If you had a childhood anything like mine, you would have painted your fair share of rocks. As I grew up though, painting rocks became a hobby of the past. Like many past times we enjoy as children, it slow faded from our lives as we moved on to more “grown up” activities. Just like the recent resurgence of coloring in the adult community, painting rocks has it’s own set of health benefits.
One of the new breakout activities that will be offered at Harmony Health and Wellness Retreat in 2018 is Lake Superior Rock Painting led by Sonora Byrd. Sonora will be collecting the rocks from the shores of Lake Superior and helping engage each of us in thoughtful, meditative painting that will leave a lasting impression on us.
I will be guiding a meditative art session using Lake Superior stones and painting pens where all participants can use their own creativity to create a stone they can hold in the palm of their hand, keep on display, put their garden or carry with them for a simple reminder of the power of prayer.