I have always liked to write poems and short stories. Over the last few years have spent many evenings coming up with short and rather silly bedtime stories for my son. Recently while at breakfast with a friend and her husband the subject of gnomes came up ( don't ask ). This spurred a series of sketches. The latest resulted in this fellow. He finally may be the inspiration for the book project I have been wanting to do for years. I will be posting some of the sketches and the progress of this project along with my regular paintings and sketches.