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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Rock #37 Music is Love

This started out as a black background.  I then used a vinyl stencil for the treble clef.  After touching up the paint that was pulled up from the vinyl, I outlined the treble clef with a red Gelly Roll pen.  I used the white Gelly Roll pen to write "Music is... Love!" #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment This was originally abandoned at WalMart on Rimrock.

Rock #36 Tiger Paw Dot Art

I got this idea from Pinterest but modified it to be a tiger paw not a dog paw. I started with a black background then used vinyl as a stencil for the paw.  Touched up the paint that was pulled off with the vinyl and then added the silver dots outlining the paw.  I then filled in the rest of the space with different colored orange dots.  #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment
This was originally abandoned in the Copy Room at GJHS.

Rock #35 When Words Fail, Music Speaks! black background with Rainbow


I did this one starting with a black background then put a vinyl sticker (cut with my Silhouette Cameo) and painted the rainbow over it.  The sticker pulled up the paint, so I had to do some touch up. I then used my Gelly Roll pens to write the saying "When words fail, Music Speaks!" #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment

Rock #34 Rainbow Fairy Believe

For this rock, I started with the black background.  I then used a vinyl sticker that I cut with my Silhouette Cameo and painted the rainbow over the sticker.  I then pulled the vinyl off to reveal the black underneath.  Unfortunately it also pulled off the black paint when I pulled off the sticker, so I had to repaint the area where the sticker was.  I then added the word believe with one of my Gelly Roll pens. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Rock #33 Stainglass Flower

I got this idea from Pinterest.  I used puff paint to make the outline and the dots around the edge.  I then used water colors to color the inside of the flower to make it look like stained glass. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment This was originally abandoned at Sam's Club during the pouring rain.

Rock #32 Bird on a vine


I got this idea from Pinterest.  Bird on a vine.  #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment Originally abandoned on a table outside of the Fedex on 12th.

Rock #31 LOVE Closeline


This idea is from Pinterest.  The Pinterest version was black and white version.  I chose to add color.  #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment Originally abandoned at Cafe Rio.

Rock #30 Rainbow Dots that wrap around ro

This rock was done with dotting tools. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment Originally abandoned in the rocks at Wendy's on North Ave.

Rock #29 Black/White Dots Diagonal

Diagonal Black and White Dots.  I got this idea from Pinterest #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment This was originally abandoned at WalMart on Rimrock during the pouring rain.

Rock #28 Bloom Where You Are Planted



This idea came from this Program that we get at church.  I drew it directly onto the rock with Sakura Gelly Rolls Pens. It's a little hard to see in the picture, but it turned out cute. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment Originally abandoned in the rocks near the Verizon Store on 25 Rd.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Rock #27 You Can Move Mountains

I got this idea from Pinterest. GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment Originally abandoned outside of Rib City in Grand Junction.

Rocks #26 Gel Pen Flower on light rock

I was asked to use the gel pens by Shuttle Art on a White rock to see how they work.  I found the lightest rock that I had and tried them out. It turned out pretty good. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment This was originally abandoned at the mall near a tree in the parking lot near JC Penney.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Rock #25 Gel Pen Flower


This one I was experimenting with my gel pens from Shuttle Art.  The first picture I had drawn the flower directly to the rock.  I thought it would look cute with a pearl finish, but when I covered it, it smeared.  So I painted with the pearl finish and then drew on top of the pearl finish for the second picture. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment This rock was originally abandoned in the parking lot of Texas Roadhouse.

Rock #24 Watch for Rocks

I got this idea from Pinterest. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment

Rock #23 Cheeseburger


Melody and I came up with this idea based on the shape of the rock.  Cheeseburger with a bite taken out of it. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment

Rock #22 Turtle




I got this idea from Pinterest.  I think he turned out so cute. :) #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment  Originally abandoned near 3rd and Rood Ave in Downtown Grand Junction.

Rock #21 Harry Potter

I made this one using a vinyl stencil for the Harry Potter.  I then drew in the Deathly Hallows symbol. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Working on some more rocks...

