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Oct. 11 ,2023
    Cave of Elwing-(V):
        "Valar Aniv Party Prep". Line drawing for the 26th Anniversary of the Valar Guild. Stocking up with fireworks before the anniversary ride.

Oct. 1, 2023
    Cave of Ar-Pharazon-(V):
        "Magic Cloaks Make Sleepy Dark Lords". Original done in Paint 3D for the 26th Anniversary of the Valar Guild, and used as the page header.

July 9, 2023
    Cave of Arien-(Valar):
        Photos of Old Inverlochy Castle and landscape around, potentially usable in Middle-earth. Photos taken by her and belong to her, permission needed for use.

June 9, 2023
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T):
        "Gandalf the Grey Fighter" Full figure Gandalf with staff and sword.


Oct. 2, 2022
    Cave of Ar-Pharazon-(V):
        "Ring Meets Dragon", or "A Ring's Last Moments". Made for the 25th Anniversary of the Valar Guild and used as the header art for that page.


Oct. 3, 2021
    Cave of Ar-Pharazon-(V)
        "Numenorean Boat Jousting". Made for the 24th Anniversary of the Valar Guild.

March 28, 2021
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T)
        New picture for Gollum: "Hide and Seek". Aragorn hunts for Gollum. Painting made in 2020.

Feb. 16, 2021
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T) with painted heads and busts, entered in contests. Newly added today are:
        Elf King



Oct. 4, 2020
    Cave of Irmo-(Valar) New cave.
        "carrock" ship of Black Desert Online screenshot. Took 8 months for him to build his ship.

Oct. 3, 2020
    Cave of Ar-Pharazon-(V) New cave.
        "Alcarondas, Castle of the Sea". Art made in Paint 3D for the 23rd Anniversary of the Valar Guild.

July 18, 2020
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
        "It must stop". Painting. Placed under her section for Fangorn.

Feb. 2, 2020
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T):
        "Thorin". Model added to and painted.



Oct. 25, 2019
    Cave of Elwing-(V):
        "Bizarro Arda". Pencil and paper for the "scary" theme for the 22nd Anniversary of the Valar Guild.



July 3, 2018
    Cave of Marigold-(V):
       "Ai Lintulinda Lasselanta": "A Lilypad Autumn". New painting acrylic on canvas, put up for July 4th.

June 25, 2018
    Cave of Arien-(Valar): (new)
          The Brill Mill and min-Shire landscape only knee-high near it.

June 17, 2018
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "The Elvenking in Winter". Painting posted on Thranduil page
       "It is Precious to Me". Painting posted on Isildur page

June 12, 2018
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "The Grief Was Still too Near". Full image of the sketch below.

June 3, 2018
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "Legolas during the lament for Gandalf in Lorien" sketch.

April 10, 2018
    Cave of Doc Mortand-(T): new cave and art
       "Red Dragon" model.

April 8, 2018
    Cave of Rob Roy's Girl-(T): new cave and art
       "Green Dragon" model.


August 13, 2017
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T) new paintings shared today:
       *Elf of the House of Gil-galad; face detail (under the Gil-galad section)
       *original sepia version of Fëanor; face detail. (under the  Fëanor section)
       *Nienor Níniel; face detail (new section for Nienor Níniel)
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T) new model shared today:
       *Beginning a new model project showing us a sneak preview of what he's about to paint: Baerkrom.

July 20, 2017
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
Fëanor, light of creation and fire of destruction" and animated version, by the Bohemian Weasel-(T).

July 19, 2017
    Cave of Miriel-(V):  new cave and art
       Image made in Paint program: Star of Varda
July 16, 2017
    Cave of Elwing-(V):
       "Dragon and Hoard" model assembled and painted by Elwing-(V).

Jan. 29, 2017
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       Image link: Words of comfort by Gandalf to Frodo. Extra info on pages for Frodo or for Gandalf. Put online today.


April 24, 2016
  Cave of DeepGroover-(T):
    "Conan" model. Page for the model including more detail and the work while in progress.

Jan. 9, 2016
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    "Farewell to Lórien". The Fellowship leaves Lóthlorien.

Jan. 5, 2016
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    "Thranduil" The art challenge from Jan 3 depicting Thranduil as shown full on.

Jan. 3, 2016
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    "ArwenArwen riding
    "Gandalf" Gandalf smoking
    "Thranduil" Art challenge to draw in a cartoon fashion, more comments by the artist on the page for Thranduil.


Dec. 27, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    "Éowyn decapitates the FellbeastWitch-king

Dec. 20, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    "Paths" Éomer - ‘The horses grow nervous in the shadow of the mountain. 'None who venture there ever return.'
    "The way is shut." Legolas - ‘The way is shut. It was made by those who were dead, and the dead keep it…’

Dec. 14, 2015
  New artist!:
  Cave of Marigold-(V):
    "Frodo - The Moment of Truth"
    "Fire Drake" sneak peek of a work in progress

Dec. 13, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
     "Grond" - the battering ram of Mordor, named after Morgoth's mace.
    "Let him go, you filth!" Sam using the phial of Galadriel.
    "Warning" Pippin to Gandalf: "Gandalf! Denethor has lost his mind! He’s burning Faramir alive!’

