We never counted on the super hot dry weather stopping and rain coming in volumes this week just in time to create havoc with the drying of our garden gnomes. Thanks to a little help from the library director, sites were found around the building to get the creations dry enough to paint on Thursday.
"Do I have to paint it just like yours?" was asked by many who wanted to customize their gnome. And customize they did! One had wings, a couple donned sunglasses, several shed their beards, all colors of clothes and hats appeared. A couple of quick repairs were made with glue as ears or arms losened and were reattached. Lots of smiles showed up too. Lastly we were able to pack them into empty strawberry boxes to take them home.
The Arts mini-camp is held at the Wells Branch Community Library and taught by Dianne Koehler.