Hey, Annie! Great imagination and good sense of humor, especially since you're using only what's at hand. You're obviously not a grumpy person! I think that you might drop a hint for a birthday present--have someone buy you a rock tumbler! It takes a while but the rocks will be polished and the colors a little more pronounced. Then your flowers and vases would be very "pretty". By the way--the turtle is great (he needs a name painted on his back) but the hedgehog is really cute. What did you use for his "face"? -- Jackie
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Thank you for the great response, Jackie. I've been painting polished stones and will be posting some in the near future. The hedgehog is a figurine - I didn't paint its face.
I find pebbles on the beach that have been pierced by the Nautilus Worm (ships worm on wooden boats) I thread them on wire or balance them as standing stones. Often I see mussel shells with holes in them placed upon driftwood (as leaves on a tree). It seems that a few of us are facinated with the intracasies of natural stone.
My father used to polish pebbles using carbarundum powder in water inside a revolving drum, it creates a shine. He would mount the smaller pieces to make tie pins or cuff links. The larger pieces simply made paperweights. (there was a phase in the 1970's of having 'pet rocks' too.....
Sometimes the small things make us happy - hence Macro...
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I enjoyed your very interesting story, G Brown. I have been painting polished stones with acrylic paint and intend to post them in the near future. I remember the 'pet rock' craze of the 70's. Majestic mountains are impressive, but as you mentioned, sometimes the small things make us happy. Have you ever posted some of your pebbles that were pierced by the Nautilus Worm that you threaded on wire or balanced as standing stones? I'd like to see them. Thank you for this pleasing response!