Tolkien, artist

What a Long, Strange Trip it's Been...

So, on February 23, 1455 (yes, that's 1455) the first printing of the Guttenburg Bible began in Mainz, Germany. The invention of the Guttenburg press and the inks needed to allow multiple copies of the written word revolutionized the dissemination of information and distribution of knowledge. It is generally considered to be a contributing factor to the Age of Enlightenment, etc, and just look at how far we have come.

I fully admit that there is something wonderful about moving through the physical pages of a book. And I still buy many of them. But I also have to admit that I adore my NookColor, after more than a full year, I can tell anyone interested that there is not a day that I am not using it. My reading has increased, I even bought my first craft book for it the other day. It would be really nice if I can get what I need out of a craft book on my screen since they comprise a huge amount of my physical books. I held back on getting an E-reader for many years, but having this piece of equipment, which is basically a tablet computer and has operated as a quick computer when I have needed it to, well it's still the Best Present Ever.

Jesse and Mairon Together at Last is one of the illustrations that I drew for Chaotic Binky's story "Dagor Dagorlach"

I decided to focus on publishing/reading today because I have been so involved in writing for the past year. But I also wanted to put a shout out for my new Deviant Art pages. I finally activated my Deviant Art account and invite you to take a look and see what I've been up to in the art world. I will be loading up a few older projects (Hobby Horse Dreams and maybe my magic wand) and I continue to work on my pencil work. I knew that quite a few friends have been waiting to see what I've been working on, so here you go, I hope I uploaded everything properly - LOL.
  • Current Location: Have to get going....
  • Current Mood: hopeful hopeful
  • Current Music: Claude Debussy - Sacred and Profane Dances
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You're very sweet. You're quite a talented artist in your own right, so I'm honored by your praise.

- Erulisse (one L)
I do love color. I've been having a wonderful time with my new colored pencils, and I just bought a second-hand book on how to use them better. Fun!

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh, you are so SWEET! I guess I'd better get the remainder of what I want in my album up there, and then I can start working on new works :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Thank you so much, I was quite pleased with it. There are certainly things I would change...but then I approach my writing the same way. I'll take what I learned and improve my next effort because of it :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Thank you, my friend. I was quite pleased with this piece. I don't do a lot of pencil work. I think I need to play more with graphite.

- Erulisse (one L)
Thank you, Linda. I have had fun playing outside my box, so to speak.

- Erulisse (one L)
What pretty things in your DeviantArt account. I do love the whole When Anor Rose project.
I had a very good time with that project. I love working with chemicals and metals and the box turned out to be a project that I was very proud of. It was purchased by our very own just_ann_now who has been enjoying it for almost two years now.

- Erulisse (one L)
I knew everyone would love your art :D Congratulations!

I love my ereaders - I definitely read more since buying them.
Oh, you sweet person. I had such a good time doing the illustrations for your story. I had a picket fence of post-it notes with possible scenes to draw out for you. I love reading things that clearly suggest scenes to my inner eye.

- Erulisse (one L)