By Starr Durrant
While sitting on the edge of a beautiful creek in the Rocky Mountains I found myself picking out a few pebbles with the intent of making a memento of the trip. When I got home, I pulled the 10 or so rocks from my pocket and set to work trying to see what I could make with them. To my surprise I found I had a lot of fun using the same handful of pebbles to make a variety of different pictures. Its more challenging than you think and much more fun than a puzzle!
This would be a great activity for all ages and would work great for kids on a trip so get out there and see what you can come up with. Once I select my favorite of the three I will adhere them within a black block frame and will have a wonderful memory of a quick road trip and a sunny afternoon by a mountain creek.
My first picture is titled “Sweet Hearts” My favorite element of this one is the pony-tail.
My second picture is the “Hiker” This one was fun. I liked being able to find a way to create a sense of up hill motion by adding the rock beneath him.
The third picture is the “Stone Dragonfly” The wings don’t all match because I’m working with what I have versus finding what I need but the over-all impression is still there.