//The Sleeping Christmas Gnome

The Sleeping Christmas Gnome

By |2018-04-26T22:27:29+00:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: Art, Personal Work|Tags: |0 Comments

Here’s a new piece I finished after #Gnomevember. Christmas Gnomes are known as Nisse or Nis in my home country of Denmark.

The Story

It had been a long day, between brushing down the cows and keeping the chickens from eating his hat, Nis was looking forward to a good night’s sleep. Tired and cranky he climbed the ladder to the attic. There had been no sign of porridge today, not even a waft! UNACCEPTABLE. May-hap tomorrow… Maren, the finest of the cows, would come down with a terrible cold, or perhaps the chicken pen would be left open for the fox. That would show that ungrateful family to forget his porridge!
As he moved in the darkness towards his bed he suddenly bumped his head and fell right onto his behind. Swearing and cursing under his breath, he stood back up and fumbled his way to the bed. He lit a candle and turned back to see what he had collided with – there is was a brand new bottle of brandy!

The next morning Maren gave, even more, milk than usual.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. May 2018 bring you many happy memories and a heart full of joy!

About the Author:

Award-winning Illustrator, Artist, and Creator Kiri Østergaard Leonard happily share her experiences making a living as an artist and pursuing a creative life. She grew up in a tiny village in the Kingdom of Denmark, left her country behind to pursue art in the bustle of New York City and now resides in the delightful weirdness of Austin, Texas surrounded by sunshine and felines.

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