Day Five: Make something using fruits or vegetables.
This worked out well because I had some fruit that was about to spoil. I turned it into a little gnome sculpture before putting it in the compost bin.
Materials: apple (for body), orange (for head, beard, and eyebrows), raisins (for eyes), scrapbook paper (for hat and shoes), Sharpie marker (to draw on a little smile), hot glue gun (to put it all together)
It was fun setting up a photo shoot for him on my desk. Very happy I didn’t injure myself with the hot glue gun (I have burnt myself badly in the past, glad that didn’t happen this time!)
Tomorrow: another gnome, in a different form
Day Four: Work with a collection (I skipped over the challenge for Day Four, but I will come back to it! This is technically the challenge from Day Five. Forgive me)
Since I am a gnome aficionado, I obviously have amassed a few:
The gnome in the Hawaiian shirt has come with me on a number of trips and vacations.
$3 gnome from Goodwill. I had to buy it. I keep meaning to give him a Portland makeover, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. Maybe I’ll be able to do that in a future challenge.
A page of gnome doodles. Some of these are super weird.
Materials: Nikon SLR camera, pen
Tune in next week for some more gnome-y goodness.
I’ve decided to begin a year of creative challenges! The theme will be gnomes, because I love gnomes.
We’ll see how long I can keep this up – I’m going to do my best to stay on top of the challenges.
Day One: Make something that fits in the palm of your hand
Now I have another gnome to add to my collection! He looks pretty good on my shelf.
Materials: cardboard, Prismacolor markers, ink pen, white acrylic ink & brush
Come back tomorrow for more gnome-y goodness.