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Rock-Hard Artwork

July 3 is International Drop a
Rock Day, a day when people
all around the world will participate
in the simple act of painting rocks and leaving their small pieces of artwork in places for others to
find and enjoy. These small
acts of public art are like small, warm hugs for passersby. While it is easy to find rocks to paint while strolling your neighborhood, landscaping and gardening stores often sell rocks for minimal cost. First, make sure to wash your rock of any dirt and debris. Some choose to apply a basecoat
of paint to create a blank canvas, while others
love the look of bare rock as a background.
Acrylic paint is perfect for painting rocks, but
some people choose paint pens for their ease
of use. Lastly, applying a spray sealer will
ensure that your artwork lasts, but some enjoy
the notion that rock art is temporary. Check out the 319 Rocks! on Facebook and you will see some familiar faces finding rocks from The Gardens!

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