatures you've painted. This is definitely your calling.

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      Legenden 3 years ago

      Beautiful, just great! :)

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      paynui 3 years ago

      This is brilliant and so clever. Thanks

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      Judy Filarecki 3 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      I love what you have done on all these rocks. They are all so realistic and 3 dimensional. I often thought about doing them, but felt they would be too heavy to be taking to shows

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      VspaBotanicals 3 years ago

      So very beautiful!!!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      These are so beautiful! You are very talented, very gifted.

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      DebMartin 3 years ago

      I wish I were that talented. I might be able to paint a smiley face on a rock :). I love heart-shaped rocks.

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      Your rocks are beautiful. I have one of a painted row of townhouses in Newfoundland.

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      akurtzd 3 years ago

      Nice lens, I love painted rocks. We have one with a water mill on it that sits in our sunroom.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Wow, I really admire your great ability! I paint rocks too and they are NOTHING like yours. I can paint a mean ladybug! ;o)

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      Char Milbrett 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Amazing! Very realistic... great work!

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      LorLinda 4 years ago from Denver Colorado

      That is soooo amazing that you did all these rocks yourself you are one gifted woman of God :)

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      Delia 4 years ago

      @gatecube123: thanks for commenting...but I'm sorry I don't quiet understand the last part of your comment...

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      gatecube123 4 years ago

      Delia, I think this is really innovative to have rock paintings. I too want to have one for my show piece. You are not giving it, i will some stuff on amazon

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      These are so cool!

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      oddobjective 4 years ago

      Your work is gorgeous. I have never seen rocks painted with just detailed images. Wow!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I remember painting rocks with my son but nothing this beautiful and detailed. Your painted rocks are truly amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.

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      LadyDuck 4 years ago

      Your paintings are beautiful, I love them.

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      geosum 4 years ago

      Fantastic. Love them.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing your painted rocks. I too paint rocks. I also look for the shapes in the rocks to follow and make a folk art face. What a great way to pass time.

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      pigwear 4 years ago

      Love the raccoon! Wish I had the talent to do something like this.

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      Carpenter76 4 years ago

      Wow! They are beautiful :) Very talented, I enjoyed watching them

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      Stuwaha 4 years ago

      This is something that I have to try. I've never seen painted rocks that looked so pretty. Usually they're tacky and abrasive. Thank you for sharing your method and your work! :)

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      I have to say, you are a great artist! Blessed :)

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      Elastara 4 years ago

      Unique and Cool Painted Rocks!

      Thanks for sharing with us :)

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      moneyrat 4 years ago

      These are really cool !!!

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      These are AMAZING! I used to paint rocks with my grandmother when I was growing up. She found great smooth rocks from Colorado every year that she would bring home to paint. Great memories!

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      SandraWilson LM 4 years ago

      I am amazed by these. Love the raccoon.

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      Eda Ċ kulj 4 years ago from Bosnia and Herzegvina

      These are just adorable. You are amazingly talented and you should do more of this.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I sure enjoyed looking at these amazing creations again....I don't recall the raccoon an am mesmeried!

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      These look really great. You have a great imagination and great talent.

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      anitabreeze 4 years ago

      I love this lens! I also paint on rocks and have all of those books by Lin Wellford. Nice to meet a fellow rock painter!

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      artmarks 4 years ago

      Just WOW! This is something great. You got a lot of talent and I think you should continue to do what you are doing now. Great job and I must say that those painted stones are just amazing!

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      hungry-deer 4 years ago

      Hello, I must say God did gift you very much, it is such a talent and what and amazing idea! My family loves stones (we have been collecting them all over coutntry :-) and what a unique and nice idea it is. My favourite it the heart shapep one with trees on. But the raccoon is amazing too!

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      TonfaGuy 4 years ago

      Amazing talent.

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      Teri Villars 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @tvyps: I just featured this lens on my pastel drawings lens in the sidebar.

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      Teri Villars 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Believe it or not, I used to do these. I also used to paint buildings on bricks. They were more folk art style but were fun. I have a lens on pastels with some of my art work. Blessed.

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      Those are seriously amazing.

      Blessed ;)

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      Kristen 4 years ago from Wisconsin

      I am so amazed! I'm trying to wrap my mind around all of the coordination and talent that it must take to paint such beautiful and detailed pictures on such a small surface. Fantastic lens!

