Each rock is hand painted with a unique pattern or image quietly illustrated through a peaceful meditation by the artist. They are not mass manufactured. They are created individually in San Diego California by Julie Ann Stricklin, an artist who is known for book illustrations, graphic design and fine art.
The beauty of the image is the random natural flow of the embellishments. The lack of hyper controlled illustration lines adds to the organic feel of the end product. No two rocks are the same. The rocks all vary in texture, size and color. They are rocks from nature.
Each rock is a piece of art that will have the beauty found in natural crevices,textures and random size and weight characteristics. Some rocks are small and pocket size, some are heavy and large. All randomly shaped.
A rock can be custom designed with a date, name or poem or prayer. The artists personal hand writing is used to accommodate any custom script. The result will be a custom piece of art. All rocks are signed by the artist.
The type of rocks used are unknown. They are chosen for their feel.The rocks are durable, but should be handled and appreciated as precious pieces of art.
"I LOVE painting these rocks! It has only recently become a part of my daily meditation. I hope the peace I feel embellishing each rock is felt and transferred to the recipient. They are created by nature and embellished by me!"
My rocks have been used in wedding ceremonies, bridal showers, funerals and burials. They have been gifted to friends and family as a casual gift to bring an unexpected smile. I have heard they have been used in place settings, set in groups on desks as well as placed in gardens and centerpiece bowls. Often they are given as touch stones for good luck and love.
Their primary use is to bring a little unexpected beauty, interest and possibly inspiration to any person or environment.
Dimensions: No two rocks are the same. The rocks all vary in texture, size and color. They are rocks from nature.