Tex New Mex Rocks

Oh my goodness!  I’m so caught up in this new hobby.  I’m not always one to jump on the bandwagon, but this one grabbed me and wouldn’t let go.

Here’s the quick story.   My cousin moved to Ohio and found a painted rock at the library.  She kept telling us about this rock thing.  Then another cousin and my aunt went to visit her, and they got hooked on painting and hiding rocks.  So when they got home to Eastern New Mexico and West Texas, they got the rest of the family hooked, and started this Facebook group… Tex New Mex Rocks.

It’s a phenomenon that’s sweeping the nation.  There are rock groups everywhere doing this same exact thing.  Paint rocks, hide rocks, find rocks, share on Facebook, repeat, repeat, repeat.  It’s just the sweetest “random acts of kindness” thing, and it’s with absolute delight that I’ve watched our group grow.  My cousins started our FB group in March, and in less that 3 months we’re well over 5000 members!

So many things I love about it.  Great stress release for me.  I’m not much of an artist, but I’m happily content to splash out some paint and create a little cat on a rock.  Then it’s wonderfully fun to put it out somewhere in town for a random passer-by to find.  Painting around a table with family and friends of all ages is marvelous, and that’s taking place all over America in these groups!  

I know how fads come and go, but I sure hope this one stays around for a long, long time.  


30 Responses to “Tex New Mex Rocks”

  1. Lisa Garcia says:

    Found rocks at reststop at Portalis!

  2. Lisa Garcia says:

    Will rehide at different location!

  3. Sandy says:

    That’s great!

  4. Alma Boothe says:

    Found a rock at pistacholand in NM going to take it to another state

  5. Sandy says:


  6. Kanan says:

    Found a minion rock at playground in Farwell Tx. Cute!

  7. Selina says:

    found a rock at Murphy USA in Amarillo Tx.

  8. Jicky Sandow says:

    Found a rock at Elephant Bar in Albuquerque , New Mexico. It’s going to another state!

  9. Bernice Crispin says:

    Found a cute funny face rock at De Baca Family Clinic, Fort Sumner New Mexico.

  10. Linda Ross says:

    Found a painted rock on Welcome to Colorado sign! We were leaving Chama, NM. first I’d heard of this and now I want in! It’s leaving state 🤔

  11. Brandon Smith says:

    Found a New England Patriots rock outside the gym on Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis, NM.

  12. Joy Gale says:

    I found a rock at the rest area on 40 before Albuqueque NM its going to Michigan

  13. I found this cutie in one of our flower pots in front of the saylon 🙂

  14. Sandy says:

    So happy to see all these comments on rocks being found far and near! Please remember to go to the Facebook page of Tex New Mex Rocks and post your findings there!

  15. misty davis says:

    My daughter found a very cute fairy garden rock today, in Lubbock Texas

  16. misty davis says:

    she has a very detailed fairy garden, and would love to keep the rock…..is that ok?

  17. Sandy says:

    In the group we always hope that kids (and adults too) will eventually hide the rock again to keep spreading the kindness! I hope you and your daughter will join in the fun and paint some rocks to hide. Be sure to go post in the Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TexNewMexRocks/

  18. Genia Williams says:

    August 9,2017 I found 2 rocks on the window seal at my job in Longview Texas Dollar Tree SW Loop at 7:15 one is a yellow smiley face with sun glasses the other one has eyelashes with the mouth on it. Planning to mail to my cousin in West Virgin have a wonderful place to hide them there. 🙂

  19. Armando Cardenas says:

    Found a rock with bible verse, 1 Cor. 13, at a car wash in Plainview, TX. Will hide somewhere else.

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  21. Sandy says:

    Please share your finds in the Facebook group! Thanks!

  22. Barbara says:

    Found a rock in canyon tx walmart while camping I’m going to rehire it later today

  23. I found #m3 in Artesia Nm

  24. Karen says:

    Found rock at Ute Lake Motor Inn in Logan NM

  25. David says:

    Found a Lil Alien rock in Walmart on redbox I n Portales, how fun and cute. Made us smile.

  26. Sandy says:

    Please share your finds in the Facebook group! Thanks!

  27. Kern Gerthrie says:

    my daughter found this near Texarkana AR!.

  28. Ally says:

    Found rock at gas station in Eunice! Will rehide. 😁

  29. Found a very different rock that I was gonna keep cause it caught my attention didn’t know ,but I found it off Avenida Chavez and Broadway I hid it back though…

  30. Sandy says:

    I’ve loved seeing all the comments! Love this group! All future comments should be placed on Facebook at this link. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TexNewMexRocks/ So glad you’re all enjoying the group!