Dec. 6, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    "Aiya Eärendil" Frodo using the phial of Galadriel in Shelob's lair, saying "Aiya Eärendil Elenion Ancalima!" "Hail Eärendil brightest of stars!"
Nov. 29, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    "A mortal life" Aragorn sees Arwen in the palantir, an attempt by Sauron to demoralize him.
    "Aragorn surveys the battlefieldAragorn surveys the battlefield at the Pelennor Fields.
    "Mumak" Oliphaunt aka mumak in the the Battle of Pelennor Fields in Gondor.
    ‘Éowyn!Éomer finds his sister, Éowyn, by the fallen body of his uncle Théoden.
    "Sam carries Frodo" Sam
    "Glad to be with you" Sam and Frodo
    "At the end of all things" Sam and Frodo

Nov. 22, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    "The Ring is taken to Rivendell" reworked version. Rivendell, Frodo
    "The Ring is taken to Rivendell" framed version. Rivendell, Frodo
    "Shire Bridge" framed version. The Shire, Frodo, Sam
    "Treebeard sketch". Fangorn
    "You bow to no-one". at Aragorn's coronation. Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Arwen, Gondor.

Nov. 8, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    "A vision of Barad-dûr" in Mordor.
    "Is there any hope?Pippin asks Gandalf while looking towards Mordor.

Oct. 25, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "Arwen at Aragorn's Tomb"

Oct. 18, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "Gondor's finest" Boromir, as remembered by Denethor
       New page for Denethor with new art:
          "Denethor grieves for Boromir"
          "Denethor's wish"

Oct. 4, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    "The Burden GrowsFrodo: "I'm sorry, Sam. I don't know why I said that."
    "A Gardener's ConcernSam: "It's the Ring."
    "Aragorn EntombedAragorn: ‘ image of the splendour of the kings of men, in glory undimmed before the breaking of the world.’
    "A Vision of Barad-dûr"  in Mordor
    "Gollum Takes the Ring"  Smeagol on his way to becoming Gollum after killing Deagol for the One Ring. ‘…My Prrrreciousss…!’
    "Minas Tirith, City of Kings" in Gondor
    "The White Tree" withered in the courtyard of Minas Tirith of Gondor.

Sept. 27, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    New page with new art: Easterlings:
        "Easterling" Portrait of an Easterling. Easterlings march into Mordor. The Black Gate is shut.
    New page with new art: Elf-lord:
        "Elf-lord"  Removed by artist's requests as it was not intended to go with the Tolkien elves.

Sept. 13, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    "Annatar and Celebrimbor at the forge" Sauron in his fair form as Annatar, giver of gifts, teaching Celebrimbor to make Rings of Power.
    New page made for Celebrimbor including the above art.

Sept. 6, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    Arwen on Arwen's page
    Melkor new page:
       "The Face of Melkor" aka Morgoth
       "The Seduction of Sauron" Melkor and Sauron's pages
       "Melkor and Sauron" Melkor and Sauron's pages

Aug. 30, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "Allegiance"  ‘Men and Elves once fought and died together’
       "No mercy"  'Show them no mercy, for you shall receive none.'

Aug. 23, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "Take her to the Grey Havens" (movie)
       "Arwen's Choice" (movie)
       "Foresight" (movie). Arwen suspects Elrond of not telling her the whole vision.
       "A long-awaited reunion".  Arwen and Aragorn.
       "The men have found their Captain" ‘The men have found their Captain… ..they will follow you into battle, even to death.’
       "Courage, Merry" "Courage, Merry. Courage for our friends."
    Galadriel: "Namárië" This artwork was not yet uploaded by error from July, now up.
       "My son!"  Denethor laments the loss of his first son, and the failings of the second. Boromir and Faramir
       "In his stead" ‘Since you are robbed of Boromir, I will do what I can in his stead.’
       "Already burning" ‘The house of his spirit crumbles.. He is burning. Already burning!’
       "Under shadow" ‘You and I have both passed under the wings of the Shadow..’ Faramir and Éowyn at the Houses of Healing.
    Gandalf : "‘As poison is drawn from a wound.’"
    Théoden: new page. The new art placed here is:
       "The sickness of Théoden"  "You have no power here, Gandalf the Grey!"
       "‘Your fingers would remember their old strength better if they grasped your sword..’"
       "‘Hail the victorious dead!’"
       "The mustering of Rohan"  ‘Summon every able-bodied man to Dunharrow’

Aug. 16, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "Hall of Meduseld" Éowyn at Meduseld in Rohan.
       "The White Lady of Rohan" "Like a morning of pale Spring still clinging to Winter's chill" Éowyn
       "I told you to take the wizard's staff!" Grima
       "Your friend took a little tumble..."  Orc brags to Legolas
       "These are no soldiers."  Aragorn hears Legolas' warning at Helm's Deep and takes offense.
       "‘There is nothing for you here, only death.’" Arwen hears Elrond's warning about marrying Aragorn.
       "Arwen's farewellArwen
       "Rivendell" "Our people are leaving these shores..."  Rivendell

Aug. 2, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    "Ent WatersPippin in Fangorn's "house".
    "Hobbits in FangornMerry and Pippin in Fangorn Forest with Treebeard aka Fangorn.

