Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I was so happy to see my friend Ann Bremer when we were both visiting Asheville a few weeks ago and meet her delightful husband, Fred. Last year at the Gathering, Ann bought one of my gnomes for him. And I could tell he must have a great sense of humor, when she chose the one holding a skunk.
Of course there's a story behind that- when I was a kid, my Dad had a skunk for a pet. His name was Hercules (the skunk, not my dad). Herc was a fun little fella who had been "de-scented" for the most part and acted kind of like a cross between a cat and a dog for a long time. We would pick him up and carry him around and take him for walks. So it's a good skunk that this gnome is holding.
Anyhow, Fred was so kind to send me this picture of his gnome, which I think is great. According to Ann, the gnome must be of the traveling gnome clan, because this one doesn't sit still and has his photo taken in a variety of places.
If you need a traveling gnome of your own, please contact me. I'd be happy to make you one- even without a skunk. (Usually they are holding a bird, a magic ball or even a dog.) And I think there might be one in my StudioMarcy Etsy shop right now too.