Whenever I would go on vacation, I wouldn’t bring home t-shirts, I would bring home sovenier rocks. I always have. I never really knew why, but I did. I put these rocks all over my house as decorations and sometimes stacked them into piles. One day I was thinking about the stacks of rocks we would make to mark trails during my Girl Scout days, but I couldn’t remember how to spell “cairn,” which is what a stack of rocks is technically called. Well, what I found when I googled it, opened a whole new world for me that day. I spent the entire afternoon looking at unbelievable images and Youtube videos on a different form of rock cairns…rock balancing! I was innammered! I went home, collected the rocks from all over my house and started playing. It was so exciting and calming at the same time. I kept going and going, texting photos of each stack to my boys. They couldn’t believe I didn’t have my infamous hot glue gun out!
But the cellphone photos were not good enough. This was so cool and I wanted to share it with my family and friends. So I took my 20 years of professional portrait photography experience (www.tinaciousphoto.com) to work, and created portraits of my rock stacks instead! Some do look like people, some like animals, so it was fun to create portraits of my newest client. They are much easier to get to smile than a teenage boy!
My stacks are never photoshopped together. Never. Ever. Nor are they glued or supported by anything else other than that rock's perfect balance point. They all have one, it’s just being patient enough to become one with the rock to find it.
Now two years later, I have created enough rock portraits that I am ready to share them on a bigger level. Here we now are at www.MyRocknArt.com! Wahoo! Look. Enjoy. Purchase! It helps support my habit! Thank you!!