This all started in a meeting with Baptist Foundation and corporate communications to discuss tactics for Giving Tuesday. As we were brainstorming, I thought about the recent news coverage I had seen about 901Rocks.
As an artist, I found the community art project interesting. You paint a rock, hide it, share it with #901Rocks, and hope that someone finds it and hides it again. Maybe I could paint the yellow balloon from the Camp Good Grief memorial service.
I jotted down the idea, but it didn't seem feasible. When was I going to have the time to sit down and paint a bunch of rocks? But the idea wouldn't let go. I started doing research on 901Rocks. But I hadn't had time to find or buys some rocks to experiment on.
So a week or two later, I'm sitting at church and they wheel out a couple of carts of smooth river rocks. These are handed out as a keepsake to remind you to find ways to give back using your talents. When I got home I immediately started painting. Encouraged by the first rock, I eventually bought and painted 20 rocks. I created a production process for efficiency.
With the help of friends and coworkers, we placed the rocks all around town on Giving Tuesday. You can read more about the project here.