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I haven’t decided if we’ll have a prize on August 29, which will depend on how well Gnomadic Gardeners is doing in the Kickstarter.
Gnomes in the News
A resident of Bushkill Township in Pennsylvania has created a Gnomedom of “approximately two dozen gnomes, miniature houses, animals and accessories” that you can see by driving past his home on Creamery Road. Read more
It’s a shame, but there are some who think garden gnomes demonstrate aesthetic “bad taste,” according to a new article — which also provides a fun and interesting review of gnomes’ history as decorative pieces. Read more
Some clever wag planted a pair of gnomes at the bottom of a Swiss Lake, which startled the diver who found them. Newsweek also mentions another set of gnomes that had previously existed in a UK lake. Read more
Free games: Find the Gnome
Likewise, you can also go on a gnome hunt inside the Stranger Things series of game apps. I haven’t tried those games, though.
An AI generated these animations from illustrations of the Gnomadic Gardeners card game — taking gnome creepiness a couple levels higher!
Based on past examples of art and associated words, Midjourney accepts a textual description including, optionally, the name of an artist or artistic style. It then will try to draw that scene. I can imagine using this tool someday for conceptualizing compositions. Here are a few samples of art that it has generated for me.
Ralph McQuarrie art of Valkyrie enchantress
Phalanx of gnomes hiding under trees
Louison France sovereign oak (upscaled)
Enjoy this collection of gnome pictures gleaned from the corners of the web…
I’d like to post a collection of handmade gnomes here. If you’d like yours included, please email me.
What would the gnomes be without their enchanted animal friends? Sad. They would be sad. And a little lonely.
June 21 was Gnome Day
Celebrate Gnome Day in your own way! It’s never too early to start planning for 2023…
- See if your local community garden, like South Coast Botanic Garden, might host a gnome-scavenger hunt.
- Run your own scavenger hunt by hiding gnome tokens in a public park for other people to find, as one artistic mom has done.
- Perhaps give some recognition to those gnomes in your life, who do chores that nobody else wants, as Wikipedia has done.
- Moreover, you can sponsor a gnome-related event at your local Chamber of Commerce.
- Finally, you can always shop for some gnome paraphernalia, if you don’t have enough (can you ever have enough?)
In 2017, little gnome Seneca appeared in this delightful video…