Lord of the Rings Artwork from Exile Into Imagination

14 Nov

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So the annoying skin tag on my finger from me stabbing myself with a screwdriver whilst hanging up some art FINALLY fell off. Then I thought – I didn’t tell my blogging friends all about our newest wall art! So… SHOW AND TELL TIME!!! Wheeeeee!!! *runs around in circles*

When we were at FANdom Con here in Pensacola, Florida a few weeks ago we gave in and bought a sketch of Gollum printed out over Lord of the Rings sheet music from Exile Into Imagination. No, it’s not original artwork. Yes, it’s just a copy. No, it’s not autographed. But we just couldn’t help ourselves. Lord of the Rings is just SO underrepresented in our home!

Jonathan and I have a huge autographed wall art collection. I mean HUGE. A combination of our mutual desire to collect rarities – and our love of conventions where autographs from nerdy idols abound – has resulted in our literally having too many framed art pieces to fit our walls. Most of our collection is sitting in storage back in California collecting dust till we can have a place with enough wall space to display them without it looking jumbled and tacky.

While I am an anime / sci-fi / fantasy / video game / pop culture nerd, I’m also a sucker for order and interior design. I try to walk that fine line between fine art display and nerdy man cave exploding on the walls.

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Just a sampling of some of our framed artwork:

Autographed Chris McGrath Dresden Files cover art, autographed Star Wars poster, autographed Hatsune Miku Vocaloid poster, autographed Captain EO poster, autographed Tron: Legacy limited edition art, autographed limited edition Brian Froud Labyrinth concept art, limited edition Blizzard World of Warcraft art, autographed MST3K poster, autographed original Mickey Mouse drawing from Disney animation, autographed Firefly artwork, autographed Rurouni Kenshin art from Nobuhiro Watsuki… so on and so on and so on…

Because of our growing pile of autographed swag, we’ve decided to limit our artwork purchases to only original and extremely rare pieces of art.

For instance, one of the last art purchases we made were some original hand drawn Fruits Basket artwork and painted backdrops from the original FUNimation anime. Whenever you see the Sohma kitchen scenes.. yeah, I OWN the kitchen. It’s hung up in my dining room. (This is seriously my most prized possession, wall-wise.)

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So while we’ve laid down the “no more prints, copies, or unoriginal art purchases” rule, we caved when it came to Gollum leering out at us from sheet music. How could we say no?! Now we just need to get it autographed by Andy Serkis (voice of Gollum) the next time he’s stateside for San Diego Comic Con.

Okay, that’s it for show and tell. Gonna go drown myself in some more coffee. Seriously guys, I have a problem. I need a coffee intervention or something….

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10 Responses to “Lord of the Rings Artwork from Exile Into Imagination”

  1. rinoa127 November 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    We used to be “nerdy man cave exploding on walls” until we moved, now I’m just too lazy to put all of it back up, although we have a few select comics and autographed pieces from Mike Mignola and David Peterson up there. I absolutely love your new addition, as a piano player, its definitely right up my ally. Damn it now I want one…

    • gynjii November 19, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

      Check out the guys website, he has a “store” though it doesn’t appear to be working for me.. maybe email him? The print was like, $6 haha. Seriously, the frame and mat cost more than the art. ^_^

      • rinoa127 November 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

        Oh i will! Thank you!

  2. Me November 14, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    Awesomesauce! We lack nerd art. I know darn well we will have Dr Who art someday.

    • gynjii November 19, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

      You gotta remedy that, girl! REPRESENT!! hehe…

      • Me November 19, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

        I am sure a con will someday remedy that. We’ve yet to ever attend one. Now I feel like a sorry excuse for a geek/nerd/fangirl.

      • gynjii November 19, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

        Man, if we end up near one another with this crazy military life, we are SO GOING TOGETHER. And I’m putting you in one of my cosplays. 😉

      • Me November 19, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

        I am totally down with that! We tend to be at joint forces bases so there is a chance! 🙂

  3. ouidepuis1 November 16, 2013 at 3:31 am #

    I love that picture! It is so kool!

    • gynjii November 19, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

      I know, rite?!

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