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A WORLD OF

PAINTED STONE PEOPLE

By Claire Dunphy

"I have seen their spirits dance. Glide like moonlight"

For Children Everywhere

(even the grownup kind)

 

These stones are painted as a gift of love and thanks to the Planet Earth and the wonderful creatures who live upon it, including all of you.  Claire Dunphy with her granddaughter, Lucy and teacher Johnny Johnson at Athens, Georgia.

 

 

When Boy Scouts found this circle of birds in the woods, they decided to take it to a Forest Service building so more people could see it.  Toinyabe National Forest, Nevada

 

 

 

This man brought his cat to see the circle of animals.

Russia, Novo-Okalovo on the Volga River

 

 

 

 

People floating by were very surprised to see all these animals! White River near Gaysville, Vermont,

 

 

Children attending the Crow Fair, a big American Indian powwow and rodeo held in August.  Montana, The Crow Agency

 

 

Puerto Rico, Vieques, La Casa del Frances, Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi

 

 

 

 

A circle of buffalo.  Many people are helping buffalo to return to their old home on the Great Plains. Some buffalo live near this circle

South Dakota, Greengrass - Cheyenne River Branch of the Sioux Nation

 

 


PAINTED STONE LOCATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

STATE or COUNTRY

LOCATION

YEAR

ARIZONA

Navajo Nation

1998

CALIFORNIA

Twenty Nine Palms

1994

 

Santa Barbara

1994

CONNECTICUT

Fairfield

1992

 

Madison

1990

GEORGIA

Athens

2000

IDAHO

Targhee National Forest

1992

KANSAS

Medicine Lodge

1996

 

Medicine Lodge

2000

MICHIGAN

Upper Peninsula

1998

MINNESOTA

Burntside Lake

1994

 

Marine-on-St. Croix

1990

MONTANA

Ekalaka

1996

 

Crow Nation

1993

 

Bear Paw Mountain

1990

NEBRASKA

Merritt Lake

1996

NEVADA

Toiyabe National Forest

1992

NEW YORK

Boiceville

1991

 

New York City

1990

NORTH DAKOTA

Lake Metigoshe

1990

OHIO

Fulton

2000

OKLAHOMA

Osage Forest

1996

OREGON

Siskiyou National Forest

1993

 

Gold Beach

1993

 

Oregon Dunes

1993

 

Butte Falls

1993

 

Halfway

1992

SOUTH DAKOTA

Sioux Nation

1993

 

Sioux Nation

1989

 

Sioux Nation

1990

 

Sioux Nation

1991

 

Sioux Nation

1992

 

Ellsworth Air Force Base

1991

UTAH

Kanab

1992

VERMONT

Gaysville

1991

WASHINGTON

Seattle

1995

 

Quileute Nation

1993

 

Makah Nation

1993

 

Okanogan Forest

1993

WYOMING

Big Horn Mountains

1998

 

Alpine

1990

BALI

Nyuh Kuning

1999

 

Ni Nyoman Takon

2000

 

Garden View Cottages

2000

SANUR Depasar

Pura Hyang Sangkur

1995

CANADA

British Columbia

1995

 

British Columbia

1995

 

British Columbia

1998

 

Canadian High Arctic

1989

PUERTO RICO

Vieques

1992

RUSSIA

Novo-Okalovo

1997

THAILAND

Chiangmai

1995

WILL YOUR AREA BE NEXT TO HAVE A PAINTED STONE CIRCLE?

 

SECRET WISH

 

I have a wish

I'd like to share.

Really wanna tell ya,

but do I dare?

 

Could it be you wish

the same as me?

 

Well, here I go...

Now you're gonna know.

 

I wish, I wish, I wish, I wish

I wish I had a tail!

A long tail, short tail,

fuzzy wuzzy bushy tail.

 

A whale tail, a whale tail

ringtail, bobtail

wiggle waggle curly tail

A snail tail, a snail tail.

