SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport grassroots organization is working to spread some joy around the community one rock at a time.
"Stuff like painting rocks brings people together and it also makes people really, really happy," said Kian Webb an 11-year-old artist.
The group called 318Rocks: The RedRocks project works to promote positivity throughout the Shreveport/Bossier and surrounding areas.
It was started by local artists & fellow moms Mimi Rankin Webb, Heather Blue Steele and Debbie Lynn Hollis.
"What gave me the idea is I ran into 901 rocks which is from Memphis, where I'm from and I loved the idea so much, I wanted to be a part of it," said Heather Steele.
According to their Facebook page, "We encourage everyone to go out and plant joy because we have become Art Farmers! Here you will discover creations, hints, and finds from other members. It's amazing watching our community come together to do great things and share happiness across the area!!! We believe and you're all showing that truly #318Rocks! with #REDROCKS!"
"This is a great way to basically spread joy and kindness and try to unite the arts community and the moms," said Mimi Webb.
The idea is to paint rocks with positive messages, colorful characters, or anything you'd like, and tag them with #318Rocks! / #RedRocks, and plant them throughout the community.
"You want to hide them in kind of obvious but a little bit hidden, because you have to search a bit but sometimes the work does pay off," said Kian.
Webb says the rocks hold more meaning than they do pounds.
"Were always looking to bridge that gap of isolation that moms feel and we have that gap in the community were trying to feel and whether it's through support groups, through art space initiatives like these .. there's always that way of forming a sense of community some how."