I came across a Facebook website called Anglesey Rocks It has over 2K members.
Anglesey Rocks – literally! 🤘🏼 Nowhere has better rocks or coastline than our beautiful Anglesey, so join this fun page for adults and children alike to show your creativity and uniqueness. – Post a picture of any rocks you find. – Say where you found it. – Keep or Re-hide anywhere in the world. – Paint some of your own and hide. Enjoy!
As I wandered down the front by the sea at Holyhead in Anglesey. I found a painted rock in the monument. It didn’t have anything written on the back, so I wasn’t sure it was an Anglesey Rock one.
I posted it on the group and it turned out it was an Anglesey Rock one and they had forgotten to write on the back of it. I left it where it was and it had gone the next day.
A friend of mine paints rocks and some years ago she gave me a few and they decorate the front of my bungalow. I even bought a locally crafted one because I love them.
I’d always fancied giving it a go and bought some acrylic pens and varnish. I collected some stones from the local beach and set to work. I’m not very artistic but I really enjoyed doing these and even though I say so myself, don’t think they have come out too badly. It doesn’t seem to matter anyway, as looking at the photos on the Facebook page there is a mixed bag and its about the fun of finding them.
The bottom one, I kept for myself. This was one my friend had done for me, but the picture had weathered, so I peeled it off and painted over the top of it. It now adorns the front of my house and I feel quite proud of each time I come in through the front door.
The other two I took to Holyhead and hid – well, they call it hide, but its hidden in plain site really.
Today when I checked Facebook I found this picture and it was a thrill to see someone enjoying what I loved painting!
The kids seem to love it, but I do too, and I’m nearly old!!
Some of these rocks will travel off the island and I recently saw someone had taken one to Scotland. I would be so pleased if that happened to one of mine.
I have to admit, I went back to where I put one and it had gone, that’s exciting too!Then I saw what looked like a stone underneath a rock and thought, I bet that’s it. It will never get found there. So I went to retrieve it, and it wasn’t mine. It was an Anglesey Rocks one, and I was very excited to find it and couldn’t wait to post it on the page.
I think I’ve have found myself a new hobby!
When the holiday makers leave, it will die down but I shall continue to make some more, both for myself and for Anglesey Rocks. It will be interesting to watch the group to see how far the stones travel.