July 25, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    "Plains of RohanLegolas. Éomer asks, ‘What business does an Elf, a Dwarf, and a Man have in the Riddermark?’

July 18, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    "Éomer bears Théodred before himÉomer
    "Éomer and Éowyn, brother and sisterÉomer and Éowyn
    "‘Everywhere his spies slip past our nets..’"  Éomer
    "Hope has abandoned these lands.Éomer
    "Éomer and Éowyn before ThéodenÉomer and Éowyn before Théoden

July 5, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    "The Pillars of the Kings"  The Argonath, river entrance to Gondor.
    "I would have gone with you to the endAragorn says goodbye to Frodo.
    "Be at peace, son of GondorAragorn says goodbye to Boromir.
    "AlasLegolas sees that Boromir has died. ‘We came when we heard the horn, but too late it seems.’ ‘Alas,’ said Legolas. ‘We should have been of more use here.’
    "The bracers of BoromirAragorn wears Boromir's bracers. ‘Leave all that can be spared behind. We travel light.’

June 28, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    "Lothlorien - tree city of the elvesLórien
    "The mirror of Galadriel - will you look?Galadriel
    "The parting gifts of Galadriel"   Galadriel
    "Galadriel - ‘Namárië.’" Galadriel

June 21, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
        "The loss of Gandalf the GreyMerry and Pippin grieve for Gandalf outside Moria.
        "Their friend and guideBoromir and Gimli grieve for Gandalf outside Moria
        "who fell in fire and shadowFrodo grieves for Gandalf outside Moria
        "You bring great evilLegolas in Lorien looks back at Frodo after they are stopped for bringing great evil.
        "Caras Galadhon, Realm of the Lord Celeborn"  In Lothórien.

June 14, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "The Pass of Caradhras"  The Fellowship
       "Fool of a Took" Pippin.
       "You cannot pass!Gandalf confronts the Balrog.  New page for the Balrog.
       "Wielder of the Flame of Anor!Gandalf
       "‘The dark fire will not avail you..Flame of Udûn!’Balrog.

June 7, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "The Ring..."  movie-only: Frodo realizes the Ring is missing while they're in the snow. It's retrieved by Boromir. Not book canon, but the picture could also illustrate Frodo showing the mithril shirt after Moria.
       "Give the Ring to Frodo."  movie-only: Aragorn warns Boromir.
       "So small a thing..."  movie-only.  Boromir considers the Ring: ‘It is a strange fate we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing. Such a little thing.’
       "Come and help an old man...Gandalf stopping a blaming argument between dwarf and elf in front of Moria.
       "The water stirs..." Boromir outside Moria.

May 31, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "This is no mine. It is a tomb."  Boromir

May 24, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "The Ring will be safe in Rivendell."  Frodo and Sam in Rivendell.

May 17, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
        "The House of Elrond" Frodo looks out over Rivendell
        "Do you remember when we first met?" Aragorn and Arwen in Rivendell
        "You said you'd bind yourself to me." Aragorn and Arwen in Rivendell
        "And to that I hold." Arwen

May 10, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "In Weathertop's Shadow". Aragorn with the four hobbits.
       "Arwen, Evenstar of her people". Arwen
       "The Nine cross the Ford". Nazgul

April 29, 2015
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T):
       "Orc riding a wolf" aka "Warg Rider".  Check the extra image links at the bottom for in-progress as well as more angles of the finished project.

April  12, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "To Rivendell, Master Gamgee" - Aragorn

March 29, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       Two sketches of Elrond strongly reminding Isildur, even commanding him, to throw the One Ring into the fires of Mt. Doom:
         "Cast it into the fire!"
         "Isildur! Cast it into the fire!"

March 22, 2015
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    "How about very old friends?" Gandalf
    "Bag End: ‘No visitors, well-wishers, or distant relations!The Shire
    "Bilbo's 111th Birthday Cake" Bilbo
    "Ferret in Bree" Bree. A WEASEL (ferret) in Bree!
    "Strider" The man in the corner of the Prancing Pony, known as Strider. Aragorn

March 15, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "What service could a Hobbit offer such a great lord of men?" Pippin speaking with Denethor in Minas Tirith, Gondor. Made for the 2014 Calgary Expo. See the Pippin page for more info.
       "Chances of turning back" Sam "". Made for the 2014 Calgary Expo. Sam page for more info.
       Added actor-autographed copy links for Haldir, Pippin, and Sam under the main picture.
       "Dori" for new page for Dori. 2014 Calgary Expo.
       "Fili" for new page for Fili. 2014 Calgary Expo.
       "Nori" for new page for Nori. 2014 Calgary Expo.
       Thorin's Company page now links to the new dwarf pages, and now shows the company's image enlarged since it's alone and nearly disappeared.

March 10, 2015
    The Bohemian Weasel-(T) kindly sent us a special scan for a larger version of "They will never stop hunting you". Thank you! It's now clickable from the thumbnail versions on her pages for Frodo and for Sam.

