For a long time I have wanted to try my hand at rock painting and I do mean a long time, it has been something like eighteen months. It has not been just the knitting which has stopped my trying this, it is also the fact that I am one of the worse artists you could ever encounter, I cannot draw for toffees! If buying all the equipment could make you a better artist, I would be exhibiting at Tate Modern. I have all the paints, the varnish, the brushes, the mod-podge, the PVA glue, the dowling rods to make medullas, paper napkins to do decoupage etc, etc and I have watched endless video clips on 'how to', but still something was holding me back.
Then, me and my big mouth, I suggested a family rock painting day during half term with my nieces and nephews and their small children. The day was to start with a rock hunt and I promised to make a rock for everyone to find hidden somewhere in the garden, so I was committed to doing something.
As the day got closer I was still putting off actually painting the rocks because I knew I would mess it up if I tried to paint even a simple scene. Then I hit on the idea of using temporary body tattoos to decorate the rocks. I was not sure it would work but it was worth a try, the results were simple but I think it it worked.