Cori Kindred Rock Collections

by Grace Bonney

Today is a day full of fresh starts and monumental lessons in patience. Both with fixing and tweaking all the issues with the new site (thank you for your feedback, we’re working on everything) and learning to work on a new computer while mine is slowly repaired after being ruined by my decision to drink water in bed late at night. One of the things that makes me feel most relaxed and calm when I’m stressed is focusing on natural elements. Whether it’s the tree outside our windows or the tiny patches of green I’ve brought inside the house. They always feel stabilizing and grounding. And nothing makes me feel more grounded and calm then rocks. I had a crush on a boy who loved geology growing up and long after that passed I found myself continuing to enjoy rock collections and the amazing worlds of color and shimmer that could live inside such a tiny object. Mixed media artist Cori Kindred shares my love of these tiny geological worlds and curates them into “rock collections” on Etsy. Each one is organized and grouped inside a vintage box and tagged with words written on a typewriter. Whether you buy these carefully selected collections or use the idea to inspire your own rock hunting and arranging, there’s something special about elevating something so small and relatively unassuming to the level of artwork you’d place on a wall. I hope it inspires anyone looking up to take a moment to look down and see what sort of beauty is kicking around their feet. Click here to check out (and shop) Cori’s work online. xo, grace

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