I used to find a lot of really cool stones by a river in New Jersey and paint them. I haven't found any around here that are irregular AND smooth to paint so instead I just do decoupage or quick one's for found art.
In the bowl is Orson Wells, Chuck Close, and Edith Sitwell. Can you tell which one's?
There is a Greek myth that when Zeus sent a deluge as punishment for human wickedness Deucalion and his wife, Pyrrha, were saved in an ark. When the flood waters subsided, Themis instructed them to repopulate the earth and said, “With veiled heads and loosened robes throw behind you as you go the bones of your great mother.” They took this to mean stones of the mother earth. As they cast the stones behind them those thrown by Deucalion became men and those thrown by Pyrrha became women. It is from this that they say the hardness of our race is considered the living proof of its own origin.