March 8, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "They will never stop hunting you." Found under Frodo, Sam.

March 1, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "Éowyn ‘icon’ style painting" found under Éowyn.
       "Frodo icon style painting" found under Frodo.

Feb. 8, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "I think we should get off the road." The Ring makes Frodo senstive to the approach of the Nazgul.

Feb. 1, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
        New section: Eagles, with new art
           "Eagles carrying Thorin's Company". Done for Cryptozoic EntertainmentTM 's Hobbit trading cards.

Jan. 25, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       Three paintings of Sam:
          "Weep" after the fall of Gandalf
          "Phial" Sam uses a weapon: the phial of Galadriel
          "Sting" Sam uses Sting vs Shelob
       Five paintings of Frodo:
        "Remembering" after the fall of Gandalf  
        "Osgiliath" movie only
        "Claim" claiming the One Ring
        "Rewarded" going to Valinor
        "Sailing" ship goes to Valinor
    Paintings of both Frodo and Sam, on their respective pages:
        "Leaving the Shire" walking in the field past comfort represented in the background by a house.
        "Campfire" Sam and Frodo camping on the way out of the Shire.
        "Dealing" Sam and Frodo dealing with the loss of Gandalf.
        "Into Mordor" Sam and Frodo entering the Emym Muil bordering Mordor.
        "Passing By"  Frodo, Sam, and Gollum try to go past the Watching Stones.
        "Exhausted" On the slope of Mt. Doom, Frodo is exhausted from lack of sleep, food, water, and the weight of the One Ring.
        "Carry" Sam can't carry the Ring, so he carries Frodo.
        "Eye and Mt. Doom" The One Ring is destroyed in Mt. Doom and the effect travels to Sauron and his works, destroying them (movie version). Mordor.
        "Goodbye" Frodo and Sam can't make it back from Mt. Doom on their own.
        "A ride home". Eagles.
        "A happier goodbye". Frodo and Sam at the docks.
        "Goodbye to Frodo". At the docks: Pippin, Merry, and Sam say goodbye to Frodo. Sam will not have to ride home alone.

Jan. 18, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "Isildur" new section:

Jan. 7, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "Melian", the Maia who married an elf-king and protected his kingdom. In new section for Melian.
       "King of Angmar".  The Witch-king as a human before he became leader of the Nazgul. Under Witch-king.
       "Éomer, Horse Lord". Under Éomer.
      "Rosie Cotton with ribbons in her hair". In new section for Rosie.

Jan. 4, 2015
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       New in the Gil-galad section:
          "Gil-galad" at the Battle of the Last Alliance
       New artwork in the Sauron section:
          "Sauron was defeated". Sauron was defeated in the Battle of the Last Alliance.
       New artwork in the Éowyn section:
          "Éowyn, Shield-maiden"


Dec. 29, 2014
    Cave of the Bohemia Weasel-(T):
       New artwork in the Haldir section:
          "Haldir" "We live now amid many perils,
and our hands are more often upon the bowstring than the harp"  Shown at the 2014 Calgary Expo, now on the Valar Guild's rotating images on the index page.

Dec. 28, 2014
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       Bard: new section with new art:
          "Bard the Bowman"
New thumbnails have been going up off and on for a while now and will continue. Be sure to click to enlarge the thumbnails.

Dec. 6, 2014
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       Umbar (new section and art):
          "The Ships of Umbar"
       Weathertop (new section and art):
          "This was once the Watch-tower of Amon Sûl".

Nov. 23, 2014
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T):
       "Werewolf 2014" full figure werewolf model.

Nov. 16, 2014
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       Paths of the Dead (new section with new art):
          "Door"  ‘He shall pass the door to the Paths of the Dead.’

Oct. 28, 2014
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       Bree (new section with new art):
          "The Town of Bree"
          "At the Sign of the Prancing Pony"

Oct. 18, 2014
   Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "Citadel of the Witch-king". Gollum, Frodo, Watching-stones. New art.
    Gollum: new section
       "Signal of Mordor"  new art
       "Ford of Rivendell" crossing (movie). Frodo, nazgul
       "Bruinen" defiance. (movie). Frodo, nazgul.
       "Éomer and Éowyn before Théoden". Éomer, Éowyn, Théoden, and Grima
       "The Golden Hall of Meduseld"
       "The Standard of Rohan"

Sept. 29, 2014
    Cave of Aerandir-(V):
       His personal site has been frozen. This quick site is now up by Varda to preserve the photos of his crafted work, to be improved upon later with thumbnails linking to the large shots.

Sept. 26, 2014
   Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       "The Ents flood Isengard". Also under Isengard.
       "Feed the engines night and day".
       "Citadel of the Witch-king"

Sept. 10, 2014
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T):
       "Dorf" Made and given back in May as a Mother's Day present. Please click to enlarge.

