Rock painting has become a nationwide art activity and scavenger hunt spreading kindness and positivity. The impetus behind rock painting is simple: make someone's day with a piece of art. The painted stones are created and then left in a public place (e.g. sidewalks, stores, parking lots, etc) for someone else to find.
What’s a rock got to do with kindness?
Plenty, according to Megan Murphy, the Massachusetts woman who accidentally started the Kindness Rocks movement two years ago when she scribbled a few inspiring words on a rock and left it on a Cape Cod beach. Her Kindness Rocks Project has since gained worldwide attention, with inspirational, hash-tagged rocks popping up in at least seven countries and garnering millions of views on social media.
“The project isn’t about rocks per se, it’s about connection,” Murphy said. “People find a rock, and they relate to the message on the rock. Then they connect with the fact that there is a human being on the other end of that rock, and they don’t feel so alone.”
Join Flockworks for rock painting on Saturday, March 16 from 11am - 2pm at the Noyo Center for Marine Science, OceanWORKS space in downtown Fort Bragg, 338 Main Street. We'll have supplies.
Come spread some joy!