“Art, Rocks!”? WTF are they about?


I started to draw on ocean rocks in 2010. The first rock I drew on and left was at Pebble Beach in Rockport, Ma.

I heard a couple of songs on the radio while I was sketching down there. They were “Message in a Bottle” and “Take Me I’m Yours”. It was found a week later. I got a nice email from the finder so I started to do more. some I got responses and some not and I got some very touching emails from the finders.

I got an email the other day after I left one at the Fort Playground. She was wondering what was this about. She wanted to know if she had to; Return it, leave it somewhere else or pay for it.

We have a few more new readers of GMG since 2010 and I thought everyone who has read GMG knew what this “Art, Rocks!” thing was about.

So here is the answer, I think.

When I go for a ride and the mood hit’s me, I’ll stop by one of my favorite locations around Cape Ann and draw the scene in front of me with a Sharpie Marker. I leave my email address on it in case anyone would want to say they found it. They always have the “Art, Rock’s!” wording on them. Anyone can go look for them and there is no catch, nothing to buy, just keep it if you like, send an email and/or photo to share if you like there is no obligation to do that.

I hope this explains WTF is an “Art, Rock’s!” Rock. If anyone else can explain it beter be my guest please.

Here are some photos and links to some “Art, Rock’s!” posts.













9 thoughts on ““Art, Rocks!”? WTF are they about?

  1. From a proud owner – what they are, are found treasures. Mine is on the mantel in my Gloucester room. It is a brilliant idea, Paul, to spread a bit of happiness. ❤️


  2. All the above! 🙂 A spirit keeper – that reminds you that even the hard ocean hitting them stones they roll with the flow 🙂 “Beat’s love letter’s in the sand they wash away! Mom told me when I was a little squirt my brother made a sand castle and I keep trying to fill the moat with a strawberry crate which holes she said I kept trying – felt sorry for me and told me to use my plastic pale why tell me after 3 attempts yep holes leaked out. On got A for effort but an F-for filling moat with strawberry crate 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂



  3. OOPs wrong one song – guilty as charged thanks Paul! Great history and thanks for the lanes cove side dad put his dory when we go out lobster pot pulling – funny thing he was scared of the water and not a good swimmer…:-) Dave


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