    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
           "Gandalf Rides" Gandalf the White rides Shadowfax to Minas Tirith. Also under Gondor.
           "Hope is rekindled"  Beacon lit.
           "On the wallFaramir and Eowyn on the wall as the One Ring is destroyed.
           "Army of the Dead in Minas Tirith". The army of the dead comes to Minas Tirith with Aragorn. (Movie only)
        "Trolls": (new) section with new art. Please click the image of the trolls to enlarge.
           "Any more?" Trolls campfire -  "Are there any more of you little fellas 'iding where you shouldn't?'  From The Hobbit. Also under Bilbo.

Sept. 9, 2014
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T):
       "Heavy is the crown..." Please click the images to see the full model.

Sept. 3, 2014
   Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    Some thumbnailing started.
    Pippin: (new section)
       "Lost in Gondor"
    Oathbreakers: new art added:
       "King of the Dead" green sketch card with thumbnail. Previously only had the thumbnail and wasn't put online.
       "King of the Dead" black and white sketch card
       "Sword of the King"  Aragorn with Anduril. Also under Aragorn.
    Witch-king: new art added:
       "The Witch-king of Angmar leads Sauron's army to war." Also placed on the Valar Guild's rotating images on the opening page.
       "Challenge of the Witch-king"
    Mordor: new art:
       "When the One Ring is destroyed."
       "The Fall of Barad-dur"

Aug. 31, 2014
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
       Update: Some art with more than one character is now also listed under the other characters as well for ease of finding for the reader, and for illustrating articles about that character Also true for places. Some are mentioned under Aug. 22, 2014.
       "Fangorn": New art section with new art, including both the character aka "Treebeard" and the forest named after Fangorn.
          "Safe"  "I told Gandalf I would keep you safe, and safe is where I’ll keep you.". Treebeard, Merry, and Pippin
          "Friends"  "Many of these trees were my friends, gentle creatures that I knew from nut and acorn…’ Treebeard, Merry, and Pippin.
          "Merry, lost in Fangorn Forest". Also previously under "Merry", so it's not new to the site.
          "HoomHoom"  Pippin and Treebeard.
          "Ent waters"  Pippin in Fangorn forest by the water with an ent-draught.
          "Saruman's Storeroom" with Pippin.
          "Weep" I will not say 'do not weep'.
       Pippin: (section not yet made)
          "Fool of a Took!" with Gandalf in Moria
          "Looking Towards Mordor"

Aug. 22, 2014
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
    New art added:
          "Hobbit Attack"  also for Merry and Pippin.
          "Hold on, Hobbits!"  also for Merry and Pippin.
          "Boromir in Gondor"
          "Horn of Gondor"
          "Elrond, Last Alliance of Men and Elves"
          "Council of Elrond"
          "Éowyn in Simbelmynë" 2014
          Image of the blessing is now here as well as in the Frodo section.
          "EnteringCarasGaladhon" Aug. 31, 2014 added to Places/Lothlorien.
          "Thranduil the Elvenking"
          "Galadriel in Rivendell" The vision of Galdriel in Rivendell, during the Hobbit. (Movie). Aug. 31, 2014 added to Places/Rivendell.
          "Dawn leave-taking" Dawn ends the White Council, Galadriel takes leave of Gandalf. Also in the Galadriel section. Aug. 31, 2014 Rivendell.
          "Gandalf the wanderer"
          "Farewell, Dear Bilbo"
          "Which way?"  Mordor, is it right or left? Added here, already in the Frodo section.
          "A light in the dark"
          "SpeaksInRiddles" Gandalf the White listens to Aragorn's comment. Aug. 31, 2014 added to Aragorn.
          "DrinkingGame" in Rohan
          "Oops".  Gimli "accidentally" kills a Corsair.
       Grima Wormtongue:
          "Troubled mind"
       Frodo and Sam:
          "Frodo and Sam leaving the Shire"
          "Into Mordor"  Sam and Frodo looking out over the Emyn Muil. "We may."
       Merry and Pippin:
          "Get the big one!"
          "I don't think he knows about second breakfast"

Aug. 21, 2014
    At the request of the Bohemian Weasel-(T), a large number of art pieces are being removed and replaced with newer pieces. If you're seeing weirdness in the links, that's what's happening.
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T) paintings:
       "The wanderer in the wilderness" Gandalf in the LotR.
       "At the end of all things" Frodo and Sam
       "Sam" after the fall of Gandalf
       "Bilbo" bewildered and bewuthered
       "Bilbo" going on an adventure
       "Bilbo" arrives in Rivendell.
       "Bibo" What has it got in its pocketses?"
       "Bilbo" LotR: pocketed Ring.

Aug. 17, 2014
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T): paintings
        "Dawn take you all!". Gandalf.
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T): models
       "Wild man with orc's head".

Aug. 2, 2014
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):  paintings
       "The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many." Gandalf.
       "Boromir's last standBoromir, Merry, Pippin
       "Boromir's fallBoromir, Merry, Pippin.

July 27, 2014
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T): paintings
       "Sam, Wood Elves!" (Frodo, Sam).

July 10, 2014
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T): model

July 5, 2014
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):  paintings
     "Frodo" section:  new art:
       "Blessings" from Elrond as they set out on their journey. (also to go on Aragorn, Pippin)
       "Which way?" Frodo asking Gandalf which way to go outside of Rivendell. (Also to go on Gandalf)
       "Mithril shirt" Frodo reveals the mithril shirt that saved him in Moria.
       "Decision" Frodo decides to leave the Fellowship. Topps sketch card.

