Dwarf on the road … Gnomo de viaje — Zwerg unterwegs

This dwarf is prepared for a long walk, got it’s coffee pot with him and moves quickly along. Another moving painting that’s doing several movements while you are turning a handle. It’s done with acrylics on wood (70 x 100 cm), the mechanical parts are metal, wire, cardboard, wood and string.
Este gnomo se ha preparado para un viaje largo,lleva su pequeña cafetera, y mueve sus piernas cortas rápidamente.. Es otro cuadro con movimiento, y también en este se mueven varias cosas, mientras uno mueve una manivela. Se trata de acrílico sobre madera (70 x 100 cm), y las partes de la mecánica consisten de madera, cartón, alambres, y cuerda.
Dieser Zwerg hat sich auf einen längeren Marsch eingestellt, er hat seine Kaffeekanne dabei und bewegt schnell seine kurzen Beinchen. Auch dieses Bild mit Mechanik zeigt mehre Bewegungen auf einmal, während man einem Hebel dreht. Die Malweise ist Acryl auf Holz (70 x 100 cm), und die Mechanik besteht aus Holz, Metall, Karton und Schnur.

Dwarfes like espresso….. Gnomo cafeinado … Zwerge mögen Espresso

The little dwarf scuttles along and didn’t want to join the parade without his tiny coffee pot. This is one of the last paintings of the second parade series , a few more to come….

El gnomito no sale sin su pequeña cafetera, y corre deprisa para mantener el paso – no tiene ni tiempo para tomarse una relajante taza de café con leche ;-). Pero da igual porque no ha pensado participar en las Olimpiadas…. Este ya es uno de las últimos cuadros de esta segunda serie de pinturas, vendrán algunos más….

a los gnomos les gusta el café

Der Zwerg geht nie ohne seinen Kaffee-Pot aus, und so auch diesmal: Er trippelt schnell dahin, um mit den anderen Schritt zu halten. Dies ist eines der letzten Bilder der Parade, es kommen jedoch noch ein paar nach….

KNOWMO, the first useful garden gnome is here!

garden marker

These gnomes makes you know more, that’s why I decided to call them KNOWMOs.

I had them made out of steal and the first few already  started their jobs, standing next to the freshly planted seeds and helping to remember what was planted where.

The markers are of normal steal and will be rusty within some time, what will give them a nice vintage look, and I think the rusty color will contrast nicely with the fresh green leaves that will (hopefully) grow around them soon….

gardensticker 2 colores1I’m doing some experiments with different surface treatments…  Which one you like better?

Have a good week, and remember: spring is on its way…

This year, plant your own vegetables and herbs!

It’s still a bit early, but we are preparing our seeds to be planted within a few weeks. Because this year, we will have our own herbs and some veggies that are difficult to buy. We got some really interesting seeds at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, check it out!
But there is no great garden without a garden dwarf, is there? So I present you the little helpers that are keeping the whole thing organized.

Most are made of galvanized steel, and some hold your note or even the seed bag, so you always know what care the seeds need, and what you planted. Image
Others are painted with chalkboard paint, so that you can write on them what you planted, and when. These are more abstract, and they are available in two sizes, whereas the big one allows you to hang the seed bag on, too.Image
…. if you really like the little gardendwarfs with their red hats, maybe yo will like this up-cycled model, where a chalkboard combines with a mini-dwarf that watches your garden grow.


Maybe these little friends inspired you to think about planting your own stuff this year 😉
It’s fun!