Monday, May 7, 2012

"Rock ENVY"

Anyone with a new house knows that landscaping can always fall into the "money later" list.  So when a guy in our neighborhood bought too many rocks for his yard, he offered them at a ridiculous rate to anyone.  I jumped right in and bought a few to be put in my yard.  The girls and I even strong armed those puppies around and did  a pretty good job placing them.

But as time would have it, we would drive by the various rock places and I would see these beautiful reddish rust colored rocks and I would have guessed it.  ROCK ENVY.  ( Did I mention that my next door neighbor has these REALLY cool rocks and I have looked at them a bit greenish too?)

So I came upon a plan.  On my morning walk, I see lots of cool rocks.  I am an artist.  I can paint my rocks to be more exotic and cool.  Yes, I can.  With a bit of paint and a sea sponge I went to it.  And this is what came out.

These are the "BEFORE"....
and these are the "AFTER"....not too bad right?

I think they look like they came right out of Zions Nat. park...and now I just smile and say...yup. Those are
homemade "RED ROCK".  Yessir.