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      Linda Hoxie 4 years ago from Idaho

      These are so unique, I love them all...especially the pets on their beds, so cute! Blessed!

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      Back for a visit - love these!

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      lilpixiedust 4 years ago

      You have very great skill. I enjoyed your arts. I don't think I can paint, but I do like to draw sometimes.

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      flowski lm 4 years ago

      You are a very talented artist. I can capture things with my camera but I can't draw or paint at all, nice work.

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Delia, your rock paintings are absolutely gorgeous! My father-in-law used to paint beautiful rock paintings, nearly always of animals, and yours reminded me of his (although you are far more talented - shhhh!!!) ;) Blessed by a Squid Angel!

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      MariaMontgomery 4 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      Your rock paintings are beautiful and very impressive. Great lens, too.

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      LornsA178 4 years ago

      You are great collection of painted rocks, you are such a great artist. They are really one of a kind.

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      Birthday Wishes 4 years ago from Here

      What a nice hobby. Thanks for the information!

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      KyraB 4 years ago

      I like to paint rocks too, but I need to keep practicing mine do not come out as nice as yours do. I enjoyed seeing all the rock paintings, thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      nice lens

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      bilafond lm 4 years ago

      Nice lens. Never saw painted rocks like the ones in the lens

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      diy_fun 4 years ago

      Had never seen such beautifully painted rocks! Especially cats and dogs! could make a memorable gift for dog lover!

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      Annbulance2000 4 years ago

      Beautiful lense. Very talented. You have a great affinity with animals and the rocks that you paint. Do you think the rock calls out the image to you? Or do you choose the image and then look for a rock? Whichever it is an inspiring gift.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      These are absolutely beautiful. The details are really something. I like the ones with the pets in their beds. I'd love to see my dog on a rock. She used to collect them and had a favorite one. She could smell a rock under the soil and dig it out. You can imagine my yard when she was a pup.

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      My dear, I am always fascinated by your talent and personality! Thanks for being YOU.

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      Delia 4 years ago

      @LaraineRoses: You are too kind! Thank You!

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Your art work is exceptional! I would like you to add this lens to my, "Artists and Their Art" Lens. Any of your other lenses featuring your art will be welcome also. Angel Blessings**

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      olmpal 4 years ago

      I have tried painting small rocks with simple flower themes. Yours are very beautiful!

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      William Leverne Smith 4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      I collect Raccoon stuff - I love the three Raccoon rocks! Wow! Thanks for sharing! ;-)

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      anooptu 4 years ago

      i saw this kind of stuffs in human history. Your lens force me to go back............

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      They are beautiful, You must have a lot of patience too. Well worth your time though. Beautiful

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      wealthy-reviews 4 years ago

      Great lens, beautiful painted rocks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Enjoyed seeing your artwork. Very nice.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      One of my favorite pasttimes as a child, I used nail polish.

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      You have a wonderful eye for detail! Great page! Blessed

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I would love to get my pet painted on a rock please email me!! dsbeth@gmail.com

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi I would like to get a pet painted on a rock for my garden please email me dsbeth@gmail.com

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      biminibahamas 5 years ago

      What a wonderful lens and terrific art! Thanks for sharing.

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      avigarret 5 years ago

      Call me ignorant, but I had no idea this type of art even existed, thank you so much for sharing!

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      secondhandrose lm 5 years ago

      You are a wonderful artist.

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      iMorpheus 5 years ago

      This is fantastic! Especially the horses on rocks.

      P.S. You have art in your head that makes tiny rocks look wonderful :-)

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      Adorable little paintings - I very much admire your creativity. Your creations are a living proof how much you love what you do! :)

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      your head''s full of the love of animals! You surely had a knack for selecting the rock for the job.

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      cadpad 5 years ago

      Beautiful work. I love the intricate nature of your painting.

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 5 years ago from Ozun

      so talented...i wish i could create painted rocks, of any kind. thanks for letting us to know about this art.

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      Ladyeaglefeather 5 years ago

      Very different and beautiful.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Of course, you do! All of us artists are a bit on the nutty side, but in a happy way! I TOTALLY enjoyed this lens and seeing your wonderful work. Thanks so much for visiting & Squid-angel blessing my lenses. God bless.

