Ok. I just signed up to this site today, because I'm a craft-freak, and was here to look for inspiration. But it just so happens that earlier today, I started making a Christmas gift for someone.
I took a trip to the beach and picked up some smooth, flat bottomed rocks, base coated them with a dark brown acrylic paint, and used a thin-tipped paint brush to paint a tabbycat, with some tabby kittens.
It's for my boyfriend's mother, who has two beautiful tabby cats herself, and I thought that a home-made gift was better than a store-bought one.
I still am going to find a mini wicker basket, paint it burgundy, (the color of her living room decor), and make a little fluffy bed to put the kitties in, but these are the finished kitty-rocks to start.
(Ps. They aren't well proportioned, and aren't very realistic, but it's my first attempt at painting something that wasn't paper. And it's the little flaws that make hand-made things even better, I think. Oh, and, with the flash on, it made it hard to get the true-to-life colors.)
This is just the start of many rock painted kitties, or other thingies.