Thursday, March 8, 2012

stacked stones


if you happen to find yourself in the mountains (and maybe hiking up grandfather mountain in north carolina), you may come upon a little stream that's surrounded by really large rocks......and on those rocks you might see some sweet little towers of stacked stones that were left by previous hikers.





and then you can draw a little sketch of them in your favorite journal to help you remember all the fun you had that day (and how you somehow managed to get your choco-hips up that mountain, even though you were huffing and puffing the entire way.....).


{supplies:  koi watercolors,  waterbrush, pitt pens, 3B graphite pencil}




19 comments:

Kelly Warren said...

I climbed Grandfather Mountain years ago! I still have the pictures tucked away somewhere, back before digital. Your journal captures the stones perfectly.

Jeanette said...

Lori! What a lovely depiction of those beautiful stones! I have a pixie version of stacked stones from various excursions sitting on my window sill in my studio! Now I can look at them with a new filter. God bless those choco-hips!;). Thanks for the chuckle. Happy Friday Eve to you! xoxo, Jeanette

Isabel said...

Loving these beautiful journal pages:O) Awesome

Charmingdesigns said...

lovely!

Margaret said...

Lovely! And well done on climbing the mountain, it takes me all my time to climb the stairs hehehe

I've just put my first journal page on my blog. It's not freehand though, just some of my rubber stamps

Margaret xx

Lana said...

Does driving up Grandfather Mountain and walking across the bridge count? ;)

Love your artwork, Lori!

Linda Pruitt said...

Thanks for the memories! It brought up my season of backpackiing in the Sierras. Many times we came upon stacked stones to mark the way. Good times!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

You and your "choco hips" look like you all had a good day drawing this. I love it!! My cookie hips need a fix!!!

Michelle O'Connor said...

beautiful, Lori! super photo and I love how you translate the imagery in your journal drawings. So inspiring

ellie said...

lovely as always!
we seem to be haunting the same places...are you in nc?
your mountain range painting/photo looked like my view when i went to the mountains a few weeks ago.
thanks for being the awesomely awesome you!

Rebecca Trump said...

What a wonderful way to record a memory! I love that you draw your adventures :) I'm lucky to snap an iphone pic :/ LOL! Beautiful!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

I Love your sweet art....you sweetheart.

Sandi said...

you have captured them so beautifully. Hugs

pambelina said...

I was researching those type of stones for a book once and they're called cairns or cairn stones. Isn't that a lovely name for them? I enjoy your blog so much. Thank you!

Claire M said...

I really like finding stacked rocks, and also collecting and stacking my own rocks. I guess I'm a touch and feel sort of person and I like feeling the texture of the rocks and looking at the colors etc. Fun idea to try to draw a stack.

katie purcell said...

Saw this on my recent visit to Jackson Hole. It was one of my favorite things. Took lots of pictures. Now, you have inspired me to sketch them.!

nancybabb said...

Hey Ms. Lori!
LOVE THE STACKED STONES!

I did a blog post about stacked stones (from the Bible) some time back here:

http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8522471956982147641#editor/target=post;postID=5365233866282077297

take care
always lurking :-)
nancy b.

*Bella Bliss* said...

Hello Lori,

It is nice to meet you!
That drawing is very well done...
You really inspire me!

I LOVE to do art as well in my favourite journal!

Sounds like you had a lot of fun... Have a great day!

Ciao Bella!

Bella Bliss

Sophia said...

Stones...you know, I had my very first body massage last week and they used hot stones on my back. TOTALLY cool. haha. Was surprised how great it all felt....not just physically but emotionally when I got up and left. Whoa. :)

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