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      Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      What a great idea and beautifully executed! :)

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      jstarley 5 years ago

      This was so fun to look at and read! I've had pets my entire life and love to find fellow animal lovers. Currently, I have an old german shepherd and two westies. Love and light!

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago

      These painted rocks are amazing. Never seen them before today but will be looking out for them from now on.

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      Amazing!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      your lenses deserve squidangel *blessings*.

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      fullofshoes 5 years ago

      These painted rocks are so beautiful; you are very talented and I am impressed!

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Delia, you are an amazing lady with so much talent. These art pieces are incredible. Just wish I lived closer to get one. Blessed and featured on Blessed by Skiesgeen 2012. Hugs

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      Really nice rock painting. I like the Raccoon, it look real because of the 3D shape.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      What wonderful and impressive art, and so small! Lovely lens that I enjoyed.

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      MBradley McCauley 5 years ago

      You are certainly blessed with a talent and I know God is pleased that you use it. May you always be a creative person and may you always know from where the talent comes. Blessings on all you do.

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 5 years ago from Texas

      Your painted rocks are wonderful!! Love them all. I know that takes a lot of patience for the detail work and you make it look so real. ~ Blessed~

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love painting on rocks as well. I also have a love for flowers and the outdoors. I have a favorite teacher too,...Donna Dewberry. Therefore, I started painting the one-stroke method for painting flowers, only I do this on rocks. I have painted over 400 rocks to date and don't plan on stopping there. Keep up your GREAT work. Love you rock art work.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i am speechless. yesterday on my way home from the post office, i stumbled upon a small shiny egg-like brown rock but it is only half in shape. i wanted to throw it away but i took it home and put it aside. now, i know what i am going to do with it. thank you for sharing this wonderful lens. you deserve a purple star for this.

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      Ram Ramakrishnan 5 years ago

      Fascinating art, artistry, and lens.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      You're so talented! I have painted a few rocks (very simple ones though) and wrote a Squidoo lens on it. Yours are so much better!!

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      WebWriteGirl LM 5 years ago

      What an interesting lens! These are fantastic!

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      These are fabulous!

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Amazing painted rocks! Wow!!! Blessed!

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      reflectionhaiku 5 years ago

      Fascinating; you and your talent really rock! I am truly amazed by those artworks you created where our animal friends big and small are painted so alive. An honor to be here -

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Wow, you have real talent. I enjoyed seeing the pics of all the rocks. Amazing.

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      You are so talented. I love your work. Blessed!

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      Jim Sterling 5 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      These are amazing, thank you for sharing.

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      Your painting ROCKS - and your rock paintings are wonderful. I love the detail on the animal rocks so much. I have a rabbit shaped rock in my garden, but it's unpainted. I also collect egg shaped and heart shaped rocks. Perhaps I should try a small rock painting - thanks for the inspiration! Blessed and thumbed up.

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      ellagis 5 years ago

      Wow, you're really talented, I love your paintings! I have a little painted rock, it's an owl and it has been glued on a piece of old wood, found on a beach on Canada. I like it because everything, in it, reminds me old, wise beings, like the owl and an old tree.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have always taken rocks home with me when I travel but I am just now wanting to paint on rocks. I am primarily an oil paint who has discovered when traveling painting small with acryics are best. Thanks for an inspirational site with wonderful paintings.

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      hysongdesigns 5 years ago

      Nice to find another stone artist! Great stuff!

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      Runnn 5 years ago

      Beautiful rocks in a beautiful lens. Well done.

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      Rock Artist 5 years ago

      Hi I love your work, it's wonderful! I especially love the heart shaped rock with the Mom and Dad walking, that is very sweet.

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      Sandy Mertens 5 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      You are so talented. Love these painted rocks.

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      Char Milbrett 5 years ago from Minnesota

      when we lived in Lutsen and Grand Marais, on the shores of Lake Superior and on the Gunflint Trail back in the 60's, early 70's, mom used to glue felt and beads to flat round rocks, paint them like turtles.. pretty tame in comparison to your cool rocks. I like yours very much! You inspire me!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I'm in awe of your talent! I have a small rock painted like a turtle and a larger one painted like a Siamese cat. I bought both of them directly from the artists. I love your raccoon -- reminds me of our backyard (especially now with Mama and her 4 babies in tow).

