Sunday, August 14, 2011

Inspiration Stones.

Inspiration stones are stones with inspiring, positive statements or words written or engraved on them. Using positive affirmations and inspiring words, we can reinforce our positive thinking, reach goals, focus on important things, and even counteract the negative thoughts that may stream through our minds, sometimes unconsciously.
I've always liked the idea of inspiration stones, for me or to give as meaningful gifts. There is a huge variety of ready made ones, but if your budget doesn't allow you to purchase them, or you are a DIY kind of person as I am, you can easily make your own. Without breaking the bank and having much fun!
Yesterday, my hubby and I gave ourselves quality time together in the park, and while enjoying those special moments, we collected rocks to be transformed into inspiration stones.

When it was time to write down something on them, I just sat down quietely and let my thoughts flow freely... these statements and words came to mind, and I just recorded them onto the stones. No pressure to make them perfect, I was just enjoying the process.


There are many ways you can embellish your stones, I opted for a simple, white coat of gesso and a black felt- tip pen to write on them. I then sealed the writing with transparent spray paint. Easy peasy. But you can choose to make yours colored, with drawings, collaged, and on and on. Just play.

I so loved making these that I'm planning to make more, maybe with stones picked when we'll visit places we love, during relaxing or joyful moments etc. I believe that adds to the inspiration!
Monica x

15 comments:

  1. Such fine idea....love your stones.
    They give me inspiration....
    Fine new week

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  2. Monica.. all the quotes work for me:)

    Never thought of Gesso..grand idea!
    I have given stones..already made though..Love this idea.
    I just used the words Easy Peasy with Lucas last week..not 5 minutes later he repeated them in a sentence:) 6 yr olds love new ways to say things.
    I love new ways to see things.
    Thank you.

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  3. Dear Monica,

    Such a wonderful idea, love the inspirational stones you have designed.

    Happy week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  4. Wowwwww...this is nice !!!....love the idea !!...xxx...

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  5. This would be a really fun guestbook for a wedding! Pre-make the stones for your guests and let them decorate/write a message to the bride and groom on a stone?! They would be beautiful to display in someone's home afterwards too!

    http://www.BellaJoviality.blogspot.com

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  6. It's funny because I picked up a smooth stone yesterday to paint and decorate too. Love how yours turned out.

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  7. Hi Sweet Monica,
    I love these little treasures you have created! And I love that the thoughts are hand styled! Simply charming!

    Hope all is well with you, gal.
    Things here are hopping and are good!!
    Big hugs!
    Have a joyful week!
    Becky

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  8. It's so nice to see you posting again, Monica! And now I see what you have been up to... your inspiration stones are wonderful! What a fabulous idea, and how sweet that you and your husband collected them together! ;)

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  9. These are wonderful...love them all!! I was just thinking about painting rocks today in a bit different way. You've inspired me with yours...they are really perfect!
    ~Scarlett

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  10. Those are great!! Gesso is a great idea too!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  11. This is such a lovely idea.

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  12. Such a sweet idea, they are also really cute and would look fab in a bowl together :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  13. How fun! a great project to do with the kids and the big kids.
    You just have so much fun creating the neatest things to do.
    How are your hands?.
    Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth

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  14. Lovely inspiration stones, Monica, what a great idea !
    You're so creative !
    Hope all is well, wish you a nice evening !
    Hugs,
    Sylvia

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  15. What a fun project. Love the simple technique you used, so creative. Your photographs are amazing too!


    Love, Jody
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    thymeforhome.blogspot.com

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