Here are some more rocks that I have been working on.  #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Rock #20 I see you

I got this idea from Pinterest.  It makes me think of the phrase, "You can do hard things." You can break out of whatever hard things try to hold you back and do they things that truely make you happy! #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment
Originally abandoned on the River Front Trail by Las Colonias Park

Rock #19 Tree of Life


Dot Art. I got this idea from Pinterest. The bottom picture shows the top of the rock and how the tree wraps around. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment This was originally abandoned in the parking lot outside of Rib City Grill.

Rock #18 Trees in the night sky

I got the idea from Pinterest.  My family really likes this one... I might have to make another to keep. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment My husband suggested that they can abandon this one when they go to Rampart Range in a couple weeks.

I can't believe you are giving these away!

I was painting rocks on Saturday when my husband came in and said "Painting some more rocks?" He then looked over and saw the one with lots of trees and said "I really like that one. I can't believe you are just giving these away." I sure hope that the rocks bring happiness to the finders! #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment.

Rock #17 Striped Bug

I got this idea from pinterest. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment
Originally abandoned on the River Front Trail by Las Colonias Park

Rock #16 Chalkboard Flower

I got this idea from Pinterest. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment Originally abandoned outside of Genghis Grill when Melody and I stopped at Cold Stone for some ice cream. :)

Rock #15 Hope Flower

 I don't remember exactly where I saw this idea... It was either on Pinterest or one of the rock groups.  I like the chalkboard feel that it has.  #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment. Originally abandoned on a table at Hokulia.

Friday, July 21, 2017

The start of some new rocks...


Washed up some more rocks and started to paint them... What will they end up being?

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Rock #14 City Scape

This is a city scape that I did. I got the idea from Pinterest.  It was originally painted in a glossy pick color.  I then added some blue, turquiose, and purple to make the sky.  Some white for the clouds.  Then the black for the city scape.  I used white dotting method for the windows on the buildings. GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment #GJRATA This was originally abandonded on my morning walk near my house in the neighborhood just north of mine.

Rock #13 Turtle

I used the extra paint from Rock #9 to paint the background on this one.  I was thinking of doing a palm beach scene, but Melody suggested I do a turtle.  Since I love turtles, that is what it became.  I looked for turtle ideas on Pinterest and came up with this one.  I absolutlely love the way it turned out. GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment. #GJRATA This was originally abandoned in the lobby at my favorite business in GJ. ~~~Jeff's Automotive. :)

Rock #12 Strawberry

I got this idea from Pinterest. GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment #GJRATA This was originally abandoned near 5th and Rood when I was going to lunch at Bin 707 with the ladies from work for Nancy's bday. It had been picked up by the time we came out from lunch.

Rock #11 Polka Dot Peace

I don't love this one, but it will go out anyway.  GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment #GJRATA This was originally abandoned near Michael's.

Rock #10 Joy

I got this idea from Pinterest.  I used a combination of paints, dot painting, and gel pens for this one. I think it is so cute! GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment #GJRATA This was originally abandoned in the Red Lobster parking lot when I went to lunch with Angie. It had been picked up by the time we were done with lunch.

Rock #9 Dot Art Coral with Blue

Dot Art. GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment #GJRATA This was originally abandoned in the rocks by the Safeway Parking lot.

Rock #8 Tiger Stripes Suicide Awareness

Once a tiger, always a tiger...I did this one in memory of the 4 boys that died by suicide this past school year that had attended GJHS at some point.  Billy, Junior, Caleb, and Landon may you rest in peace.  #SuicideAwareness GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment #GJRATA This was originally abandoned outside of Lincoln Park Pool.

Rock #7 Dot Art Turquise with overlapping circles

Dot Art.  I made this one on our craft day with Jen.  It was so much fun to get together and paint. GJ Rocks & Art Treasure Abandonment #GJRATA This was originally abandoned near Hobby Lobby.

Rock #6 Sun with Tangled inspired Sun inside.

I had painted the outer sun and was debating what to put inside.  I was thinking either the word "shine" or a smiley face. Melody suggested that I put the Tangled Sun, so that's what I went with.  GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment #GJRATA This was abandoned on my morning walk at Sherwood Park.

Accidental Art


I looked down at the freezer paper that I had used when painting the rocks and saw this cutie smiling back at me.