Last week I watched the Lord of the Rings series as well as the Hobbit Trilogy. It was great fun and must have had a significant influence on my creative process because this is what showed up next. It wasn’t a “conscious” creation and yet it’s a perfect example of seeing what influences us, what gets into our psyche unbeknownst to the conscious mind and then allowing all of that to reveal itself through art.
‘Not all those who wander are lost.’ – J.R.R. Tolkien
“At different points in our lives we might find ourselves held back by a physical injury or condition. We might feel the burden of ageing, or feel like our outward appearances hold us back. But as long as we have our minds, we cannot be broken. As long as we don’t let the world break our spirits, we can always work to improve ourselves, and make our lives the best they can be.” J.R.R.Tolkien