Painted Rocks

Cool Family Fun!

I realize this blog post is totally frivolous and has nothing to do with dermatology, except maybe a warning about watching for poison ivy and poisonous insects while hunting painted rocks.  I’ll try to be more educational next time.  Next blog post will focus on the harmful effects of blue light on the skin, including blue light emitting from the screen where you are reading this post.   So cover your face and stay tuned for next week if you like the serious stuff.  If you like cool, cheap family fun, keep reading!

First of all, let me say that I am not often early to the game of exciting new trends.  I am usually way far behind. However, I think I am pretty early to the game of “Painted Rock Hiding” thanks to my daughter Lily and a good friend Missy Mohr.  Well, maybe not so early, the  Marion County WV Rocks (MCWVR) facebook page has 3500 followers!

On Sunday, we joined another friend to celebrate her birthday at Dairy Cream Corner.  (Did I mention that despite living in Fairmont for 12 years this was my FIRST trip to DCC – crazy!.)  While there, the kids were running around acting silly when my daughter Lily found something under a bench.  She ran up to us showing it and Missy immediately excitedly said… “You found a painted rock!”. And that is when the excitement began….   Always good to have children and cool friends to make life more interesting!  Introduction to DCC and painted rocks all in one day.

We started looking on facebook and indeed it was an official painted rock.  Surprisingly, there are a few local Facebook pages for this including:  Marion County WV Rocks (MCWVR) and Fairmont, WV Rock Painting (FWVRP).  Next we were heading up to South Ridge Church, so we thought we would rehide the rock there.  While there, we found two more rocks!  Now, this was getting fun.  Still unsure of the whole process, we just moved the two new rocks around then, but now I understand how it works.

It seems, anyone can paint a rock, hide it, post a picture and a clue of where it is hidden.  Anyone can find them.  Some rocks, like the first one we found, have a code letting you know what facebook page you can repost info about it on and who hid it.  The first rock we found also said to rehide it.  The second rocks we found did not include any of this info.  I think the first way is more fun because you can see who finds your rocks and where they travel.

Cheap, simple, outdoor fun!  Now that is a great fun addition to summer if you ask me.  And yes, we plan to paint some rocks this weekend and hide them!  Have you found or hid any rocks?

ALSO!  REMINDER!  We will be honoring and celebrating Cosmetologists and Beauticians at our Cosmetology night THIS WEEK.  Thursday  June 29th from 6-8PM.  Our special guest will be world renown makeup artist, Jeffrey Tasker.  For more details, see our facebook event page “Cosmetology Night” or call the office.  All are welcome!

This is a photo from when the first person hid the rock Lily found by accident.




Jeffrey Tasker




Personal Profile

Jeffrey is a highly experienced, creative and innovative makeup artist contributing his skills throughout the world.  After receiving his degree from the Makeup Institute of San Diego as well he has his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology.  He has worked throughout North America and eventually settled in New York for 12 years working with several projects. Jeffrey was employed by celebrity clientele, pageant contestants, models and tv personalities for outlets such as stage, runway fashion shows, tv, editorial magazines and award shows. He has also resided in L.A., Washington, D.C., Cleveland and most recently Houston now residing in Cumberland, MD.

  • Fashion Houses- Oscar de la Renta, Jenny Packham, Gucci, Yves St. Laurent, Pamela Roland
  • Fashion Department Stores: Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Sephora (U.S.), Rustans (Philippines) , Liberty, Harrods House of Fraser, John Lewis and Selfridges (London), David Jones and Meyer (Australia), Robinson Sukhumvit (Bangkok) and many others.
  • Artistry companies: Laura Mercier, Yves St. Laurent, Paula Dorf, Bobbi Brown, Prescriptives and Chanel.
  • Fashion Week in NYC, Houston, London, Paris and Tokyo
  • Television: Good Morning America, The Today Show, Sex and the City, Who Wants to be a Hilton and Oprah. His work has also been featured at the Grammys, Emmy’s and the Oscars.
  • Traveled throughout the world taking him to over 20 countries featuring his talent:             Tokyo, Thailand, South Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, London, Paris, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Stockholm, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Moscow and Sweden.
  • Magazines: Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, People, Nylon, Elle, Apple Daily and other magazines throughout the countries he has visited.
  • Pageants: Miss America Scholarship Program, Miss USA.
  • Youtube videos of various kinds of teaching, educating, his work and personality.

While he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and now working as a psychotherapist, he remains active in artistry on a part-time basis.

Cosmetology Night

June 29th 2017

Did you know that National Beautician and Cosmetology Day is in June?

In honor of all they contribute to our lives, we are hosting Cosmetology Night on June 29th, 2017 from 6-8PM.

As a dermatologist , I value and appreciate what all the ways that these professionals assist me.  I have had SO MANY PATIENTS referred for a skin cancer because their beautician, hair dresser or cosmetologists spotted it.  I am so thankful for all they do!   This event is geared toward Cosmetologists but is open to everyone.  Come and bring a friend!

Why should you come and what will we do?







Jeffrey Tasker is a world renowned makeup artist originally from Cumberland, MD.  His work has been featured in major runway fashion shows and publications including InStyle & Vogue.  He has also made appearances in numerous TV shows including Sex and the City, The Today Show, Oprah Winfrey, Good Morning America and Project Runway.  To see his full and amazing resume check out this link – Jeffrey Tasker Resume.