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Teitho: September and October challenge *Rituals*
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Talks with Tolkien artists: claraval
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Teitho: August and October theme *Lesson*
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Talks with Tolkien artists: ToastedBuckwheat
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Talks with Tolkien artists: TheLongDefeat
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Teitho: September and October challenge *Rituals*
Autumn is a time of change, and transition. For many cultures, bringing in the first sheaves of grain is a time for celebration. The autumnal solstice is a time for reflection in others. Many of these celebrations and transitions are incorporated into the culture's religious beliefs, and are observed in a ceremonial way. Because of this tradition, the theme for September and October is Rituals Sometimes a ritual can be steeped in tradition, such as when Eowyn offered the parting cup before the riders left for Helm's Deep, or when the rangers of Ithilien stood facing to face the West before eating their evening meal. Sometimes they may be new
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Talks with Tolkien artists: claraval
This week I talked with Richard claraval (https://www.deviantart.com/claraval) - ~claraval (https://www.deviantart.com/claraval), a professional artist who created many Tolkien-themed pictures during his career. You can see a lot of them in his deviantart gallery, but even more at his website https://richardclaraval.net/ 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself? Hi Mirach, Thank you for the opportunity to tell you about my Tolkien Art. I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. I went to school for fine art, and have created numerous Tolkien and non-Tolkien art for almost 50 years. I've shown my work in museums and galleries throughout the Eastern US, and won awards for both m
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Teitho: August and October theme *Lesson*
In Many Meetings Bilbo famously says to Strider, “… this is not the time for lessons!” but in fact, it is! Summer is drawing to an end and soon it will be time for all younglings to pick up chalk and tablet, scrolls and quills, and return to the lessons left as the days waxed long. In honour of this turning of the season (and eruption of parental glee) our theme for August and September is Lessons. Lessons as a theme can be very wide or very narrow. Perhaps you’d like to stick close to the Professor’s heart and write about a young elfling learning Quenya or Westron? Perhaps you’d like to imagine Aul&#235
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Talks with Tolkien artists: ToastedBuckwheat
This issue of our interviews is dedicated to ~ToastedBuckwheat (https://www.deviantart.com/toastedbuckwheat) - ToastedBuckwheat (https://www.deviantart.com/toastedbuckwheat), a Polish artist living in London and creating beautiful illustrations of Tolkien's Elves and Dark lords, as you can see in their Tolkien gallery, with a few examples from it below: 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself? Hi! This simple question is always the trickiest. My name is Adam, currently enjoying the struggles of London life after graduation. I am non-binary… I enjoy vintage fashion and adding androgynous twist to it. I dance northern soul and watch new English independent bands when I get a chance to.
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Talks with Tolkien artists: TheLongDefeat
This week I talked to *TheLongDefeat (https://www.deviantart.com/thelongdefeat) - TheLongDefeat (https://www.deviantart.com/thelongdefeat), a wonderful person and atrists who is a true friend of animals, as you can also see in her whole gallery and also in her Tolkien fanart. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself? I guess to begin with, I'm a self-taught watercolorist, though I like to experiment with other media and effects like ink, metal leaf, colored pencils, gouache, pens, acrylics, and salt. I especially like to add metallic and sparkly values to my pieces. Aside from art and Tolkien, my interests include hiking, exploring creeks and rivers with my dogs, reading, and collecting
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