Sunday, February 22, 2009

Rocks

I made this 3 years ago when my kitty Mr. Silly died. I always called him "kitty witty." Do you see my wellies poking in the side and bottom of the photo?


Our fish (named Slicky) died today and rather than a "burial at sea," he has gotten a special marker as well. All thanks to Linda and Rosie's challenge this week "Rock n'Roll" or Altered Rocks. Slicky was a four year old betta fish and beloved pet - yes it's true!


... we kept him (Slicky) by the front door (inside of course), because the chinese say that is good luck (we need all the luck we can get these days ;) .... so I made this more outdoorsy fish to keep by the front door (outside.)

18 comments:

Smullis said...

These are all great altered rocks! I really like the new outdoor Mr. Slicky. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

wonderful -- i need a fish painted rock by my front door!

Rosie said...

Absolutely great! I love the concept and what you have done with these. Super work and thanks for taking part in our challenge again.
Love
Rosie ABAA

Linda said...

All your rocks are brilliant Kimmie and I love the fact that they also have meaning and purpose.
Thank you for inspiring us once again!
Love
Linda x

J and Z said...

ooo these are wonderful! i love the hanging fish one especially! i like the little wings you put on Mr. Slicky's stone...sweet...and the kitty witty...precious

you are such a thoughtful mom...

ooglebloops said...

That is such a sweet way to honor the kitty and the fish. We have little scalloped edging 'gravestones' in our pet cemetary- but they are so hard to decorate because of the rough surface. This is a much better idea!!

Robin said...

Such a beautiful way to honor the memory of your pets!! I think that rock for your front door is gorgeous and I love the shells and sea glass you added to it!

Jane said...

Love these decorated stones. We have already got a stone kit to decorate for Oliver. He is sick, so we've had 'the' conversation. We are planning a memorial rock in our garden too. May need to borrow your fish stamp when the Betta dies though ;-)

Virginia said...

Beautiful work!!

Fiona Whitehead said...

Lovely stones - and its nice to hear the stories behind them.

Lumilyon said...

So beautiful and inspiring. how did you get the stamps onto the rocks?

Kimmie said...

You can use the gel transfer technique (see the link to the challenge at ABAA) .... or cheat like me :)

I stamp on thin tissue paper and then glue it on with white glue and then coat it with white glue after 1st gluing is dried. This technique works great on any surface and it's quick and easy.

jams o donnell said...

I love the memorial to Mr Silly!

Jan said...

What a great idea - lovely fishy and kitty memorials

Rosemary said...

What a good job you did with your rocks - love kitty witty (they do bring out the whimsical in us, don't they?). I want to participate in this challenge but haven't gotten cracking on it yet.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Beautiful and SO sweet Kimmie! I always enjoy the thought and heart you put into creating! The seashells on the wire around the round got my wheels turning. We hauled home lots of wonderful shells again this year! Sorry about Slicky.

Jaqi said...

Ah , your examples are both great, what a brilliant idea to use them to remind you of your pets, thats lovely, Jaqi

Rosie said...

These are fab Kimmie! It's a brilliant way to immortalise or keep them in your heart and mind. And Kitty Witty is just adorable.