Monday, January 2, 2017

A Rock Painter's Brain - Updated for 2017

I originally blogged about A Rock Painter's Brain - The Creative Process in January 2015 and realized it was time for a 2017 update.

I did not apply a sealer to the brain in 2015 so I could repaint sections where my goals were met and add new items for the upcoming year.

The sections of the brain still include:
  • Inspiration
  • Creative Soul Food
  • Rocks To Finish
  • I Want
  • To Do
  • Rocks I Want To Paint

Inspiration - After 2 years, I still get my inspiration from Pinterest, Nature, and two Facebook groups - Rock Painting and Rock Painters Extension Group.

Creative Soul Food - Nothing has changed here. I still enjoy chocolate, coffee, pistachios and wine.

Rocks To Finish - This section is for my priority projects. In 2015, Noah's Ark was completed and gifted to a friend and elephants now replace that section of the brain. I need to start and complete a 6-sided rock. Nativities are always a priority in preparation for the upcoming Christmas season.

I Want - I like to buy rock painting supplies and acquired most of my wants in 2015 and 2016 - display easels, gift bags, a fine point pen, and nail art brushes. In 2017, my new wants are Posca fine point pens, white gel pen, white beach pebbles, and small pliers.

To Do - In 2015, I received a new camera and learned how to use it to photograph my painted rocks. A project I now want to accomplish is a pebble art wall hanging for my entryway porch.

Rocks I Want to Paint - Many of these (and more) were painted on rocks between 2015 and now - matryoshkas, mandalas, owls, cactus, dogs, hearts, slimy critters. I kept most of them on the brain because they were so enjoyable to paint. Maybe I should rename this section "Favorite Rocks to Paint."

This is the mind map concept taken to the next level!

Happy New Year, everyone.
May all your rock painting dreams come true.


  1. I love this! I am always setting goals, and writing down what I think should happen, at the beginning of every year. But this is proof that you are a true rock painter! Of COURSE you would put your goals on a rock!

    1. Thanks, Bon. It was quite fun to look at the brain (originally painted in 2015) and see which goals I accomplished. And it was a great way to start off 2017 by updating certain sections with new goals. As you can see, I always have rocks on my mind.

  2. Hahahaha....literally, you have "rock(s) for brains"!! :D Happy New Year, Cindy...may you have a very productive and satisfying 2017!

    1. It's obvious I have rocks in my brain isn't it, Val. Wishing you and yours a very Happy, Prosperous, and Healthy New Year.