"Miscellaneous Small Things" by Oshun

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Artist: Oshun
Title: Miscellaneous Small Things
Rating: G
Inspiration: Small details often have epic significance in Tolkien's legendarium. Other times, the simple, little things, taken all together, define a way of life.
Media: Photoshop
Artist's Notes: A lot of these pictures are my own. (Of course, everyone recognizes the Bayeux Tapestry.) I am not a fabulous Photoshopper, but I do love making icons.


Miniatures from Lord of the Rings:


Tall grows the grass there. In the wind from the Sea
The white lilies sway,
And the golden bells are shaken of mallos and alfirin
In the green fields of Lebennin,
In the wind from the Sea!
--song of Legolas in The Return of the King: The Lord of the Rings

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Narya, Nenya, and Vilya, they were named, the Rings of Fire, and of Water, and of Air, set with ruby and adamant and sapphire; and of all the Elven-rings Sauron most desired to possess them, for those who had them in their keeping could ward off the decays of time and postpone the weariness of the world. --The Silmarillion

  antique diamond Antique-Mans-Ruby


. . . for in these days men are slow to believe that a captain can be wise and learned in the scrolls of lore and song, as he is, and yet a man of hardihood and swift judgement in the field. --The Return of the King: The Lord of the Ring


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‘Yes,’ said Pippin. ‘Well, yes, well enough for my own people. But we have no songs fit for great halls and evil times, lord. We seldom sing of anything more terrible than wind or rain. And most of my songs are about things that make us laugh; or about food and drink, of course.’ --The Return of the King: The Lord of the Rings

600 apple pie mushrooms and beans potato pancakes green fields of the shire

And then all the host of Rohan burst into song, and they sang as they slew, for the joy of battle was on them,
and the sound of their singing that was fair and terrible came even to the City. --The Return of the King: The Lord of the Rings

battle harp Rohan 1 Bayeux tapestry

(It is part of my own personal, perhaps AU, canon to imagine that the Rohan as an oral culture made use of harps, including battle harps.)

Longbottom Leaf it is. Fill up while I run and see about some food. And then let’s be easy for a bit. --The Return of the King: The Lord of the Rings

longbottom leaf bags of leaf tobacco-field

(These are in no way intended to be an encouragement of smoking!)




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