June 15, 2014
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):  paintings
     "Bilbo" new section, three new pieces of art:
       "‘Good Morning!’ said Bilbo"
       "Meeting Elrond Half-elven" (also on Elrond)
       "Bilbo’s storytelling"
    "Gimli" new section, two new pieces of art:
       "‘Here lies Balin, son of Fundin, Lord of Moria’"
       "‘All who look upon her fall under her spell…’" (to be added to Frodo, Sam)
    "Smaug" new section, new piece of art:
       "Smaug the Magnificent, and the Arkenstone"

June 5, 2014
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):  paintings
       New art::
            "The Ford of Rivendell". Arwen, Frodo, and Asfaloth lure the Nne into the Ford of Bruinen. In section Rivendell.

June 4, 2014
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):  paintings
       New art::
            "Thranduil's History" . In secton Thranduil.
            "The way to the Last Homely House". In section Rivendell.
            "Rivendell" looking down into the valley. In section Rivendell.
            "Bilbo meets Elrond Helf-elven" in Rivendell. In section Rivendell. (to be added to Bilbo, Elrond)
            "Moon runes". Elrond, Gandalf, Bilbo, Thorin, Balin. In section Rivendell. (to be added to those character sections)
            "The parting of father and daughter". Elrond and Arwen. In section Rivendell. (to be added to Elrond, Arwen)

June 3, 2014
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):  paintings
       New art:
             Dwalin: new section with new art "Hobbit Illumination - Dwalin", detail from that painting.
            "Frodo and Sam in the Shire", pulling a bucket up onto a bridge. In sections for Frodo, Sam, and The Shire.
            "Gil-galad was an Elven-king" finished version; and an early sketch of this signed by Mark Ferguson who played Gil-galad in the LotR movie. In section Gil-galad.
            "Legolas and the cave troll", in section Legolas.
            Thorin: new section with three new pieces of art: "Hobbit Illumination - Thorin Oakenshield", detail from that painting, "Thorin with Thror's map telling of the dragon" including Bilbo.
            Thorin's Company: new section with new art "An Unexpected Party".
            Thranduil: new section with "Hobbit Illumination - Thranduil", work in progress sketches.
             Hobbit ‘Illuminations’: with European medieval illuminations and bookplates as an inspiration, this was an experiment to create illustrations that might look like they came from the books of Middle-earth itself.

April 19, 2014
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T):  model
        New model: "Dwarf with mohawk,aka Gort the Red"


Aug. 28, 2013
    Congratulations to DeepGroover-(T) for his model wins at the Nationals in Colorado! We had both on this site, but had the good fortune to add a new view of the knight after the contest:
    He won first place in the large field of Fantasy Busts with his life-sized zombie head:  Bust of the Living Dead.
    He took second place in the huge category of small figures with his Knight, a 28 mm war game figure (that's about an inch and a quarter high).

April 20, 2013
    Cave of Luthien-(T):
       New paintings: "Nienna", hi-res "Sunrise at Mount Taniquetil".
          High-resolution versions added for "West of West", "Elbereth", Yavanna"

April 12, 2013
    Cave of Luthien-(T):
       New paintings from 2012 done with chalk pencils and water on paper:
             "Alqualonde", "West of West", "Elbereth" final version, "Yavanna", "Luthien at Tol Galen" final version.

March 2, 2013
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T):
       "Wolfman, life-sized" model.

Jan. 15, 2013
    Cave of Elatan-(T):
       "Véantur and Entulassé coming to Mithlond with the tower of the Palantiri behind." mosaic

Jan. 7, 2013
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T):
       "Vampire" model.

Jan. 6, 2013
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T):
       "Teenaged Werewolf" model, not from the movie.


Nov. 6, 2012
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T):
       "Higher Intelligence" model. A Nameless Evil.

Oct. 31, 2012
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T):
       "Brute" model. A Nameless Evil.

Oct. 21, 2012
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T):
       "Bust of the Living Dead" model

Sept. 23, 2012, online Oct. 21, 2012
    Cave of Deepgroover-(T):
       "Werewolf" werewolf bust, four views of the model.

Aug. 5, 2012
    Cave of Deepgroover-(T):
       "Wolfman" life-sized model head and how-to.

July, 12, 2012
    Cave of Maedhros-(V):
       "Maedhroc and the Troll"

    Cave of Deepgroover-(T):
       "The Crusader" bust that could be of one of the weary human warriors in Middle-earth


Aug. 9, 2011
    Cave of Deepgroover-(T):
       "The Confrontation" group model fight

Oct. 4, 2011
    Cave of Nerdanel-(V):
       New cave!
       "Nerdanel": The new cave shows a painting of Nerdanel sculpting. This work was done for the Valar Guild's 14th Anniversary and also illustrates the article "Nerdanel" in the Valar Guild's Tolkien Encyclopedia.

July 16, 2011
    Cave of Rombadillo:
        Link name change. Anonymous Belgian Fan is now Rombadillo.

