Saturday, February 26, 2011

I put a spell on you..........

Where to begin. . . . . 
Only a 3 hour drive from my home, and yet so remote.
We had to drive to the top of the mountain ( if you can call it a mountain, it was about 500 meters ) from there we had to step into the 4 wheel drive car of the real estate agent.
For a reason. . . .
We drove down through the densely wooded very steep mountain and  about 15 minutes later, the real estate agent parked the car and told us e had to walk the last 400 meters.
Then we saw this:
It took our breath away of course.
You had to cross a little bridge to access the property.
And then you saw this:
Well, surrounded by trees, a little river, waterfalls (!) we were immediately under a spell.
The inside was weird, the livingroom was on the third floor( the white upper part of the house) from there you had to climb a ladder to go downstairs ( hahahaa) and there was a tiny kitchen, a bedroom and another ladder to the ground floor.The downstairs rooms were build around a hole ( ???) , beneath this hole there used to be the mill's wheel.
But, we were under a spell so we didn't thought of it as not practical.
The real estate man told us there was a Internet connection, it worked through the Telephone-line but no Mobile Phone connection.( I hope I explain this well, technical stuff in English is not my virtue)
We nodded our heads, smiling at the man, and he took us outside to show the waterfall, the electricity-wire that hung in the trees, and told us by the way, there is no sewer, all the nasty toilet things go straight into this beautiful little river.
Aaaaaaw we said , how romantic ( mind you we were still under the Spell)
After the tour we climbed back in his 4 wheel drive and drove to the top of the mountain.
We call you !!! we said to the man with still smiling faces.
And we drove home.
We told each other we would be crazy if we didn't buy it, it was all we dreamed about and could there be a better place to create owls, gnomes and  all things beautiful?
Until this morning,
I woke up with an image of friends and family on top of that mountain waiting for us to come and get them down
to our house.
I had to go to the nearest village once a week to check the Internet, and blog and send dolls of to their new homes.
Erik ( my hubby) woke up and saw himself looking for the electricity wire, it was broken but the wire was 1000 meters long and he had to search the woods looking for the part that was broken.
So we took a deep sigh and told each other: No, this is not It!



Friday, February 25, 2011

Little adventure

We are going on a little adventure today, off to Germany seeing this house for sale

Monday, February 21, 2011

Found !

And then I fell out of the nest and then I walked around a bit and then I was lost and then all of them helped me and  and and HERE YOU ARE DAD !!
 ( I love the way little Arthur is trying to hold hands with the Gnome-lady)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Work in progress

I thought the little hungry guy needed a Mom or Dad , well, this 14 inch tall Owl is going well this far

He needs more shoulder I see now

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I would like you to meet :

My brother....
He travelled a long way to visit me, I expected him last weekend but finally he's here!

Turn around brother, let the people get a good look at you

Get your hands out of your pockets and give em a little smile sweet brother


Isn't he the prettiest brother?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Last Gnome

This will be the last Gnome in a row, I think, maybe, or maybe just one more Gnome girl. . . . . . . .
Mmmmm, I start on his outfit tomorrow.

Friday, February 4, 2011

♫ Isn't she lovely ♪ ♪

What can I say, she is the most perfect little Gnome woman !
She even has boobs. . . . 
It took some work but I'm pleased with the result. Now I have to make her a nice dress with a nice neckline, a vest and shoes.
Okay a "nude" picture.. . . 
. . .

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Gnome

I love Gnomes, when I was about 16 years old I dicovered the book : Gnomes. It was illustrated by Rien Poortvliet.
He is worldwide known for this book but there are not many people who know that he actually was one of the worlds best Wild life painters.
Because of his realistic style of painting in combination with the fantastic story of the Gnome book, I was convinced he really experienced this close encounter with the Gnomes.
I still am .......

There is another artist I admire a lot.
He is French and his name is Jean Baptiste Monge.
He is one of today's best Fantasy Artists I've seen.
I'm very inspired by his Gnomes.
This is his Blog : http://www.jbmonge.com/

Okay, so once in a while I have to make a Gnome and these two Artists are my inspiration. 
He is hiding behind the little Owl because he is naked, but I'm working on his clothes.