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Sunday, September 4, 2005

Illustration Friday, Theme: Roots

I drew this a while back - a gnome village built into the roots of a huge tree. I pass several trees that look move-in ready for a gnome family every day. Wish one day I'd walk by and notice a little door, or a window . . .

Thanks for all the great comments! I've uploaded a larger version so you can see the details - just click on the image.



Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

ohh nice colors! and cute lil gnomes.
ive always wondered how old big trees can be an open portal for another dimension... and my illo is kinda based on that idea too. (although not as cheery as your interpretation) 8)

7:18 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

I like your illustration. Only wish it was a little bigger so I could see the details. I too am captivated by gnarled roots, tree stumps and wild mushrooms, and how they look like they could be little fantasy homes for someone.

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...


10:22 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

I only wish I was a little smaller to see the details - and talk to the gnomes :) Looks magical!

1:48 AM  
Blogger PaintMonster said...

wao! great illustration!!!!

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Ginger *:) said...

So, you have the little fellows in your neighborhood too! They have been following us around as we moved from state to state and lo and behold, they have taken up residence here in NH as well. Did you know that sometimes when things go missing the gnome village may have a clue as to where they are. Not that the gnomes would actually TAKE anything, but they do sometimes borrow my scissors, reading glasses, and favorite drawing pen. But then they replace them later, just in a different place from where I KNOW I left them.
Your village is so inviting!

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Polar said...

I can feel the hustle and bustle of the gnomes as they hurry about their everyday lives :)

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lovely! you'll have to stick a doorknob in one of the knotholes, give the neighbourhood kids something to think about!

2:33 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Yay, the wee folk! Great stuff - thanks for the showing!

3:34 AM  
Anonymous Charlie said...

love it!

There was a long low wall that edged a tree lined grass bank when I was little that had a slanted top to it like a roof and now and then along it's length there were obtrusions that looked like little chimneys. I always believed that gnomes or fairies lived in there!
Mind I'm not sure that I don't believe it now ;)

3:23 PM  
Blogger carla said...

This is a wonderful, fanciful image...love the little people busily going about their lives. It started my day with a smile :>

5:34 AM  
Blogger knottydon said...

I could almost hear one singing, "The hills are alive with the Sound of Music" ;oP

I love to own a gnome now!

12:33 PM  

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