July 14, 2011
    Cave of  Anonymous Belgian Fan: new cave, lots of new drawings. See July 16 for link change.

June 27, 2011
    Cave of Deepgroover-(T): new model:
       "King of Dwarves" bust of a dwarf king.

May 1, 2011
    Cave of Deepgroover-(T): new models:
       "Crusader" full figure and setting
       "Goblin Bust" bust of a goblin

April 2, 2011
    Cave of Deepgroover-(T): new models
       "Cedric of Wessex" full figure
       "Medieval Knight" bust

March 12, 2011
    Cave of Deepgroover-(T): new models
       "The Dwarf King" a bust of a dwarf king
       "The Guardian" a complete scene of a human guarding an interior castle door.

Feb. 7, 2011
    Cave of Elatan-(T) : new mosaics
       Three new mosaics by Elatan-(T) are now online at his cave in our art site. They are "Ulmo at Vinyamar", "Breaking of Spring", and "Smaug and the Lonely Mountain".  Enjoy!

Feb. 6, 2011
    Cave of Elatan-(T) rearranged by type of media.

Jan. 23, 2011
    Cave of Luthien-(T): new art
       "Luthien in Tol Galen". Her painting illustrates her poem, "Song of the Moon and Melian".


Aug. 30, 2010
    Cave of Luthien-(T): new art, revamped area.
       Menel Forodhren section added with art done in watercolor and crayon of subjects mostly found in the Silmarillion and Histories of Middle-earth. New art there:
          "Aule's Dwellings"
          "Elbereth, lady of the stars"
          "The elves are concerned about Telperion."
          " Pond in a forest under rising full moon"
          " Company walking  up a hill outside Alqualondë"
          "Nost-na-Lothian in Gondolin"
Feb. 20, 2010
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel: new art
    "A Weasel's LotR Guide to Receiving Unwanted Christmas Presents Politely"
    "LotR - sketchcard - Aragorn03a"
    "x-sketchcard-Holly-Celeborn.jpg" In new section Celeborn.

Feb. 15, 2010
    Cave of Turgon-(V) should now load all sections much faster.
    Cave of Ulmo-(Valar) should load much faster now.

Jan. 18, 2010
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T):
       "Dwarf: Drunegar Runekeeper" model from Andreas; put together, modified and painted by DeepGroover-(T).

Jan. 7, 2010
    Cave of Maedhros-(V):
        Black and white sketch of Maedhroc, a hobbit warden character played by the artist in the Lord of the Rings Online game.


Dec. 19, 2009
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T): models put together with his own modifications and painted by DeepGroover-(T):
       Viking model from Young Miniatures.

Nov. 15, 2009
    Cave of DeepGroover-(T): models put together with his own modifications and painted by DeepGroover:
       Knight model from Dark Swords
       Creature model from Dark Swords

Oct. 31, 2009
    Menelvagor-(Valar)'s and Turgon-(V)'s Caves should be displaying properly now.

August 5, 2009
    The entire art collection is moving off the old server, with which we are again having problems, and on to the same server as the main text of the Tolkien Site. Bookmarks may be changed by going through normal navigation to the desired artist and picture, eventually again to the article and associated pictures. Thank you to AuSteinM-(T) for going to all the trouble he's had to bear with on the old server, and thank you to Alatar-(Valar) for the very generous amount of both web space and bandwidth added today on the text site.

July 20, 2009
     Cave of Hansen:
       Dragon head trophy made by Hansen. A similar one may be bought from his site, listed at the bottom of the page.

July 15, 2009
    The art server changed its policy and now requires payment for any forwarding between http://www and a domain name. This required most of the art site's links to change. Please let Varda know if any of those pages are still showing problems.

April 30, 2009
    Cave of Luthien-(T):
       Added table of contents.
       Updates now showing the most recent at the top.
       Mixed Media: new section to hold YouTube movies put together by Luthien-(T).
          Beren and Luthien - high definition version added
          Song of Earendil added

March 6, 2009
    Cave of DeepGroover-(TV):
"Fighter" model
       "Wizard" model
       "Spearman" model

March 4, 2009
    Cave of DeepGroover-(TV):
"Maximus" model.
       "Knight of the Holy Grail" model.
       "Waterfalls in the Smoky Mountains" photos
       "Dragon Fight" model
      Repaired the link to the "Spanish Knight".

Feb. 17, 2009
    Cave of Maedhros-(V):
       "Unimpressed". LotRO humor, free-hand.

Feb. 6, 2009
    Cave of Turgon-(V):
       On the side of the Valar:
           Fingolfin vs Morgoth 
       On the side of Morgoth:

Jan. 31, 2009
  Cave of the Bohemian Weasel:
    Added sections for Gondor , Moria, Osgiliath, and Topps Cards.
    Added pictures from a Jan. 14, 2009 email.:
    Arwen in Rivendell
        The fading of Arwen and Rivendell.
        Arwen, "There is always hope".
       Arwen with the banner.
       Arwen mourns Aragorn's death.
        Searching in the rain for Prince Theodred or his body.
        During the drinking game.
       At the coronation.
        In autumnal Rohan.
       Eowyn, the White Lady of Rohan.
       Éowyn at Théodred's bedside.
    Haldir's last moments.
    Moria's doors.
    Rohan's Meduseld.
    Sam Gamgee, the contented gardener in the Shire.
    Sam and Frodo passing through the Shire in September.
    Shire: View of the Party Field in the Shire.
    Rivendell , the golden twilight.

