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Prancing Pony original craftwork inspired by Middle-earth

Prancing Pony mugsWe’re getting closer to the “One Dragon, One Party”! As part of this special event, we’ll be holding a live auction and raffle with unique items we hope all attendees will enjoy. We’re excited to highlight a generous auction donation from talented artist Sean Robinson.

For our party, Sean has donated one 20 ounce green mug and one 24 ounce brown mug featuring a Prancing Pony medallion. Both mugs are dishwasher, oven and microwave safe. They are thrown with a mid-fire stoneware clay and the medallion is washed with iron oxide to bring out the details.
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Posted in Creations, Events, Fans, One Dragon, One Party, Oscar Parties

The Hobbit Flute

TheHobbitFlute015Ringer Khkokopelli recently had their flute decorated with images from The Hobbit by talented flute maker John Lunn .  I think you’ll agree that he did a truly amazing job :)

Many thanks to John, who has kindly agreed to us posting the photos he took of the flute and his comments about the images he chose.

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Posted in Creations, Fans

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – February 9, 2014

Tolkienia Winter EditionWelcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week.  If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights.  Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most active discussions.  Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards.  Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join the fun!

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lectures & Education, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien

‘The Lay of the Children of Hurin’ Illuminated Manuscript: Q&A with artist Steven Umbrello

Lay of the Children of Hurin FrontpageStarting a couple of months ago, Steven Umbrello began work on an immense project. What you see before you, in the pictures on this page, is an illuminated manuscript of the first part of Professor Tolkien’s The Lay of the Children of Hurin from The Lays of Beleriand.

Having been in love with the tales of Middle-earth since he was a child, as well as being a collector of books, Steven was determined to complete this work. Over the past couple of months, he has been toiling away: writing by hand, illustrating, painting, binding – all while keeping readers of his blog The Leather Library updated on his progress.

What has resulted from his efforts is an incredible achievement. Steven is quick to point out that this is the first time he’s done something artistic of this nature, but you’d be hard pressed to believe him. Needless to say, his work here impressed us mightily – and it’s a testament to his passion and dedication. (more…)

Posted in Books, Christopher Tolkien, Creations, Fans, J.R.R. Tolkien, Miscellaneous, Other Tolkien books, Tolkien

Oakentoon #28 – The Only One She Ever Loved, Oakentoon #29 – One He Could Trust, Oakentoon #30 – Weakest Link

oakentoon_logo_by_peckishowl-d6ljafpWelcome to this weeks episodes of the Oakentoons :)

Don’t forget to check out the Oakenstills and Oakencrossovers while you’re there and to say hi to Peckish Owl.

As always just click the images to see the full size ones. Also don’t forget to click on the images on Peckish Owls site to enlarge them there.

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Oakentoons

Mystery Artist creates Gollum installation in tree at a Queensland Park

The-Hobbit-GollumRinger Peter Kenny from Brisbane sent me this story from the Courier Mail earlier today over on Facebook.  Have to say it made me think of a Lewis Carroll/JRR Tolkien cross-over, curiouser and curiouser! :D

 

 

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Posted in Creations, Fans

Oakentoon #25 – The Hard Awakening, Oakentoon #26 – Oakentoon Special, Oakentoon #27 – The Only One He Ever Loved

oakentoon_logo_by_peckishowl-d6ljafpWelcome to your latest dose of the Oakentoons :)

Don’t forget to check out the Oakenstills and Oakencrossovers while you’re there and to say hi to Peckish Owl.

As always just click the images to see the full size ones. Also don’t forget to click on the images on Peckish Owls site to enlarge them there.

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Oakentoons

The Great Hall of Poets

ThorinReadingWelcome to The Great Hall of Poets, our regular monthly feature showcasing the talent of Middle-earth fans. Each month we will feature a small selection of the poems submitted, you can read all of the poems that we received here in our Great Hall of Poets.

So come and join us by the hearth and enjoy!

If you have a Tolkien/Middle-earth inspired poem you’d like to share, then send it to poetry@theonering.net
One poem per person may be submitted each month. Please make sure to proofread your work before sending it in. TheOneRing.net is not responsible for poems posting with spelling or grammatical errors.

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Poetry

‘Misty Mountains’ performed by some smaller dwarves!

elementary school dwarvesKevin, who runs a music club at an elementary school in Arkansas, recently sent us this video of his 4th and 5th graders.  He tells us, ‘In my recording studio, I arranged and recorded my music club singing “Misty Mountains Cold”, and then the school district videographer came down and we made a music video! The kids dressed up as dwarves, and we spent an entire afternoon shooting the video just before Christmas! I’m so proud of these kids.’

There are some adorable costumes in this video (check out Dwalin around the 50 second mark!), and the kids do a great job. You just can’t help but smile when you watch them; have a look at their performance here.

Posted in Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Miscellaneous, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Oakentoon #22 – A Valuable Lesson, Oakentoon #23 – Elfspotting, Oakentoon#23A – Elfspotting Version 2.0, Oakentoon #23B – Elfspotting Version 3.0, Oakentoon #24 – The Proud Origins

oakentoon_logo_by_peckishowl-d6ljafpWelcome to your latest dose of the Oakentoons :)  This week you’re getting a couple of special extras.

Don’t forget to check out the Oakenstills and Oakencrossovers while you’re there and to say hi to Peckish Owl.

As always just click the images to see the full size ones. Also don’t forget to click on the images on Peckish Owls site to enlarge them there.

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Oakentoons

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – January 20, 2014

Tauriel and Kili 3 Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week.  If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights.  Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions.  Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards.  Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join the fun!

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Community

Smaug comes to life in the pages of a book

smaug sculptureWe all know, of course, that Tolkien’s characters and locations spring vividly to life in the imagination, whenever his books are read. One artist, however, has taken that a step further, and created a sculpture of Smaug from the pages of a copy of The Hobbit. The scaly, menacing dragon leers around the cover of the book, seeking a tiny Bilbo, who cowers under his searching gaze. See more pictures and read about this amazing art work here - it’s really stunning.

[Incredible Smaug book sculpture]

Posted in Characters, Creations, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Miscellaneous, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Tolkien