|two different kinds of catalogues|
|a picture book and a book for pictures|
Another Tolkien-related present was a last-minute addition to my wishlist at Amazon - a hardcover edition of Mr Bliss. It's one of the few Tolkien books I don't already have, and full of more of his charming drawings. The back of the book is laid out in the original landscape format with the facsimiles of his handwritten drafts, so it's really two books in one. The other present shown above is a felt-covered sketchbook by local textile artist Barbara Weeks. It's so lovely I'm loathe to use it straight away!
|two books on icons by Sister Wendy Becket|
|a selection of Caligo SafeWash Inks|
|The Stairs of Cirith Ungol - print of an original painting by Cor Blok|
I've been extremely blessed to receive these lovely presents, with the core themes of my life - religion, art, Tolkien - running right through them. Now I must put them to good use . . . !