High Plains Critters are pets, animals,
flowers, gnome homes and other cute items painted by hand on simple, ordinary rocks and stones. Small rock
critters weigh a few ounces and can fit into your pocket; larger painted rocks weigh several pounds and are best
displayed in a semi-permanent location.
I have always loved nature, walking, and discovering the unexpected
in a piece of art. Rock painting has enabled me to combine these interests to create one-of-a-kind, endearing
artwork for you.
Like so many people today, I'm
an enthusiastic believer in simple, natural, economical living - rock painting allows me to recycle an
ordinary item into something extraordinary.
Watch these videos to see how I
transformed rocks and stones into endearing painted rocks in 2015 and 2014.
What can you do with a painted
Display as a unique art object at your
workplace, in your home, or in your garden.
Brighten the day of a nursing home resident
or hospital patient with a pocket rock.
Impress your grade school buddies on “show
and tell” day.
Hold and look at it from all angles — you'll
smile because it’s hard to believe it’s a rock.
What are others saying about Cindy's
"I am so impressed by the selection of the
rocks used for the characters. Please keep up the great work on the rest of my collection... Your
craftsmanship is WELL WORTH the wait !!!." - Steve M, Arizona
[my snake is] “way cool.” - Donna H,
“Your work is beautiful.” - Barbara R, New
"Thank you for the beautiful penguin!
You are so gifted by God!" - Sue T, New Jersey
"Thank you very much for the mouse and cheese
rocks ... and the calico cat rock ... I love them." - Sophie F (6 yrs. old), New York
"Thank you so much for my birthday
'rock.' My great grandchildren thought it great, so do I." - Reba D, Colorado
"These rocks are really beautiful ... just
amazing." - David G, Arizona
What's the process for painting your
The first step is a search for a suitable
rock. Sometimes I know the shape I’m looking for and want to paint, other times the rock suggests the subject
As each color of acrylic paint is added,
the rock begins to develop a personality and eventually becomes a unique piece of art that rocks. One to two
coats of a sealant is applied to protect the colors and extend the life of the hand-painted rock.
Painted rocks can weigh a few ounces and
fit into your pocket; larger painted rocks weigh several pounds and are best displayed in a semi-permanent
My desire is to warm your heart and bring a smile to
your face with painted rocks.