This is a Gnome Home, built for the garden
Gnomes who inhabit my backyard. I provided the materials
and the Gnomes did all the work.
Gnomes are trained in various specialties.
Some are carpenters, some are wood carvers, some are stone
masons, brick masons, stained glass artisans, painters, and
mosaic tile workers, to mention only a few of the crafts
required to construct a really nice Gnome Home.
Rotated 90 degrees, showing the various different
types of wall construction.
The back side. The rectangular box
sticking out is for storage inside the Home. The Gnomes
keep their stuff in there. The base and the material just
above it are covered with quick set cement, the tile setting
stuff. The quickset is painted with dabs of black, silver,
and gold paints, then after these are dry, the entire surface is
painted with green opal glaze. This gives the effect of
mortar and stone.
90 degrees more.