“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
Blessed chosen festival of light-return, everyone!! (And in Tock’s realm, that means Peacenight-time for the Gnomes ❄ Happy belated Solstice to my witchy kin, too!)
Though I usually try to draw at least Tock and Bumble together for the yearly holiday art, if not Onna and/or the whole crew, this year I was thinking about the isolation we may all be facing again (un-happy holidays to COVID, thankyouverymuch). Though that physical distance is a truth, I am grateful that in today’s world, there are other ways to stay connected.
In our hearts, we are not truly alone.
So. Sending you ALL the hugs, and best wishes for the calmest, most loving season possible!
(Aaaaaaand related note – “Tock the Gnome” World Building Wednesday and Sunday Gnomedays are on pause this week, for a small holiday break. See you on the 29th, dear readers/followers!)
Today’s prompt being “Favorite Holiday!” So, had to had to go with Peacenight-time of the Gnomes of “Tock the Gnome.” It coincides with human Yuletide, sharing much of the same imagery and themes – and though I acknowledge its a bit early for such things right now, I couldn’t resist some mistletoe kisses for Tock and Onna!
Trying to use Yuletide spirit to get back on track after a bit of burnout this past week 😅
So here’s a “Tock the Gnome” style Gnome, wondering at snow! For the most part, the Gnomes of Tock’s realm spend their whole lives inside the mountain plateau, so they only get to experience winter weather if they venture outside for fun (and usually, only the lower classes get to do even that, the nobles are snug even further inside the stone). There’s a bit of magic in it, for them, then. As there could be for us, too, if we choose to wonder.