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Painted Rocks Hidden In Downtown Halstead

Posted 8/17/2017

By Pilar Martin

HALSTEAD—Painted rocks hidden throughout Halstead brought smiles to those who found them last Friday. A person who requested to stay annoynmous painted and hid 100 of the rocks. She said the whole idea is to make people smile.

If a rock was shaped like an animal, it was painted as such. There are chickadees, a gorilla, an owl, duck, faces, gnomes and many other special characters. Other rocks have designs or inspirational words on them. 

The artist said she gathered the rocks out on the county roads. She and her grandson painted the rocks and then she hid them in town. The rocks can be found on the street, steps, in trees, hidden in flowers or grass.

“If you finPAINTED rocks like this one popped up hidden along Halstead’s Main Street last week. PAINTED rocks like this one popped up hidden along Halstead’s Main Street last week. d a rock and feel it was meant for you keep it,” the artist said. “You can take the rock and hide it somewhere else. This is called re-rocking.”

The rocks are sealed so the paint won’t bleed. They are truly miniature works for art.

In these times of uncertainty around the world, it’s nice to find something so simple can bring joy to the finder.