Whispering Stones are beautiful hand painted stones that have inspirational messages written on the back. Each stone is one of a kind in beauty and energy.
WHISPERING STONES carry encouragement and reminders of just how strong and capable you really are. Not only are they beautiful and feel nice in your hand, they offer inner strength.
When you feel the message speak to you, you'll know that stone is meant for you or someone you know.
When your Whispering Stone no longer speaks to you, that'll be the time to renew its energy and give it to someone who needs it.
This is an interesting question. I got into painting rocks in a fun way. I finished writing and illustrating my children's book. After the project was completed, I felt lost, bored, and empty. I had nothing else to look forward to and engage my creative energy.
One day, I found a stone at the beach. It had a nice feel and weight to it, so I brought it home. Next thing I know, I'm drawing my main character of my book on the stone. My excitement and creative juices were once again lit up.
Several painted stones turned into several hundreds later. They started off as looking cute, just like my characters I created. Not long after, my art rolled into something kind of bright, colorful and pretty. My style changed.
My family supported me and encouraged me to keep going.
I continued to feed my curiosity, creativity and challenge myself by trying different techniques.
It's simple, really. When I am engaged in the final detailing stages of a stone, that's when I hear encouraging, inspiring and sometimes cheeky messages. If the messages ring true to me, chances are it'll speak to others.
I write meaningful messages on the back of the stone, hence, Whispering Stones by Theresa Moleski.
No, rocks are just one type of canvas I paint on. I like to paint on small glass stones, tiles, glass, plexiglass and of course stretched canvas.
I go for walks and find them. I also have had people bring me rocks, because they know I paint them.
Sometimes I go for drives and will stop on the side of the road to collect rocks.
Good question! I use pretty much any type of paint I can get my hands on. I've been known to use, spray, oil, enamel, dyes, acrylics, satin, metallic paint and yes, laytex paint. I try all sorts of paints and experiment with how well they work on stones. I also create my own base and colors by using various mica and clay.
They sure can. I even tested my Whispering Stones by putting them in the dishwasher. They held up beautifully. They will fade a bit over time.
#1) Each Whispering Stone takes its own time. It could be ten minutes or sometimes several days, depending on how many layers I'm working on.
The detailing stage takes the longest time because I hand write the message I hear. That takes time too.
#2) Not all my Whispering Stones are painted. Sometimes I do drawings in black permanent ink. Times vary depending on the complexity of the art and size of stone.
Gosh! I wish it were that easy. There are seven stages each of my stones goes through before it's complete.
No. I am particular about which stones I choose.
My stones are carefully chosen. I have to like the way they look and feel in my hand first. After the rock has been chosen, it goes through seven stages. It's like sending a great rock to "Theresa Moleski's Whispering Stones Spa." Lol!
First, I hand wash the rocks, then they get super cleaned and sterilized in the dishwasher.
From there, it's time to paint and create, finish and seal the stone with a clear sealant. The sealant helps preserve the artwork for years.
I deliver pretty much where I'm allowed to in the free world.
Many of my Whispering Stones have been purchased and then either packed up and taken to various countries around the world or taken back to wherever the customer's homeland is.
Lol! I love this question! In the beginning I painted stones in my basement. Now I have three dedicated art studios. One is on my back deck, another is in a huge shed, also in my backyard. I use a portion of the shed as my work area. My husband calls it,
"The Shed-E-O." Lol!
The third area is in my kitchen. I dominate a portion of it with my detailing stage.
Hmmmm... Interesting question!
Well, I love painting them, but I also love the detailing stage. There's also the marketing and meeting people and sharing the art that I call Whispering Stones. There isn't one stage I love more. Each stone is so different from the last, I am curious what the next one will be like.