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Painted rocks.


Seems Australia is getting into the painted rock craze, like most things it originated in the US, no mention of this fact in the article, seems they want you to believe it originated in the NT.

The Kindness Rocks Project was first started in 2015a few months after Megan Murphy of Barnstable met the queen of talk. Oprah told her to find a way to help others. So, Murphy began painting rocks, and leaving them along the shore on Sandy Neck Beach.

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/darwin/programs/afternoons/nt-rocks/8961436 

Regardless, it's an interest that provides enjoyment for a lot of people.

Here's a link to one of the US sites.smile

http://thekindnessrocksproject.com/how-it-all-began



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Hmmm, thought people who we're looking for an interesting and inexpensive activity whilst on the road would jump at this idea!confuse

Will post another shot of some of the painted rocks.smile



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Good post Santa.  Unfortunately not everyone is as artistic as needed to do the work in your samples.  I'd be hopeless.
But here's a painted rock I purchased as a souvenir of Skye (Scotland).  Simple or fancy depending on the size of the rock.  With a family name above the door it could turn into a money spinner.



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I remember the Painted Rocks being popular in Perth in the early '80's.  Didn't realise they were still around.



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Sheba wrote:

I remember the Painted Rocks being popular in Perth in the early '80's.  Didn't realise they were still around.


 Morning Sheba, different concept to the painted rock thing in the 80's, needless to say the internet is involved, have a browse through the site.smile



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Thanks santa, i am going rock searching. Sounds like fun. 



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the rocket wrote:

Thanks santa, i am going rock searching. Sounds like fun. 


 Morning Rocket, probably needs a little publicity here in Oz to get things started, it will probably happen eventually.smile



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Santa wrote:
the rocket wrote:

Thanks santa, i am going rock searching. Sounds like fun. 


 Morning Rocket, probably needs a little publicity here in Oz to get things started, it will probably happen eventually.smile


 Thought i would make it an activity with the grandies.



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This Blue-winged Kookaburra laid a painted rock! shocked.gifshocked.gif

BWK lays a technicolor egg (1024x701).jpg



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We were geocaching in Uralla (NSW) recently, and found some painted rocks instead. Cute



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