Rock painting workshop an inspirational delight

Singer, songwriter, painter and storyteller, Kym Gouchie delighted participants taking her rock painting workshop Saturday morning.

Singer, songwriter, painter and storyteller, Kym Gouchie delighted about a dozen participants taking a workshop with her on painting rocks Saturday morning at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre.

Kym, who lives in Prince George, is in Williams Lake this weekend as the guest musical artist opening for Marin Patenaude and the Follow Through band at their Safety Meeting concert Friday evening and tonight at the arts centre.

Both nights were sold out in advance.

Kym prepared everyone for the rock painting workshop by telling one of her stories about a about a well fed bear who had to dig hard to make his cave big enough for him to sleep in.

In so doing the bear dislodged a beautiful rock that took on a life of its own tumbling down Fox Mountain, into the Williams Lake River, then was mistakenly eaten by a salmon.

Then when the salmon was plucked up by an eagle the stone fell to earth where it caught her eye and imagination while she was out for a morning walk, and was inspired to paint its story.

All fiction she noted, but the story inspired the imaginations of the workshop participants, who all painted different pictures on their rocks and told interesting little stories to go with their work.