Middle-earth turns 100

Cindy Williams:

I am a big Tolkien fan and we dont live far from the Tolkien trail, which I hope to check it out next year! Happy 100th anniversary to MIDDLE EARTH! :)

Originally posted on John Garth:

Diamond in the Sky, by Dr Wendy LongoIt is 100 years since Middle-earth began. The earliest glimpse of any character or situation from his mythology was in a poem, ‘The Voyage of Éarendel the Evening Star’, which J.R.R. Tolkien dated 24 September 1914. He wrote it at the home of his aunt Jane Neave, Phoenix Farm in Gedling, Nottinghamshire.

I examine Tolkien’s 1914 creative breakthrough closely in the forthcoming Tolkien Studies 11, I give a brief account of those findings in a centenary article for the Guardian, and I star in a Tolkien Society video speaking about it all to at the annual Oxonmoot gathering. What follows here is a further insight which didn’t make it into those pieces.

A century on, it’s worth probing whether this poem really counts as the first poem of Tolkien’s legendarium. Though Humphrey Carpenter identifies ‘The Voyage of Éarendel’ as ‘the beginning of Tolkien’s own mythology’ (Biography 79)…

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30 artists needed please…

Hey all you artists that are out there reading this post…

I need 30 artists please.

We are gonna rock this place! :)

Shadows of the Past ©Cindy Williams

Shadows of the Past
Original Pastel Painting
by ©Cindy Williams


By you helping me, I will be helping you…

Please email me at cindy.williams.art@gmail.com for more information.

I need your emails by November 1, 2014.

Thanks very much! I will add more info later, but the artists who email me will get full instructions.

Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you!

Cindy :)


I would like to announce the winner of my painting “Beauty From Afar”, winner is Sea Dean from Canada.

Thank you, Sea, for participating!

There will be more giveaways, so please share my blog.

Who will be the next winner? (You gotta be IN IT TO WIN IT!” :)

Stay tuned :)


Another attempt with the unfamiliar…and you can win this painting… keep reading

Today was another attempt at painting with an unfamiliar medium.

I have decided to put the pastels aside yet once again.

My painting for today was painted with acrylics.

Beauty from Afar original painting by ©Cindy Williams

Beauty from Afar
Original Acrylic Painting by ©Cindy Williams
on canvas board


So, now I need your help.

Please in the comments below, leave a message about this painting.

I want to expand my skills and am trying different mediums. I do like working with acrylics.

I like the way that I can go from darks to lights just as I do with pastels.

However, pastels are quite messy and I get tired of the constant mess whilst painting.

I would like to get others’ opinions, on the quality and what it looks like needs more work, etc.

If you would also like to leave a message just to say “hi” that’s great too! :)

I have been away from my art for quite a while. I have been in a “rut” and have just not wanted to paint. Or, do anything really.

The past week I have been not very well, so I am trying to get myself back in a positive vibe, doing something I really like doing, artwork.

Thank you very much for your kindness and your input.

And, hey! The coolest thing about your input is,  all of the people who have commented will get their names in a raffle and a chance to win this painting!

Woohoo!  Bet you are glad you are following Cindy Williams Art blog now, aren’t ya? :) :)

Thank you very much for your kindness and your input. (Winner will be notified Sunday, September 14, 2014)


Share 4 share night

Hi! I’m having a SHARE FOR SHARE NIGHT tonight!

Any of you artists out there who want to share your Facebook page on mine tonight, feel free to post your page in the comment section on this post…