Painting rocks has taken on a new meaning over the last few months for local rock hounds and young hunters. The Globe Rocks Facebook group, started in 2017, has seen a recent resurgence of rock enthusiasts painting rocks and hiding them around Globe-Miami for finding and re-hiding.
The Facebook page invites members to “get out and explore and keep your eye open for rocks.” Whenever a rock is found, the finder is asked to snap a photo of the rock and post it in the group so that the artist can see the finder’s smiling face. If the finder sees a rock that they feel connected with and can’t bear to part with, they are welcome to keep it.
“I think it’s a fun thing to do,” said rock painter Jennifer Rice. “My whole family enjoys taking part in the fun. Since, we’ve been spending a lot of time inside, it’s nice to get out and find some rocks.”
Copper Rim Elementary School recently put together a Rainbow of Hope for students and teachers that miss school. The Rainbow won a rock painting contest from the Facebook group. Globe High School also invited students to paint rocks and place them on the high school steps.
With over 3,000 members the group is painting and hiding rocks daily. Join by looking up Globe Rocks on Facebook. New members are always welcome.