CLYDE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — An eastern Michigan woman has started an art project by painting local scenes on various driftwood and rocks and placing them in different areas to create a scavenger hunt for residents.

About a half dozen pieces have been discovered as of Thursday in Heather Gierman’s “Abandoned Art Project,” the Times Herald ( ) reported.

“I’m just doing it because it’s fun,” said Gierman, 41.

After painting scenes such as lighthouses and the Blue Water Bridge, Gierman will place the piece somewhere, take a photo and post it on Facebook. The Clyde Township artist said anyone who finds a piece gets to keep it.

Fort Gratiot resident Margaret Faidley said she’s found two of the artist’s pieces so far.

“I think it’s awesome, I think it’s really cool,” she said. “It gets the community involved; it’s like a scavenger hunt.”

Faidley received a piece as a Mother’s Day gift from her daughter Nicole Williams.

“I think it’s amazing,” Williams said. “I think the woman (Gierman) needs some huge recognition for what she’s doing. It’s making people get off their butts and do something, plus the art is awesome.”

Gierman said the project is also to get people moving and outside to enjoy the area. She plans on abandoning art around the area throughout the summer.

“I’ve been here my whole life and I can’t get over how beautiful it is,” Gierman said.

Locations for Gierman’s art have included St. Clair, Marysville, Port Huron and Lexington.

Information from: Times Herald,

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