May 11, 2010
The Gnome Empire now has a population of twenty and growing. What many don't realize is gnomes enjoy having a nice bath at least one a year whether they need it or not. In between baths they also enjoy a shower much the same as humans do. They also enjoy a liberal spraying of Krylon® clear coat that acts as a sunscreen to keep their colours bright and cheery.
Pictured are three of the gnome residents with their friends after their bath. A gnome bath is quite dependent on the gnome's personality (size, composition). Some larger gnomes will need a sponge bath while mid-sized and smaller will can have a regular bath. They enjoy a mild soap using an exfoliate brush to get rid of any grime after a hard season of helping in the garden. Some gnomes may need a refreshing coat of paint or even just a change of clothes. I find my gnomes like wearing traditional colours for their clothing as do most gnomes although I'm told some city gnomes wear a bit more non-traditional colours but we are so rural that city gnomes find our way of life a bit too unexciting and quiet.