Lord of the Rings Artwork from Exile Into Imagination


So the annoying skin tag on my finger from me stabbing myself with a screwdriver whilst hanging up some art FINALLY fell off. Then I thought – I didn’t tell my blogging friends all about our newest wall art! So… SHOW AND TELL TIME!!! Wheeeeee!!! *runs around in circles*

When we were at FANdom Con here in Pensacola, Florida a few weeks ago we gave in and bought a sketch of Gollum printed out over Lord of the Rings sheet music from Exile Into Imagination. No, it’s not original artwork. Yes, it’s just a copy. No, it’s not autographed. But we just couldn’t help ourselves. Lord of the Rings is just SO underrepresented in our home!

Jonathan and I have a huge autographed wall art collection. I mean HUGE. A combination of our mutual desire to collect rarities – and our love of conventions where autographs from nerdy idols abound – has resulted in our literally having too many framed art pieces to fit our walls. Most of our collection is sitting in storage back in California collecting dust till we can have a place with enough wall space to display them without it looking jumbled and tacky.

While I am an anime / sci-fi / fantasy / video game / pop culture nerd, I’m also a sucker for order and interior design. I try to walk that fine line between fine art display and nerdy man cave exploding on the walls.


Just a sampling of some of our framed artwork:

Autographed Chris McGrath Dresden Files cover art, autographed Star Wars poster, autographed Hatsune Miku Vocaloid poster, autographed Captain EO poster, autographed Tron: Legacy limited edition art, autographed limited edition Brian Froud Labyrinth concept art, limited edition Blizzard World of Warcraft art, autographed MST3K poster, autographed original Mickey Mouse drawing from Disney animation, autographed Firefly artwork, autographed Rurouni Kenshin art from Nobuhiro Watsuki… so on and so on and so on…

Because of our growing pile of autographed swag, we’ve decided to limit our artwork purchases to only original and extremely rare pieces of art.

For instance, one of the last art purchases we made were some original hand drawn Fruits Basket artwork and painted backdrops from the original FUNimation anime. Whenever you see the Sohma kitchen scenes.. yeah, I OWN the kitchen. It’s hung up in my dining room. (This is seriously my most prized possession, wall-wise.)






So while we’ve laid down the “no more prints, copies, or unoriginal art purchases” rule, we caved when it came to Gollum leering out at us from sheet music. How could we say no?! Now we just need to get it autographed by Andy Serkis (voice of Gollum) the next time he’s stateside for San Diego Comic Con.

Okay, that’s it for show and tell. Gonna go drown myself in some more coffee. Seriously guys, I have a problem. I need a coffee intervention or something….

Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

10 thoughts on “Lord of the Rings Artwork from Exile Into Imagination

  • 14 November, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    We used to be “nerdy man cave exploding on walls” until we moved, now I’m just too lazy to put all of it back up, although we have a few select comics and autographed pieces from Mike Mignola and David Peterson up there. I absolutely love your new addition, as a piano player, its definitely right up my ally. Damn it now I want one…

    • 19 November, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      Check out the guys website, he has a “store” though it doesn’t appear to be working for me.. maybe email him? The print was like, $6 haha. Seriously, the frame and mat cost more than the art. ^_^

  • 14 November, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Awesomesauce! We lack nerd art. I know darn well we will have Dr Who art someday.

    • 19 November, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      You gotta remedy that, girl! REPRESENT!! hehe…

      • 19 November, 2013 at 6:40 pm

        I am sure a con will someday remedy that. We’ve yet to ever attend one. Now I feel like a sorry excuse for a geek/nerd/fangirl.

        • 19 November, 2013 at 7:03 pm

          Man, if we end up near one another with this crazy military life, we are SO GOING TOGETHER. And I’m putting you in one of my cosplays. 😉

          • 19 November, 2013 at 7:31 pm

            I am totally down with that! We tend to be at joint forces bases so there is a chance! 🙂

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