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      Liz Mackay 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I particularly love the cats. Thanks for sharing.

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      dessertlover 6 years ago

      Wow, you do a beautiful job with painting! These all look great!

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      sushilkin lm 6 years ago

      Beautiful Painted Rocks ! Thanks for sharing

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      itsmuzza2011 6 years ago

      i live near the beach which is full of pebbles so im going to give it a go, many thanks , a big thumbs up from me well done, wonderful lens

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      hysongdesigns 6 years ago

      I enjoyed reading about your art. I also paint on stone, as well as anything that will stand still long enough ;-) March and April I was painting as fast as I could for a couple of shows. Stop by my blog to see some of mine if you like. http://hysongdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/04/mondays-...

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      Rock Artist 6 years ago

      I love your work, it's very unique! I am also an avid painter of rocks so I know why you love it so much. Here is a link to my work on Facebook if you'd like to take a peek.:

      http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Maggie-Lee-Flower-Creations/191319817573846

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      moonlitta 6 years ago

      I'd love to see the racoon face staring at me next to my front door:) Angel Blessed!

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      Marie 6 years ago

      Gorgeous! Your cat and dog painted rocks are my favourite. I have an abstract cat rock which my cousin painted for me years ago.

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      Snakesmom 6 years ago

      Your painted rocks are beautiful! I can not believe the detail on the one that is the size of a dime, that is crazy good talent. Nice lens. :)

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      antoivo lm 6 years ago

      These are fantastic pieces of art, i don`t understand why your lens is not in top squidoo ranks my god this is such a cool interesting lens that i`ve never seen before hmmm

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @Fabio Sanna: Oh I can't wait to see the lens! I'm happy you are making this for your mom...let me know, I'll lensroll it to mine, OK?

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      Fabio Sanna 6 years ago

      My mom paint on rocks too!! I promised just yesterday to build up a Lens-store for her products! We have more art than we think in common!!! (she actually makes little medallions with small river stones. You'll see!)

      Peace, Art and Love

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      John Dyhouse 6 years ago from UK

      I have seen this lens before but have just come across it again whilst browsing thru some of your lenses. I still can't believe how you get so much detail onto the very small rocks. Wonderful!!

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      You know I love rocks of all sizes ... and now that I might be finding me a house ... I'm liking the idea of custom-painted rocks as stepping stones to send a message. Love it!

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      jasminesphotogr 6 years ago

      Those are beautiful. Maybe one day I'd like to have my Snowflake painted on a rock. :) Wishing you much success.

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      Interesting Lens. I never seen anything like them. They are beautiful..Great job

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      MarianaFargasch 6 years ago

      wow! these are absolutely lovely!! :)

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      Oh my! I must get you to paint my Scratchy Sunshine! You'll be hearing from me soon (about this and other things..:-)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      These are absolutely lovely and so creative and unique! I love rocks - so inevitably I have painted on them, too. I used to be a member of a website called "Found Art". I would paint small pieces of flat slate that are so common in the bottom of the Arkansas River where I lived at the time - then sign and leave them around to be found. It was fun. I've done a few larger ones but slate is not only heavy - but extremely fragile. You've got me all inspired to start doing it again!

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      This is amazing! I'm busy adding the info you sent me to my Yorkie Pictures/paintings lens, and just love this page. What a talent. I'll email when all is done.

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      patriciapeppy 6 years ago

      Love your rocks. You're a talented artist.

      Thanks again for dropping by my lense and leaving your comment. I took your advice. Please feel free to drop by and check it out. I'd love to know what you think.

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      such a lovely work of art! thank you for sharing this great lens! cheers

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      Michelle Collins 6 years ago from Florida

      Beautiful! *Blessed*

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      jojokaya lm 6 years ago

      beautiful arts

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      Nimblepins 6 years ago

      Your rocks are so beautiful. What a delicate art! I am a horsey person too!

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      PeaceLoveBeads 6 years ago

      Beautiful work!

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      Jimmie Lanley 6 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      I do like rock art. Very nice!

