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 you know how I love 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.

Does anybody else* find it pathetic that I used a perfectly good snow day to turn an innocent lawn gnome into an English-folklore-inspired drag queen?


*Besides Ron, I mean. His response, upon seeing my new friend, was: “Oh, my God. That’s just scary.”

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6 Responses to Gnome

  1. Brooke says:

    I love him. I think the glitter beard sets off his eyes perfectly.

  2. Sara says:

    I love him almost as much as I loved the Wild Things shoes. Perfect way to spend a snow day!

  3. jeffrey says:

    He looks fabulous!

  4. Brigid says:

    He is a little scary, and I mean that in the best way possible. I’ll have to show this to a craft friend. She loves gnomes.

  5. mel says:

    I so love this I am painting all mine this way

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