 

If I had a tail like a monkey's,

I would swing in the trees

If I had a tail like a kangaroo,

I'd bound from the ground,

just like they do!

 

If I had a tail like a long haired cat,

I'd wrap it around me and

purrrrr just like that!

 

If I had a tail like the beaver does,

I'd paddle up the river beyond,

build my house on the edge of the pond.

 

A tail can be useful most anywhere.

A tail can be helpful, here and there.

 

But most of all it could be fun.

I bet you wish, you wish, you wish you could grow one!

 

A minky tail, dinky tail, flippy floppy slinky tail!

A whale tail, a whale tail

scratchy tail, itchy tail

prickly porcupiney tail!

 

A tail can be useful most anywhere.

A tail can be helpful, here and there.

But most of all it could be fun.

 

I wish, I wish, I wish,

I wish I could grow one!

 

Could it be true, you'd like one too!

 

1999 Claire Dunphy, "The Secret Life of Animals"

 


 

PAINTING ON ROCKS FOR KIDS

By Lin Wellford and Maryjo McGraw

Lin Wellford, the original "rock artist" shows kids how to create amazing creatures, incredible toys and wild gifts for their friends and family. All it takes is some paint, a few rocks and a little imagination! Easy-to-follow pictures and instructions show kids how to turn stones into everything from racecars and lizards to teddy bears and flowers!  They'll learn how to draw each design on a rock with a pencil, then paint the details in whatever colors they choose. Kids can decorate their rooms, make doorstops or bookends, or just paint something for fun. They can make each project look just like the real thing or wild and wacky. The choice is theirs-and so is the fun!  Lin Wellford is the author of five bestselling books and has painted more then 650 rocks during her career as a "rock artist." She lives in Green Forest, Arkansas. F & W Publications, May 2002, Soft Cover, 64pp.  $15.95

Proceeds from book purchases go to support the nonprofit, cultural, educational and religious purposes of the Manataka American Indian Council.  Thank you for your support.

Notice: Occasionally books may be discontinued or out of stock without prior notice. With written permission, your order may be filled from the 'shelf'.  Shelf books are new, but some may be slightly discolored or sale tags may be still attached. Fulfillment rate: 98.6%.


 

 

THE ART OF PAINTING ANIMALS ON ROCKS 

Lin Wellford, Jennifer Pfalzgraf (Editor), Pam Monfort (Photo) Designed by Sandy Conopeotis

Wellford shows how to turn humble stones into charming "rock pets". This hands-on, easy-to-follow book offers a menagerie of fun projects. F & W Publications, August 1994, Soft Cover, 119pp. $29.95

Proceeds from book purchases go to support the nonprofit, cultural, educational and religious purposes of the Manataka American Indian Council.  Thank you for your support.

Notice: Occasionally books may be discontinued or out of stock without prior notice. With written permission, your order may be filled from the 'shelf'.  Shelf books are new, but some may be slightly discolored or sale tags may be still attached. Fulfillment rate: 98.6%.


PAINTING MORE ANIMALS ON ROCKS

Lin Wellford has introduced thousands of people to the unique magic of transforming ordinary rocks into imaginative works of art. The fun continues in this book as Lin takes "rock artists" through 13 more acrylic painting projects. Step-by-step instructions show how to create frogs, penguins, field mice, foals, bears, wolves and other colorful creatures. 318 illustrations, 290 in color. Size D. 128 pp. 25,000 print. F & W Publications, January 1998, Soft Cover, 128pp. $29.95

Proceeds from book purchases go to support the nonprofit, cultural, educational and religious purposes of the Manataka American Indian Council.  Thank you for your support.

Notice: Occasionally books may be discontinued or out of stock without prior notice. With written permission, your order may be filled from the 'shelf'.  Shelf books are new, but some may be slightly discolored or sale tags may be still attached. Fulfillment rate: 98.6%.

 

 

 

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