My recent blog updates have been all about Torn Magazine so to mix it up a little, here are a couple of things I made for the lovely Anna Jane Searle a while ago. As a fellow 'Lord of the Rings' fan and with 'The Hobbit' about to grace the big screen I had to send her a Tolkien themed mail art package!
Included, was this pendant and matching gift bag which I made from pages of the first Lord of the Rings book. The pendant was inspired by Anna's beautiful diorama's which you can see on her blog. You can find her amazing beetle and moth specimen diorama if you follow the link below! I love it!
The map of Middle Earth in the background formed the envelope and came complete with a postage stamp featuring an illustration from The Hobbit(one of the stamps from the 'Magical Worlds' series).
I also sent:
-An old advert for the animated version of Lord of the Rings
-Instructions to make an origami nazgul (I tried and failed)
-And a hand-written letter where I drew the door to the Moria Mines and wrote our names in dwarf runes.
among other things...
You can find more pictures of everything in Anna's lovely blog post about this package!