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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.

  • Is Gesso a Good Primer for Painted Rocks?
    published on August 19th, 2017 at 12:24 PM
    Yes, in my opinion gesso is an excellent primer for painted rocks.Gesso (pronounced jes-oh) is used to prepare a canvas for painting. (If you would like to know more about gesso, this article "What ...
  • Painting a Basket of Pansies on a Rock
    published on June 26th, 2017 at 12:24 PM
    YOU can paint a pretty basket of pansies similar to this with the guidance of Ernestina Gallina's free tutorial.  This is my interpretation of Ernestina's tutorial and the steps are explained ...
  • 4 Rock Painting Projects - No Drawing Skill Required
    published on June 6th, 2017 at 12:24 PM
    You don't have to be an artist to create colorful rocks.No drawing or painting skills are needed for these 4 techniques:Mod Podge a designFingerprint stonesGraphic stonesPattern tracing How to ...


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


Cindy Thomas of Pueblo, Colorado    

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