FROM READERS: Columbia native starts public art project, This Is Your Rock

Friday, February 22, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST; updated 3:43 p.m. CST, Saturday, February 23, 2013

Dar Hosta James is an artist who writes and illustrates books and makes paintings. In her spare time, she paints small rocks and leaves them for passers-by to find. She keeps a blog, This Is Your Rock, to document the project. This post originally appeared on her blog. Dar grew up in Columbia where she attended Hickman High School and MU. She currently lives in New Jersey. She was in town in January to visit at Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School and a program at the Columbia Public Library.