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About Me

My desire is to delight your heart and bring a smile to your face.

I grew up in the Midwest and enjoyed drawing and art class throughout my school years. After a move to the New York City area, I ignored my art until relocating to Colorado. There I discovered rock painting.Cindy Thomas Painted Rocks

I am fascinated and delighted when I discover the unexpected in a piece of art.  Rock painting enables me to create one-of-a-kind, endearing artwork from an unexpected material found all around me in southeastern Colorado - rocks and stones.

My eye is drawn to rocks of all shapes, sizes and textures and I see their potential to come alive with acrylic paint. My specialty is painted rock nativity sets but I also paint whimsical critters and decor.

As a believer in simple, natural, economical living, I’m recycling an ordinary item into something extraordinary.  Each application of paint brings the rock to life with a one-of-a-kind appearance that becomes a unique conversation piece.

Learn more about the art of rock painting on my blog, Painting Rock & Stone Animals, Nativity Sets & More.

Painting Rock & Stone Animals, Nativity Sets & More Hand painted rocks - crafts, ideas, and tips to inspire creativity, delight the heart, and bring a smile to your face.

  • Before & After Painted Rocks: Dogs
    published on September 21st, 2018 at 10:34 PM
    Here are the rocks I used to paint various types dogs. Most often I chose a loaf-shaped rock for a reclining dog.This is Max. He was a memorial stone and special request. Max was also used in my blog ...
  • Before & After Painted Rocks: Cats
    published on June 29th, 2018 at 10:34 PM
    Here are the rocks I used to paint various types of cats along with the sketches for the placement of the kitty's features.Sleepy Kitty - A Flora Tan DesignWhite Persian Cat - A Suzi Chua ...
  • There's More Than One Way to Paint a Cat Rock
    published on May 28th, 2018 at 10:34 PM
    I used how-to guides from 4 different artists to create these kitty cats painted rocks.Lin Wellford's book, "Painting Pets on Rocks" was the inspiration for this Black Cat painted rock.Design ...


You can see my gallery of charming, painted rocks on Flickr.


Cindy Thomas of Pueblo, Colorado    

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