Tuesday, December 12, 2017


I wasn't aware of #GNOMEVEMBER until Nov 1 of this year. I saw Becky Cloonan retweeting a few other artists 'day 1' pieces of drawing a Gnome themed piece of artwork each day for the whole month. I was instantly hooked.

Caring for my Mom while also picking up the slack as Julia's ankle recovers from surgery made this a possible project- no long, over arching ideas or stories to tell, just a separate image every day. No consistency. Something I could pick up and set down as I was needed elsewhere in the house.

I decided to go the route of the Rien Poortvliet style Gnome from his Gnomes book with Wil Huygen (which the cartoon 'David the Gnome' was based on) but, hopefully adding in my own details and voice as an artist. Here are the finished 30 days of #GNOMEVEMBER!

Day 1: A Smoking Gnome

Day 2: A Garden Gnome

Day 3: A Lantern Gnome

Day 4: Resting with a Cardinal

Day 5: Gnome on the run

Day 6: Gnome Bowling

Day 7: A Young Lady Gnome

Day 8: Inspecting Spider Web

Day 9: Elder Gnome with Death's Head Moth

Day 10: Ceremonial Dance

Day 11: Siberian Gnome

Day 12: Playing the Lute

Day 13: Shingling the house

Day 14: A Woodcutter Gnome

Day 15: A Cook Gnome

Day 16: Dance!

Day 17: Hiding in the Berries

Day 18: Knight Gnome

Day 19: Oaken Staff Gnome

Day 20: A sprig of pine and a spot of tea

Day 21: Engagement
Days 22 & 24: King & Queen

Day 23: A Gnome & Her Marionette

Day 25: Spring Rabbit Dance

Day 26: Starting a Window

Day 27: Blue Jay Sleigh -or- Quite the Bird-en

Day 28: A Young (for a gnome) Gnome Artist

Day 29: Baby Gnome & Friend

Day 30: The End.

Some of these original pieces are still available for sale in my online store: http://mouseguard.bigcartel.com

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