One day I gazed into a shallow stream and dreamed faces gazed back at me through the shimmering water. They seemed to come from another century.

I began to collect smooth river stones and to paint them with Victorian faces — a unique face and a unique personality for every stone.

I keep most of my painted stones in a large basket at home. A few are now for sale at the Vienna Arts Society shop in Vienna, Virginia.

© Sharon Craven Kinzer
Stones painted with Victorian faces © Sharon Craven Kinzer

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