|Poor little damaged Garden Gnome!|
|What a cheap, mass produced paint job, no personality at all!|
I decided to fix him and give him a new lease on life in my garden. I took pictures of Jasper's journey and I will complete this later.
|I mixed up some concrete and filled up his little body. This will give him more strength to last out there in the garden.|
|Now he is solid and the hole in his head is patched. I think his hat looks like a flowerpot now, doesn't it?|
|I found some terracotta paint for his flowerpot hat, and his jacket and pants have fresh paint. I don't like his skin colour...way to yellow.|
|Much better, almost finished, Jasper looks very happy!|
|I gave him a spray of sealant followed by a light coat of stain to make him look older.|
|Jasper, my rehabilitated Garden Gnome|
My first rehab Garden Gnome was Simon. When I found Simon, he was so sad. He was broken in two, painted in a very digesting red and white football uniform (how humiliating!) and he was tossed by the side of the road. After I repainted Simon and gave him his dignity back, he has has a respected home in my flower bed, soon to be joined by Jasper.
|Dang, another sideways photo!!|
Jasper in his new home in the dogwoods. April 26, 2012
One day I will find a Lady Gnome, hard to find them other than those disgusting female gnomes I found on eBay painted with football logos. Yuck.
I found female Gnomes! They are much larger than the menfolk, but I found some!