“May this year be full of proud deeds and silly games, beautiful songs and hearty feasts, clever jokes, loving friends, and enough surprises to keep us on our toes.”Bruce Goldstone, “A Gnome’s Christmas”
According to the aforementioned traditional/Wil Hyugen and Rien Poortvliet-style book, “A Gnome’s Christmas,” today is Edda Night – the last day of the Gnomes’ holiday season, and the start of their new year!
I don’t know yet how that may inspire the end of the holidays in Tock’s culture, but I couldn’t resist drawing her in celebration with other Gnomes from different realms, anyway ❤
From left to right:
- Sir Maarten, created by my dear Gnomish brother Mark Roloson
- Tock Corrigan, from my comic “Tock the Gnome”
- Pollitt the Gnome, from “A Gnome’s Christmas,” created by Bruce Goldstone from illustrations by Rien Poortvliet (see link above)
- Ashli, an NPC from “World of Warcraft” (in the “Burning Crusade” classic timed event at Zul’Aman), created by Blizzard Entertainment
- All looked over by a Woven Heart Basket as depicted in “The Little Winter Book of Gnomes” by Kirsten Sevig
As far as the human realm goes, I hope you all have had the best start to your year – smooth, no drama! Picturing you surrounded with light and warmth, wherever you are.