'Artists are gnostics, and practise what the priests think is long forgotten.' - Hugo Ball

Saturday, 7 November 2009

2010 Heren Istarion Calendar

© Heren Istarion/Northeast Tolkien Society. Artwork © Jef Murray

The 3rd 2010 Calendar of the Northeast Tolkien Society is now available for order , featuring work by Jef Murray, Ted Nasmith, Ruth Lacon, Henning Jannsen and myself. I’m thrilled to be included in this year’s line-up with such luminaries.

From Heren Istarion: “The focus of this calendar has been, and we hope will continue, to feature work from artists that may not entirely be “household” names in fandom. Yet have been illustrating and inspired by Tolkien for many years. The 2010 NETS Calendar as a portal of creativity inspired by Tolkien widens the artistic lens with the work of Ruth Lacon, Henning Janssen and Sue Wookey, with sketches and illustrations by renowned Tolkien artist Ted Nasmith. The stunning visual representations of people, places and events from the history of Middle earth by these renowned artists stand as a testament to Tolkien’s plan, message and scope for a creative continuity of individual minds and hands to participate in a complex and beautiful world. A world Tolkien himself set the foundation for us all to build upon. The 2010 NETS Calendar would not be complete without a cover illustration and sketches by Jef Murray. This year, as we all are a part of a modern world with many complex issues, we can all take refuge and healing in what Jef has illustrated. We must remember Galadriel’s words to Sam “Let the Light be a guide for you in dark places,” which many of us find ourselves in right now.”

It’s good to be inspired by Tolkien’s world, to further his vision and explore the Middle-earth of our hearts and minds together.

The Calendar is a
Limited Edition, in the Shire Reckoning format with Gregorian offsets, with funds going to support the Northeast Tolkien Society.

Order Enquiries should be sent to
herenistarion@yahoo.com. The price is $20 + shipping and handling, and a minimum of 3-6 weeks should be allowed for delivery as the calendar is printed in small batches. Go on... you know you want one!