*phew* I am beginning to have to be inventive with my distinctive titles of the shrines. Another Thorin. Number 3. And lest you should complain that I am blasting you with posts today – sorry, but I want Thorin to get a bit of glory before he gets given away in my tumblr blogiversary raffle.
Thorin is – Tolkien- and Thorin-ites
or should that be Thorini-tettes/tits? please forgive me – not my favourite although he displays many of the characteristics that draw me to my darling black knight: A very definite, in-your-face masculinity, stubbornness, loyalty, tenderness and protectiveness towards those he has taken in his heart, courage, fighting spirit, palpable sensuality… the list goes on. After Thorin #1 and the SO-compatible Thorin, I made a smaller version. Not quite the travel size of John Standring, but almost too small for a larger than life dwarf.
Here comes the King under the Mountain again. That picture is just too good to ignore, isn’t it? Truth is, I had printed that picture out too small for the first Thorin shrine, and in the spirit of recycling it had to be used.
Talking of reusing – the Thorin medaillon is also a reused bit. It came from the packaging of my Thorin action figure, as did the background behind the top Thorin cut-out.
The trouble with location shoots: I couldn’t light the candle. Because I was in the garden, setting up the shrine with some bits of rusty railing. Well, you get the picture.
So there – three Thorins, all quite different. I put them all next to each other, so you can see the different dimensions and the different interpretations.
Which one is your favourite?
Finally I am also remembering that I wanted to point you to blogger Linnetmoss‘s three-part post on Pocket Shrines. No, not mine, but *real* ones – devotional, portable shrines from all over the world and reflecting different folk art traditions and religions. She has a whole collection of them and presents them and lots of interesting background to them on her blog. I guess I am part of a folk tradition now?