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« on: August 02, 2018 09:29:11 PM »



It's been almost a year since I started painting rocks to try and combat depression. I never would have guessed that making hundreds of tiny dots could be so peaceful Smiley

So far I've only painted rocks for friends, and this challenge seemed like a great opportunity to paint a rock for someone I've never met to find!

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2018 03:33:47 AM »

that is one HECKOFA beautiful stone!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2018 06:22:24 AM »

Holy crap!!!! You must have a steady hand because those dots are PRECISE!!!

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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018 10:00:48 AM »

holy cow Batman!  All those dots are mesmerizing, like I'm falling into a trance...
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018 11:09:36 AM »

Beautiful and I like how some of the dots are slightly 3-dimensional (thicker paint drops?) How do you get the dots laid out so symmetrically?  Do you draw a template/guide down on the stone first?
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2018 11:40:26 AM »

Absolutely beautiful work.
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2018 07:37:19 PM »

You must have a mighty steady hand! That rock is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2018 04:02:03 PM »

Whoa, that's one stupendous rock!
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2018 04:22:27 PM »

Beautiful work! It's wonderful that it's brought you some serenity as well. I would love to see more of your work.
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2018 12:11:44 AM »

Thank you so much everyone! Smiley

Beautiful and I like how some of the dots are slightly 3-dimensional (thicker paint drops?) How do you get the dots laid out so symmetrically?  Do you draw a template/guide down on the stone first?

No template or guidelines; I just start from the centre dot and work my way out! I've started using different sized sticks for dotting instead of brushes, which definitely helps to keep the circles a consistent size. The thicker paint is due partly to my random assortment of craft paints - some are a lot cheaper and clumpier than others  Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2018 10:15:07 AM »

Wow, that is one gorgeous rock!
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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2018 05:16:40 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2018 08:39:54 AM »

This is so gorgeous! I love the color.
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2018 07:00:38 AM »

All of those perfect, little dots are hypnotizing. Shocked Beautiful work!
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This rock is absolutely amazing!
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« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2018 08:18:39 AM »

It's time to vote!  You can find the voting poll here, or see all of the amazing entries (including yours!) here.

Feel free to ask your neighbors, friends, and even your boss to vote, but remember, just one vote per person! Kiss  Vote now through August 20.

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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2018 12:34:55 PM »

Congratulations on your win; great job and enjoy your prizes!
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« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2018 07:22:54 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2019 12:22:04 PM »

This is stunning! And thanks for the tips on how to make one. I love how soothing it is to look at, and I'm sure it would feel lovely to run your fingers over all the perfect little dots. Love it!
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