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About Project Happy Rock

The story behind Project Happy Rock by Claire Massingham

Project Happy Rock

My obsession with rocks

As a child I had an obsession with collecting rocks. I loved rocks of all kinds whether they were garden rocks, beach rocks, gem stones, granite, slate or quartz. I didn’t care what they were I was just fascinated with them. I am amazed I didn’t end up being a geologist!

I remember having a special wooden box for my rocks. The box had individual compartments in it so I placed cotton wool in each compartment and lovingly nestled my rocks in each one. I would often get out my box and just stare at my beautiful collection.

I loved colouring in

I also loved colouring in as a child. I had numerous colouring books and my set of Fabre Castell colouring pens were never far from my side. I entered into colouring competition on a regular basis and would often win them. I also went through the craze of Hobbytex. Are you old enough to remember that craze! Oh how I loved colouring in the designs on t-shirts, table cloths, tea towels and handkerchiefs. I was beside myself with excitement when mum said I could buy a new paint colour or a new design to colour in.

It’s no wonder then that I have embraced and immersed myself in the latest craze of painting rocks.

I haven’t drawn or painted anything since I was a child and it was during a retreat in Noosa in Oct 2017 that I was encouraged to tap into my creativity more. So during the 2017-2018 Christmas break I set myself the project of painting rocks.

The result was a whole lot of joy and a whole lot of happy rocks.

Project Happy Rock

Sharing my happy rocks

Inspired by The Abundant Love Project and also as a flow on from Project Happy Letter I decided that I would share my happy rocks with others by placing them around the community for people to find and keep.

Happy rocks are my way of spreading happiness and sharing my love of creating with the world.

If you happen to find a happy rock please feel free to keep it. Hopefully it will be a reminder to you to keep colouring the world with your happiness.

If you feel so inclined I would love you to post a picture of your happy rock find on either my FaceBook page or to your Instagram page and mark it with #projecthappyrock. It’s a wonderful way to keep the happiness vibes flowing.

Lastly if you think you might like to have a go at painting a happy rock yourself and sharing it with the world click here to learn how you can get started.

Be happy, colour the world.

Claire