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      Tonie Cook 6 years ago from USA

      I love your rock art! Some years ago I came across a set of Rock Stars on Rocks, and thought they were some of the coolest things I'd ever seen (The first set I saw was "Kiss Rocks," with each rock painted like one of the painted members of the band "Kiss.") Your rock paintings are absolutely beautiful. Do you have a web site that promotes this passion of yours?

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      Khalid-Osman 6 years ago

      This is very difficult by the way and this means that you are very skilled woman. I love it.

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      Melissa 6 years ago from Albuquerque, NM

      Hi - I just included a link to your "one_of_a_kind_painted_rocks " lens on http://www.squidoo.com/where-to-buy-art-on-squidoo

      Happy art-making!

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      hotbrain 6 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      I think you are a very talented painter! I love these rocks :) Excellent lens.... Squidoo Angel blessed :)

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      Julianne Gentile 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      These are just gorgeous!

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      MakeACatTree 6 years ago

      What amazing talent! I wish I could paint like you do. What fun it must be. Thank you ever so much for sharing these delightful painted rocks with us.

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      nosajreef lm 6 years ago

      omg you are so talented very nice lens. That's what I like about squidoo you get to see all the talent out there. I have only been a member since Oct 1,2010 and I am addicted

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Kathy...it depends on what size and subject...contact me at pachecode at hotmail.com

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      do you have any painted rocks for sale now? If so, how do I get in touch with you?

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      CofCJenny LM 6 years ago

      These are awesome! My mom used to make these, before the internet was big to sell online and they didn't seem to do well locally. Hers were more 'cutesy' though, these ones are amazing. The details on the smaller rocks look crazy as well. Very awesome, wish I had half that talent

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      ThruMyEyes LM 6 years ago

      AMAZING talent with the rocks! I am very impressed.

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      WritingforYourW 6 years ago

      Very nice details on those rocks (and this lens)! :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      wow I love your lens. I love the neat looking rocks

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      pylemountain1 6 years ago

      You have some wonderful artistic ability. I love your painted rocks! Very nice.

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      Seeking Pearls 6 years ago from Pueblo West

      These are absolutely beautiful. My children and I did some rock painting and it is so much fun.

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      Michelle Mafra 6 years ago from Corona CA

      Oh My gosh! I am so in love with your rock mini paintings! they are simply so beautiful and so unique. As you probably know... :) I have two store locations in San Diego which are gallery like stores featuring a fun variety of fun and unique home products and I would love to feature few of your rock pieces. Specially the door weights the 3" to 4"!!! I was wondering if you would consider using Priority boxes for shipping USPS as the flat rates really help with the weight and I wonder if you are interested in selling then so I can showcase then for resell. I am so amazed by their beauty and at the amount of detail you give each little piece and I think they will do really well! Let me know.

      All my best, Michelle

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wow! these are amazing, very well done!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      These one of a kind painted rocks are all so very beautiful. The artwork is spectacular!

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      kathysart 6 years ago

      LOVELY! Thumbs up on your wonderful artwork!

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      John Dyhouse 6 years ago from UK

      These are wonderful, I think they would be great as presents for pet owners, etc and an inspiring lens

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      Phillips_Robbins 6 years ago

      You are really blessed with artistic gift. Do you export your stones internationally? sometime in the future i may want to ask stone painting from you.

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Wow, any surface that is uneven makes it like 10 times harder to draw on (found that out trying to put face paint on my daughter). Wow, what talent. I love it all...the doggies, the horses, all of them. Such lovely keepsakes. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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      howdoyouspellst 6 years ago

      These are so cute!! I'm impressed. Very nice lens!

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      You are very talented. A great collection of your work. Blessed by an Angel. This lens will be featured on my angel lens: "angel-on-assignment".

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      Copywritehub 6 years ago

      WOW!!!!These are great. I loved them. You are a true artist dear.

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Rhode Island

      these are beautiful the pet rocks would be beautiful keep sakes and memorials I wish I could do this.

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      portraitsbysheri 6 years ago

      Incredible! Pet rocks take on a whole new meaning. I love it!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      No you don't have rocks in your head, these are amazing!

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      jdwheeler 6 years ago

      These are simply amazing. What a unique Christmas gift they would make.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Oh, these are simply fabulous! I would love to have my big dog painted on a stone to mark his grave. These are beautiful!

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      Diana J. Limjoco 6 years ago from Puerto Princesa, Palawan

      Wonderful....I wish I were talented like you! Love your works.

