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« on: January 29, 2009 10:39:37 AM »

This is how a bored English teacher spends her third consecutive snow day:



Plan A was to make a psychedelic lawn gnome (think Janis Joplin’s Porsche meets J.K. Rowling) inspired by some crazy earthy-hippie-celestial stationery I have … but then I noticed that my little concrete companion’s beard and bangs had kind of a leafy texture … and I adore the Green Man … so of course I had to scrap my original plans and go for a more mythical look.

The metallic paint on his hat, legs and feet sort of overpowered his face, so I added just a little iridescent glitter paint to his beard and eyes after I finished. Now he looks like what you’d get if RuPaul gave the Green Man a makeover. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

He still needs a coat of lacquer before he goes outside to keep an eye on the garden. I’m also thinking of picking up some crazy-looking ceramic mushrooms from Garden Ridge for him to tend.
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009 10:54:25 AM »

He's cute.  He'll look great in the garden.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009 11:09:24 AM »

Awesome job; although your 'psychedelic' lawn gnome idea would be really cool too! Smiley Smiley
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