Painted rocks in all shapes and sizes have cropped up along walking trails, in parks, near landmarks and outside local businesses. Some bear small masterpieces, the painters clearly talented artists; others display a single word, such as hope, peace, dream or love. Still others are the work of young children, emblazoned with a smiley face, a rainbow, a lopsided heart.
On the back of most of the rocks is the name of a Facebook group, and the finder is encouraged to post a picture there and then re-hide the rock for someone else to find. Some rocks also have individualized hashtags, which, if included in the post, allows the painter to follow their rocks’ travels. Some rocks are anonymous.
If you find one of our rocks or just want to show off one of your favorites email us a picture of it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post a picture on Facebook using the hastag #jgdlaw and #850rocks.