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      RebeccaE 6 years ago

      these are great I can see that you can pretty much do anything with rocks, bravo ont hislovely lens

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      JJNW 6 years ago from USA

      These are so wonderful. When we were kids, my mom taught my sis and I to look for unusual-shaped rocks. We would glue "heads" onto "bodies" to make little yellow ducks or long dachshunds! An easy one for a beginner is a ladybug - just paint it on an oval rock! Fun!

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      Meloramus 6 years ago

      You have a real talent. The rocks are amazing!

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      spunkyduckling 6 years ago

      I ma smiling. These are so adorable. Thank for sharing and I could have told you they take a lot of time. Wink. Wink. Smile. :) i love art and craft too.

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      grannysage 6 years ago

      Oh my, the animals on the rocks look so real! What a great talent you have, and your husband was right, you were selling them much too cheaply. I used to find rocks as a kid and spray lacquer on them to make the pattern show up. Then I sold them as paperweights in my parents rock shop. But my rocks can't even compare with the beauty of yours. What a wonderful gift.

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      TacTac 6 years ago

      Wow, those look terrific. What an interesting past time, thanks for sharing with us.

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      semas 7 years ago

      Just amazing work! Really really impressive!you are a talented artist.The paintings look so realistic and gorgeous.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Amazing painting on the rocks. I believe these are special rocks and special paint colours have to be used so that they do not fade away.

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      Louis Wery 7 years ago from Sarasota, Florida USA

      Delia, I love seeing your paintings on rocks. Very interesting canvas! Beautiful paintings.

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      Lorelei Cohen 7 years ago from Canada

      I stopped by to say that I sure hope that you are back live with us soon but absolutely fell in love with your rock paintings while I was here. They are gorgeous...do you sell them as worry stones?

      Best wishes on your computer problems being resolved shortly....

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      modz 7 years ago

      Great job. 5* for this

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Cute as can be! ~ I love rocks, but you have made some even more special.

      Great idea for a lens,

      Susie

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      Heather4455 7 years ago

      Hello! GREAT lens! I think we are two of a kind..lol. I own all of Lin Wellfords books, paint rocks when I can, I enjoy art SO much. Animals rock my world (horses and pit bulls especially!) Kudos to you and your AWESOME lens! Keep up the good work!

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      Wow! These are amazing. We love the horses but they are all so beautiful. Great lens and thanks for sharing!

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      Amy Fricano 7 years ago from WNY

      no rocks in your head, we used to make painted rocks for each other rocks in highs chool but not nearly as well!

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      Christine Cameron 7 years ago

      Your rock paintings are amazing. Truly beautiful! How lucky the people are whom you have gifted them to and who have purchased from you. I love the painted heart shaped rock and the story had me crying. Great talent! Thanks for sharing.

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      Geeve 7 years ago

      Great lens Dee and I love the artwork. Most rock painting that I have seen before has mainly been abstract, nothing like the intricate painting that you do.

      By the way, love the guestbook title and will add it to my collection :)

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      buzz11 7 years ago

      I have been fascinated by type of things one can do on a rock. Art is one form which is present every around us. Itâs an awesome you have here.

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      sheriangell 7 years ago

      Like all of your lenses, this one is unique and very well done.

      Your rock art brought back a forgotten memory for me. When my son was about four (he's almost 17 now) we had an drainage area around our patio that was all rocks. We painted many of them with a variety of designs, flowers, silly faces, etc. and called it our Rock Garden. While we certainly didn't have your style of artistic abilities, we thought we were pretty darn cool!

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      pattywatty8 7 years ago

      Nice one.

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      Mona 7 years ago from Iowa

      Another wonderful lens delia. You constantly amaze me with all your creative endeavors. :)

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      Rachel Field 7 years ago

      Great work! I've just disv-covered that you can felt and crochet around rocks too - they're pretty versatile!!

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      It's marvelous! I wish I was a skilled as you, Delia, you're an artist I admire! And really love your exquisite painted rocks.

      Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

      Dom.

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      Sibelius 7 years ago

      love your work! My wife would love the little Yorkie rock you did - it looks a lot like her furbaby Ewok. You've done a really nice job of dressing up your lens and showing off your creative work.

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