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Location: Vero Beach, Florida, United States

My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

A Forgotten Piece of My Tolkien Collection

Sometimes I wonder where my brain is. (sometimes??)

The other day I was digging in my closet (remember: tiny apartment means squeezing stuff into small areas)… when I came upon this vest my brother had made….


It belongs in that Tolkien collection I posted about…

Not only did my brother sew this leather vest but he drew Eowyn on another piece of leather and then sewed it to the back of the vest…


I am too fat for it to fit around my waist but I wore it “open” when I went out the other day.. remembering again that I live in a place where everyone is over 65.. no one even noticed the vest!  (depressing I know!)

My brother had also painted the Nazgul on a piece of leather but never got around to making another vest. (bummer)  I am not certain but I’m pretty sure he copied the drawings from an old Frank Frazetta book.  It’s such a shame that they sit here in a closet and never get seen. I sometimes wish I could sell it but leather isn’t cheap and neither is a “one of a kind” drawn piece of artwork, and I’d never get even close to it’s value.


I think that’s the end of the Tolkien collection.

I think.


Blogger Chris Howard said...

Those really are amazing!!!!

7:46 PM  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

Your dear brother was a true Artist! That Vest is Fantastic!

11:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fabulous !!! This post just made my day. The artwork is stunning. (I've always been a fan of Eowyn)

5:31 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

OMG, he drew and painted those? They are beautiful.

2:03 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

thank you all! I miss my brothers talents more than anyone could know.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Kailana said...

Your brother was talented!

4:09 PM  
Blogger Cath said...

Those are so beautiful, Pat. What an amazingly talented man he was.

8:36 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Thanks Kelly.

Cath: it always amazed me how easily art came to him

8:38 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Creative talent surely ran in your family! (And don't you dare even try to deny that you're a talented artist yourself!)

6:21 PM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

Yes, they are copies of Frazetta's work. Frazetta is one of the few old school artists that I like his Tolkien renderings. These are great, your brother did a fantastic job. Wow!!!

So glad you came across this and still have it, it is a wonderful piece in and of itself and an even better one given your personal connection to it.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Wow, that's a really special piece Pat!

7:10 PM  

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