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Eva Z.
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
I am the song brought with the wind
Ever present, but never seen
A old as hills, as deep as sea,
forever young, forever free.

My other account: :icondreams-of-arda: - the house of my Middle-earth collection
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Our theme for November and December is Curiosity.

Curiosity is primarily defined as a strong desire to know or learn something. It is a characteristic we see in the youngest of children and is a concept we carry with us our entire lives.

Curiosity is a keen interest, a spirit of inquiry or inquisitiveness. It can be a child's first exploration of the world around them, a teenager's inquiry into affairs they are not meant to privy to quite yet, a traveler's interest in a new location or culture.

Curiosity can be a benign attribute, evoking encouragement or amusement in those it is directed towards.

But curiosity can also have a more sinister side, when unbridled inquisitiveness becomes intrusive or delves too deeply into secrets or situations better left alone. Sometimes our curiosity gets the better of us and we end up discovering something we were not meant to know. Or finding ourselves in awkward situations of having overstepped boundaries or betraying a trust. Curiosity can result in finding oneself in unsavory circumstances.There is yet another permutation of curiosity—defined as a strange or unusual object or fact.

Will your story invoke the unquenchable curiosity of a young hobbit? Or a Wood Elf's yearning for more understanding of the greater world? Are secrets uncovered by a solitary Dwarf that would have been better left alone?

Does your story take a character along a line of questioning that benefits them or leads to misunderstandings?

Did the residents of Hobbiton think Bilbo's mementos from his travels were mere curiosities of no consequence?

Whatever you decide to present - curiosity as a pursuit of knowledge, or as a prying irritation or even as an unexpected object or realization - please show some curiosity and review our rules for submission.

The deadline for this challenge is December 31.

Send your entries to The contest is anonymous and the entry can't be posted publicaly until the results of the challenge are announced. Please mind our rules when submitting your entries for the contest.

Happy writing and drawing!

Your Teitho-moderators,

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News from Middle-earth

I'm doing an interview series with Tolkien artists, already containing over 100 talks with some of the most inspiring artists in Tolkien fandom. Check the full list here:
:icontolkienplz: Talks with Tolkien artists - complete listA complete list of all interviews from the "Talks with Tolkien artists" series. It will be updated after each interview posted.
The list featuring a few pictures from the interviewed artists had to be split due to size limit:

Talks with Tolkien artists: part 1
Talks with Tolkien artists: part II

Bullet; Blue 1. with Gold-Seven :iconGold-Seven:

Bullet; Blue 2. with steamey :iconsteamey:
Bullet; Blue 3. with ekukanova :iconekukanova:
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I also have a fanfiction account. I do not post most of my fanfiction stories on deviantart, but you can find the full list of them with links and also banners and illustrations here:
:icontolkienplz: My stories from Middle-earthI usually do not post my fanfiction stories here at dA (and won't until they enable to post multi-chaptered stories as one deviation, otherwise it would make a mess in my gallery...) I post them under my and Stories of Arda account:
Now I got the idea to post at least the links to them here, together with the banners and illustrations. My stories feature mostly Aragorn, and several also Eärendil, but there are a few with other characters as well. I will update this journal when I post a new story.

The Riddle of Strider - chapter 8
A Shadow Behind: An account of Bëor’s journey to Beleriand and meeting with Finrod, based m

My projects

Plant trees and get free art requests from great artists! There's never enough of trees!
:icontreehuggerplz: Art for Trees - project:iconspringtree-1plz::iconspringtree-2plz::iconspringtree-3plz::iconspringtree-4plz::iconspringtree-4pl5:
"When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. The second best time? Today."
- Chinese proverb
2014: This is the 3rd year of the project. There are many people supporting it, featuring it in their journal and offering art. BUT... There have been NO trees planted for it in the last year (I don't count mine). So, instead of talking about it, how about getting up and actually planting a tree, if you are able to? There is a lot of wonderful art waiting for you as a reward!
Trees are important, valuable and necessary to our very existence. It's not too hard to believe that, without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. Trees are the largest and longest living organisms on earth. To grow tall the tree has become a miracle of engineering and a complex chemical factory. It is able to take water and

Interested in riddles and puzzles? I have a cypher game for you!
:? sifro. - solve the codes and win points!:new:  May/10/2016 - The game is still alive! :) simbalm solved it in under one day, winning 303 points!
July/7/2014 - After a year and half, we finally have a next winner! It's Dimensionwalker21, winning 360 points. Congratulations!
Dec/24/2012 - We have a next winner! It's WintersRead, winning 306 points!
Nov/11/2012 - The second winner is nuvak! He generously refused the point reward, so there is still a lot of points in the pool for the next winner!
Oct/12/2012 - We have the first winner! It's ninquetari, who wins 475 points!
Aug/1/2012 - The easy day was yesterday! Today, the game begins! And It's just in time for dA's birthday! :D
First cipher:
:bulletred: to participate, you need do one (or both) of the two following things:
a) donate points into the pool on my front page (they are points solely for the

...and traveling Noldorin elves! Follow their journeys here:
:icondreams-of-arda: Finrod's Travels - diaryThese little guys are travelling around the world! (Every participant of the project keeps his own figure, and sends the others further after taking them to cool places near their home)

Here is their route:

I decided to keep a travel diary for them, so you all know where they are in the moment :) Those who already had them, PLEASE upload your photos, so I can add them here! It can be in your scraps if you don't want to spam your main gallery, but we would all like to see the awesome locations where the Noldor have been, right, family? Remember that you can still take photos of your figure when you go somewhere interesting, even if you already sent the others further!
APRIL 2013: Slovakia with :icondreams-of-arda:

(under my other account)

Journal History


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Clu-art Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving Eva! :D

I'll close my eyes PRINT by Clu-art
trueknightfinn Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
Thank you for the favourite.
Invisible-Poet Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018   Writer
Dakujem :-)
AsliBayrak Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Professional General Artist

Arwen's daughter by MirachRavaia

:) Featured in tolkien
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
sno4wy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the favs! Heart 
GentianaVerna Featured By Owner Edited Oct 19, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for today's faves and the watch - really appreciated.
You have built quite a collection here!
trueknightfinn Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  New Deviant
Thank you for the favourite.
Hello Eva,
Did you finish your PhD in botanics?
What is your field of research now?

You were mentioning this in a comment under my picture in 2013:

Can you suggest good books about plant intelligence to me?
I am getting more absorbed by plants every year.


PS: What do you think about Stefano Mancuso? I was wondering if I should read his books, but some people wrote that he lacks evidence and is too much into "esoterics".

MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I totally forgot about that photo :D I already finished the PhD, and I still continue to study the ageing of trees, although not too intensely right now because I have a little daughter and only work part-time. Coincidentally, I have just read a very good book on this topic - What a Plant Knows by Daniel Chamovitz (just make sure to get the updated version from 2017). His course is also available online through Coursera. I haven't read Mancuso's book yet, but there was nothing too "esoteric" in his TED talk, one just needs to be careful to not anthropomorphize the plants too much and make paralelles with human emotions, as it's a completely different form of existence, conscious in its own way.

P.S.The seeds on the other photo are from Epilobium, but I'm not sure of the leaves are the same plant.
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