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Captains Blog: Day 143
Well now I've gone and done it all, an HFXrocks blog post ...imagine that :)
Just wanted to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who has encouraged, helped, and appreciated my little rock life.
I never, in my wildest dreams would have thought, when I started out collecting rocks and minerals that my hobby could have ever evolved to creating "art" dotting stones.
For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with rocks and minerals and have a small but growing collection at home. Looking back and "connecting the dots" to where I began this artistic endeavor, it was during online research on rock-hounding and local geology that I stumbled across the precious gems that are "mandala stones."
They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery and I hope this is so because of it weren't for the art of Elspeth McLean I surely would never have started painting rocks, dots and mandalas. In all honesty I didn't even know what a "mandala" was prior to this. What an inspiration her original art has been to me and I'm sure I can speak for many others who dot along in her footsteps.
"I can do better." I said to my (very patient and supportive) bf after my first attempts at dotting rocks. And I set out to do just that--do better. When I say dot addiction is a real thing, I am not joking! I have spent countless hours practicing and creating; I've literally lost sleep, and lost interest in other pastimes, because now that I have started I just don't want to stop!
It's been about 5 months since I bought that first little paint set. Now I've got a drawer full of paints, an apartment lined in beach stones, a Name, social media pages, an online shop, a website, even a BLOG!
I've had unbeleivable international support and recognition from the other side of the globe to top it all.
I look forward to the coming months and all the happy dots that I hope share with you.
So once again, Thank You! YOUrock
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