Day 28 – June 2nd – Gnome Home

Gnome Home

Re-appropriated objects and Childhood memories.

When I was young my mom and I used to make houses in the woods for gnomes. I was hiking in Rumney with Kyler and came across a perfect spot for a gnome home. Just a quick little shack really. Love you Mom.

UPDATED by Margaret Knipfer

“Gnome Home” got sent to my mother, of all people! Here is her fantastic response:

This is the first gnome home I have found in the Rocky Mountains.
The first picture was taken when the gnomes were out and about doing what gnomes and fairies do. When I came back later and took a second photo they had obviously returned home. The hay was there for their pony and there was food in the hanging basket for their supper. I wish I was a better photographer to better capture the scene. I will keep trying.

I believe that the picture of the White Mountain gnome home that arrived in the mail today from my daughter Emily concurs with the notion that gnome homes everywhere hold to the inherent integrity of the gnome and fairy culture.

It is their belief and essential being which nurtures the natural beauty that is so subtly apparent in every moment of every day and which is always surrounding us.

I look forward to more encounters.

gnomes out doing what gnomes do

gnomes have returned home

Response by Margaret Knipfer


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    I have been influenced by the "100 day challenge", or the "100 days of summer" that creative people continually participate in. In such a project, an artist, photographer, videographer, writer, etc. will create one thing everyday for 100 days in a row. This summer, I have decided to launch my own creative challenge that draws from this premise. I have sent out requests for addresses of all the people who are important to my life in one way or another. Instead of choosing an arbitrary number, such as 100, I have decided to make something creative everyday for as many days as there are addresses of people who have influenced my life, and in turn, influenced my art. Each day I will make something new and different and, at random, pull one of these names from a box. The item for the day will be mailed to that person. If they choose to participate in this collaborative project, I ask that they change, alter, add to, or respond to the item I have sent in any way they like. Each day I will photograph and post the item to be mailed out. When I receive them back, I will update that day’s post with a photo of the finished collaborative piece. The thumbnail for posts that have been updated will show a red triangle in the top right corner.

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