Happy Stones (take a friend home)

A while back up in the foothills of the BlueRidge I drew on a couple smooth rocks. Earlier in my life I had painted a big round rock that used to sit on my grandpa’s driveway. Now it rests in my parents front yard surrounded by ferns.

Recently I was asked by House of Current, an Atlanta based agency, to create 100 smiling stone folks to hand out to attendees of an event. The event was the groundbreaking for a new development on the Atlanta BeltLine called Edge. Edge is a creation of  North American Properties. I had worked with them before — as they own Colony Square, where I also have painted.

Unfortunately, the rain created muddy roadside floods but we had a good event under a big fancy tent. After a little bit of talking and celebration, no one minded the rainy day wash-outs anyway.

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The other day I was approached by Bill Kaelin Marketing . They also asked me to create 100 happy rock faces for a similar event. This was to be the grand opening of a new development called MillWorks. There was no rain at this painted stone giveaway but there was a band, music, food, drinks and lots of happy folks. I enjoyed all the conversations explaining what I was doing there with 2 tables covered in smiling stones. Actually some rocks were not smiling as I made a few smirks and sneers but you can’t please everyone all the time.

Thanks to my wife Maria for helping me with these projects. Also, a big thanks again to Bill Kaelin Marketing and House of Current for hiring me for these unique jobs. Handing out hundreds of happy rocks for a living is an interesting and unexpected concept, but I will take it.

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see you soon,
Kyle BlackCatTips Brooks



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