Gnome Sweet Gnome

I have not been particularly attracted to Gnomes but stumbled upon images that inspired me to explore them as a subject for a greeting card. After some research, I have become intrigued by these magical, mythical creatures of good will, mischief and above all nocturnal protectors of gardens. I was smitten by: “nocturnal protectors.”

My lawn has been overrun by Moles and Cricket Moles. I can’t walk out to my garden without sinking into the lawn. I’ve had lawn treatments for the cricket moles and have used mole repellant sonic stakes to no avail. In fact, I can’t even find where I inserted the stakes. Is it possible the Moles have taken off with them? I am at my wits end.

My last resort is to go the mystical route. I am not one for cutesy lawn ornaments but I have my sights set on some fiercely cute Gnomes for my garden. Fingers crossed that by spring, the Moles at least will have moved on.

In the meantime, creating and sharing this little guy has been joyful. Happy Fall.

Published by Helena

After a diverse career in Corporate America, I am freeing myself of a ton of ego traps; chief among them is "perfectionism." Watercolor, when left to its own devices and imperfections seems to create something more beautiful than intended. I am still a student and love the learning journey. Sharing that with friends and family in the form of greeting cards, has been a surprise filled with joy.

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