I wear two hats with different names: Madison Woods when I’m wearing the artist hat, Roxann Riedel in real life and real estate. I'm a rock-smashing paint-making artist & a sales agent for Montgomery Whiteley Realty. Hailing from the wild Ozarks in Kingston, Arkansas where my husband and I work toward a sustainable lifestyle.

You can text or call to reach me by either name (see above):
(479)409-3429, or email madison@wildozark.com

Little Rock Pile on the Counter

When I walk around out here, I’m always finding rocks that I like for some reason or other. Sometimes, it’s a good pigment source. Sometimes, there’s a fossil imprint I like. If it’s small enough, it comes home with me and I add it to my little rock piles on the counter.

Now, a person can’t keep adding rocks to the pile indefinitely. It would take up the whole space, and it would get pretty heavy. But, I do admit, I’m guilty of doing that sometimes. Usually Rob makes a comment that gives me the idea that it’s time to put them out.

When it feels like ‘enough is enough’, I’ll gather them all up and take them out to my garden. I put the ones I’m pretty sure I’ll use on my rock-smashing rock.

This is where I do the preliminary breaking of rocks that I’m going to use for making paint.

The rest go into the walls of my garden retainer beds. If I need one, I can usually find it sooner or later.

Current Rock Pile

Here’s my assorted rock pile on the counter as of today. There’s an old bone fragment there, too. It’s getting close to the ‘need to take it outside’ point.



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