A number of years ago a parent gave me a paperweight she had painted. She had the creativity to turn a rock into a school house. I distinctly remember thinking that it was pretty amazing that someone could look at a rock and see a school house. Since the year 2006, I have looked at that paperweight and thought, “Someday I want to have the time to look for a school house in a rock!”
Several months ago my husband and I were looking for some rock for our yard and I persuaded him to help me look for rocks that resembled the shape of buildings. He had never seen my paperweight so was a little unsure but he humored me and helped me pick out some building-worthy rocks. He even scrubbed them for me, without my asking, since I could not get my splinted hand wet. My first rock painting project since retirement was a little blue cottage. I learned a lot about skinny lines, a shaky hand, paint, and rocks tumbling onto the side that is wet. Since then I finished a rock church and improved on my technique. I have two more rocks. I have not yet decided how they will look. Stay tuned.
I love having time to notice buildings in rocks!