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Sunday, February 24, 2013

gnomes: the final chapter!

Alright, so as you have heard me tiresomely say for several days, I had an order for a LOT of gnome mugs, based upon somebody's internet search....she had come across gnome mugs I made 6 years ago.  So I made soooo many, some pictured here.
Me and gnomes?  I think they are a very funny joke.  I have made sculptures of Godzilla eating gnomes and other sculpture of gnomes making rude gestures.  But some people, you know, like them in the way that I like pigs or frogs, as simply a cute item.
I was remembering last week approx. 33+ years ago, a BIG hit, a HUGE book bestseller...GNOMES.  I never owned the book beofre but remembered seeing it everywhere, with good reason! It is beautifully illustrated and a funny "scientific" look at gnomes.  I found it online for a few bucks, a totally clean and new copy....it has amused me to read the book now, still funny and even more beautiful than I remember.  It is a little old fashioned in that Mr Gnome gets to wander off every day and do as he pleases and Mrs Gnome gets to stay home and clean diapers....

5 comments:

bartster said...

'sup gnomes? No I don't think that'll make it into the urban lexicon. The blue glaze is very striking!

Barbara R. said...

So cute. And Penny, bless her heart, is thinking where's a godzilla when I need one to eat this hat and let me go play? Great blue glaze...oh barster already said that. Well, me too. I actually read that book sometime.

Michèle Hastings said...

Whenever I think of gnomes, the French film "Amelie" comes to mind...
I do remember that book too!

Momma Fargo said...

So your gnome mugs are very cute. I do have to say that gnomes scare me and I think they are creepy, but I absolutely love your Godzilla eating a gnome. That is my favorite piece thus far, I believe!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

I used to have that book! I wonder what happened to it? Probably in a box in my parent's basement with my troll dolls. Cute mugs!

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