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« on: January 30, 2010 10:03:29 AM »

This is what happens when I have a snow day and can't get the hippie wagon out of the driveway. Some people scramble to make sure they have milk and bread before an ice storm. I scramble to make sure I have craft supplies -- in this case, paint and lawn gnomes:









If you look closely at the back, you can tell that poor little Jerry was either jostled or squished after being unmolded, because his butt is all caved in on one side, and his torso is sort of twisted. In retrospect, I probably should have given him a Salvador Dali mustache and painted melting watches and vaguely obscene insects all over his clothes, but I think the psychedelic paint job (inspired by a cosmic Dancing Bear bumper sticker I bought the other day) does a decent job of disguising his deformities.

Come spring, I'll station him in a bed of scarlet begonias. Cool
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010 03:26:01 PM »

Usually I don't care that much for gnomes but this one changed my mind. I think he is very cool!  Cool  I would love to have one like that!
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010 04:48:02 PM »

Thanks! I'm not sure why, but I developed an obsession with lawn gnomes about a year ago. They're so weird and tacky, they just beg to be customized, y'know?
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010 04:12:48 PM »

I think gnomes are great! I have a few myself. None as cool as yours, of course.  Wink I really like the colors you chose.
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2010 06:38:03 AM »

I LOVE this!!!  I have one in my flower bed that is about 1 1/2-2' tall and he's terribly faded.  I think I may take this as inspiration for him!!  He's right below a sign that says "Hippys must use back door.  No exceptions!" so I think it would fit right in perfectly!!!   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2011 06:47:29 PM »

bumping this one too!

these are amazing! I have a question not sure if it will get answered but were these already painted and you painted over them?

I have a couple that my mom made in ceramics years ago, (but their child gnomes) and I have been debating whether or not to repaint them. she passed away years ago and you know well she painted them, don't want to lose that KWIM?
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2011 07:08:11 AM »

A couple of the KISS Army gnomes were painted a solid bronze color when I got them (not sure what that was about), but the rest were plain. Prepainted would probably be easier, because you'd have a better idea of what you were painting -- those sculpted shapes get a little abstract sometimes, y'know?
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