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Frodo in The Musicians, teaser crop



I've wanted to make a Frodo manip out of this painting for a long time. It's been in my "possibles" file for years. But I never found a face that I thought fit with it. Finally I think I have.
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Hayfield - teaser


This manip was created to complement jan-u-wine's new poem, A Fairer Than Most Birth-day. She wrote it as this year's birthday mathom, but, since I already had prepared a Baggins Birthday post, showcasing a poem written several years ago from Bilbo's point of view--with a Frodo Art Travesty to go with it--I didn't post it. I promised myself, however, that I'd make a post for the new poem, complete with its own illustration.

The featured poem, which celebrates the renewed post-war Shire as seen through Frodo's eyes, cried out for Shire imagery. Since I'd already screencapped every trilogy scene set in the Shire, I decided a new Frodo Art Travesty was called for. The resulting image, Frodo in Ford Madox Brown's "The Hayfield", captures well for me the mood of subdued but intense reverie in Jan's poem, especially at the poem's end, when the time has become dusk and the moon has risen.


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Happy Birthday, Bilbo and Frodo!


Note: This is the second of this year's two birthday posts. For Jan's birthday poem from Primula's pov, click HERE.

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Tolkien was always careful to keep the specifics of his Christian faith out of Middle-earth, so I couldn't really let this be a Christmas card. Therefore I am interpreting this as a Yule card, a holiday the Shire folk celebrated.

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To celebrate the birthdays of Frodo and Bilbo, this year’s mathom is a [rather silly] manip. Also presented are two poems by jan-u-wine, which are not silly at all. I am hoping her poems will dignify the manip, which is meant to be charming more than convincing. In it the illustrious cousins are wearing party crowns. Or, one could think of it as a portrait of the Halfling Prince and the, um, Halfling Regent.
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~*~~ detail from right panel of Nanette-Rosie Gagnon’s painting for jan-u-wine’s “Across So Wide a Sea”.



Below is a table of links for LJ entries that feature poems of jan-u-wine.

I realised that it was not easy to find them in my LJ. Her poems are listed in my table-of-links pages, but some are with Art Travesties, while others are with screencaps. I thought it would be good, therefore, to list them in one place, all together.
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~ Detail from Manip #1


Note: The Frodo art manips below are made from screencaps from a bed scene between a man and a woman. Nothing actually shows, but the lovers are meant to appear naked under the sheets. I therefore issue warnings for mild erotic content, het, and the faces of actors being used in photomanipulations.
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Estë ( [livejournal.com profile] este_tangletoes ), e-friend, fellow Frodo-fan, and appreciator of art, poetry, and fiction, including the erotic sort, suggested I take a look at the film version of Virginia Woolf’s novel, Orlando. I remembered this film when it came out, attracted to its publicity stills in the media.
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~ detail from Elijah Wood in "The Tailor", by Giovanni Moroni.


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I wish to present my first (and last? -- who knows how long he'll continue to wear his hair and beard this way) Elijah Wood Art Travesty. Read more... )


~ Detail from Frodo in "The Death of Chatterton."


I re-did some older Art Travesty manips....
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Since posting my new "Frodo Art Travesty" manip...

Frodo and the Enamoured Woman (detail below), one of the Tolkien friends with whom I correspond, jan-u-wine, was inspired to write a poem to go with it. She is a writer of very perceptive, very fine LotR poetry (a link to her works appears below her poem).







What she wrote for this manip was so evocative to me of what might have transpired in the mind of Frodo when faced with the spectacle of such love for him in the face of another, I decided to edit it into my entry.

Here it is....


The Fields of Forever by jan-u-wine

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Crop of new manip:




This week while looking for tasteful photographs of lovers (to use as models for my erotic illustrations, should I ever make them), I found a head-and-shoulders painting-like photograph of two lovers, a man and a woman. It made me squee with manip-making excitement.

So, in honour of March 25, the day the Ring went into the fire, I present to you my latest Frodo Art Travesty manip....
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Inspired by the wonderfully trashy book cover [livejournal.com profile] aussiepeach made for [livejournal.com profile] mariole ("the Ripper")'s birthday (visit her LJ to check it out - bwahahaha!), I decided to make the "Pulp Fiction Frodo" manip I'd been planning to do for weeks. I'd been saving it for a rainy day. (O.K. so it's not raining, it's snowing.)
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Happy Birthday, Mariole:
Ripper Extraordinaire!




You made me do it....
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