Stone A beautiful book depicting the work of nature sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. Many of these are truly amazing!
Beach Stones There is almost infinite variety in the kinds of stones you can find while walking on the beach.
A Grain of Sand: Nature's Secret Wonder Magnificent book of close-up photos of individual grains of sand. A magical world waits within! An absolute favorite book.
The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World's First Artists Painting on stone is a very old business-- stone surfaces were probably the very first "artist canvases."
Shapes: Nature's Patterns: A Tapestry in Three Parts There are SO many patterns and shapes in nature, if only you take the time to LOOK!
Viking Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive) Many of the patterns on Alchemy Stones are inspired by Viking era patterns.
Painted Rocks One of the older-- and better-- guides to painting on rocks.
Cave Paintings and the Human Spirit: The Origin of Creativity and Belief We started painting to "express" what we felt; this is the "Alchemy" part.
The Crystal Bible Different "kind" of stones... but being a rock fanatic often leads to an exploration of crystals, as well. This is one of the BEST books on this topic.
Petroglyphs: Ancient Language/Sacred Art Although most early petroglyphs were "pictorial" rather than patterns, this can be an interesting source of inspiration.
Art of Rock Painting (Artist's Library Series) A decent introduction to painting on stones... but you really need to experiment.
Heart Stones A very pretty little coffee table book for a loved one.
Celtic and Old Norse Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive) Many of the patterns I see have their roots in Old Norse tribal culture.
Painting Houses, Cottages and Towns on Rocks There are lots of different things you can paint on stone... your imagination is the only limitation.
Painting on Stones Another decent introduction for those who want to try painting on stones... but aren't sure quite where to start.