Tolkien’s Cartograper: Map of Middle Earth in the First Age
Ive been obsessed with Tolkien lately. He created such a rich and detailed world. You can lose yourself in it.
I read LOTR or the Silmarillion in the mornings, instead of internet news. It helps keep me focused and more productive during the day. I’m always looking to improve my morning routines. Waking up with Tolkien helps.
This is a first draft. If anyone has corrections I would be forever grateful.
Fort the final, I am looking for a good source of watercolor paper, but to get a large enough piece of the good stuff I may have to buy a 10 yard roll, which was $160. Ouch.
Most people haven’t read The Silmarillion, so most of this post is irrelevant. That’s fine, it is not for everyone. No one needs to feel bad about not liking Tolkien.
I believe that, when an artist’s work is enjoyed, they come back to life. You can have a personal relationship with them through their work. Some long-dead creators are some of my closest friends.
Tolkien is a great friend. He created a world with so much depth, it might as well be a real place. You can spend time there, and it’s a salve for the real world. This was always true for Tolkien himself, and I think it works for the reader. That’s why I read Tolkien.
When I visited New York, we saw the Tolkien exhibit. I could tell that he had a strong effect on many people. I hope we can continue to enjoy his books and live in his world.
Do you read Tolkien, and does it have the same effect on you? What books/games/music do it for you?
Thanks for reading
-Samwise son of Timoreth
Can’t wait to see this on my wall.
Better study your Silmarillion, Hobbiton ain’t on this map!
Tolkien almost makes me believe in magic.
That, and I get a strong feeling of dissatisfaction with modern life. Middle-Earth is undeniably special.
I think the Silmarillion is even better than Lord of the Rings.
I agree. Its hard to say, because I love LOTR, but the Silmarillion knocked my socks off. Its just so good.
We also went to the Tolkien exhibit at the Morgan Library in NYC. And we had the “hobbit tea” at their cafe! I’ve been a fan ever since I found the LOTR books in my middle school library, when I was 11.
That was a great exhibit. So cool to see how much work he put in and how many people were affected by it. Tolkien is one of my favorite authors i just want more lotr!