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Painted Rocks (409)

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Episode 409: Painted Rocks

Episode 409 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast — some painted rocks discussion, a bit of wander, and a short timed draw along on a Saturday morning

In this episode of the CMP, painted rocks take center stage for the intro. I always go and look at the profile (stream) of people who follow me at Instagram, and in looking at an account recently, I was met with awesome painted rocks. I then tripped right into the rabbit hole in looking at the “you might also like” accounts…. lots and lots and lots of people who paint rocks. So many painted rocks!

I can think of many times I’ve talked about painted rocks. I considered a painted rock as a 50 Before 50 list item last year (something I thought would be simple, whimsical, and meaningful). But it didn’t end up on the list. I’ve never done it – or at least not as an adult. Browsing these painted rock feeds was fun. There are so many beautiful, whimsical, and affirming examples. People paint scenes, words, imagined creatures, everyday objects, mandalas, and more on rocks. And, even better, leaving the rocks in public to be discovered is a thing. A found rock can be kept or placed somewhere else for someone else to find. What a beautiful thing (right along with things like origami cranes left in public or even random notes left in library books). I’ve linked to several of the accounts below that I browsed, but there are many others.

Scribble Stones (Diane Alber) is a children’s book that has repeatedly come up in my searches at Amazon. I know it was coming up last year, but this summer, I’ve linked to several Diane Alber books as part of my work curating children’s books to go with some summer STEM themes, titles like Sticks, Never Let a Unicorn Scribble!, and Never Let a Princess Paint with Her Unicorn! (Diane Alber). If you have children or read with children, definitely check your local library.

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A Readaloud of Diane Alber’s Scribble Stones:

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A note about Trello: I’m feeling really productive with my reading and my “To Read” list this year using Trello. I use Trello for other things, including tracking my 50 Before 50 list, but I am finding new book lover’s peace this year with Trello boards set up to help me keep track of books I want to read, Kindle books I snag on a deal, books I hear about in groups or on other podcasts, and then the books I actually am reading or listening to. If you haven’t tried Trello, you should! (It’s free!)

Note: links provided to books, tools, and other resources on the Creativity Matters Podcast website may be affiliate links for which the podcast would make a (very) small amount of money if the item was purchased. The Creativity Matters Podcast is an affiliate. Links are provided for convenience to help you find/see/explore the books, tools, and resources I talk about. Using the library, when possible, is always my first recommendation for reviewing books firsthand.

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