Jan. 16, 2009
    Boromir: "For Gondor!"
    Elrond: "looking thoughtful during the Council of Elrond."
    Eowyn vs the Nazgul Witch-king.

Jan. 16, 2009
   Cave of the Bohemian Weasel:
    Boromir: "For Gondor!"
    Elrond: "looking thoughtful during the Council of Elrond."
    Eowyn vs the Witch-king: under Eowyn, Nazgul, Witch-king

Jan. 15, 2008
    Cave of the Bohemian Weasel:
       New portal entrances to the Character and Places sections were made by The Bohemian Weasel especially for us! Thank you very much!

Jan. 14, 2009
   Cave of the Bohemian Weasel:
       New pictures! Many are not even up on her own site yet! More are coming, but your webmaster tuckered out. Enjoy the pictures under these character sections:
    Aragorn: Aragorn as Strider. Aragorn at Bree. Leading the Hobbits into the wild. Aragorn and Legolas fleeing the Paths of the Dead.
    Faramir: Faramir in plate armor (magnificent oil painting, added to the Valar Guild index page). Faramir in Ithilien in Autumn. Spying Gollum.
    Frodo: Frodo feels the influence of the Ring. Sam and Frodo upon the slopes of Mt. Doom.
    Galadriel: 2nd Age and detail. Celeborn and Galadriel
    Hobbits: Aragorn leading the Hobbits "into the wild". Sam and Frodo upon the slopes of Mt. Doom.
    Legolas: Seeing the Crebain from Dunland. Aragorn and Legolas fleeing the Paths of the Dead. Inspecting arrow fletching.
    Merry: new section. Merry lost in Fangorn Forest.
    Sam: Sam and Frodo upon the slopes of Mt. Doom. Sam vs Shelob
    Sauron new section: Annatar in the 2nd Age and detail.

Jan. 13, 2009
    Cave of The Bohemian Weasel
        No longer a straight link into The Bohemian Weasels' site, these pictures are on the Valar Guild's site and include only those related to Middle-earth, organized by Characters and by Places. A link back is still provided in order to enjoy the rest of her work and to buy her originals and prnits, and to read her blog. She (Soni Alcorn-Hender) has allowed us to host these pictures with credit and no change in resolution, and with a link back, to grace the Caves and the Encyclopedia.


Dec. 29, 2008
    Cave of Maedhros-(TV)  (new!)
       "Legolas does a little pest control" free-hand art, colored.

Dec. 25, 2008
    Cave of DeepGroover-(TV)
       "Knight Hospitaller" model
       "Spanish Knight" model

Oct. 4, 2008 (11th Anniversary of the Valar Guild)
    Cave of Luthien-(TV) (new):
        "Botanic Gardens" photos.
        "Beren and Luthien" video.
        "Netherlands" photos.
        "Canada" photos.
        "Valinor" art.

August 17, 2008
Cave of DeepGroover-(TV):
"Templar Sergeant" model

July 31, 2008
    Cave of DeepGroover-(TV):
Monk Warrior" model

July 21, 2008
    Cave of DeepGroover-(TV):
       "Wounded Knight: Agincourt"
. Model assembled and painted by DeepGroover-(TV).

April 29, 2008
    Cave of DeepGroover-(TV):
       "Viking Warlord"
. Model assembled and painted by DeepGroover-(TV). The warlord is from 10 A.D. and includes his axe and dog.

March 12, 2008
    Cave of DeepGroover-(TV):
       "Germanic Warrior"
. Model assembled and painted by DeepGroover-(TV). As always, click the thumbnail picture to see the enlarged version.

Feb. 21, 2008
    Cave of
       "Gift of the Evenstar". Young Arwen with her mother, Celebrian.
       This cave has been re-done by Varda, all thumbs. :)


Dec. 30, 2007
     Cave of Siobhan-(TV):
       "Small Ketral".
New cave! Original drawing by Siobhan of a young ketral, a pet kept by young Legolas in the stories for the Mellon Chronicles.

Dec. 16, 2007
    Cave of DeepGroover-(TV):
       "Cave Troll".
3 photos of different views of a model of a cave troll fighting with humans (Saxons, like the Rohirrim). DeepGroover describes how he came up with this model by modifying parts of several kits and painting it.

Nov. 3, 2007 
Cave of Turgon-(V):
       "Ulmo in the Waterfall of a Lake"

Oct. 27, 2007
    Cave of Turgon-(V):
        "The Captivity of Morgoth in Mandos". Turgon-(V): "I tried to do something new, not like the ugly-armour-red-flaming-eyes variety, especially since he still could assume a fair form after he was released. That's why only his cowl is "radiating" with darkness. That is, with the darkness of his thought and hate."

Oct. 3, 2007
    New cave and new art from Fladrif-(V)!
       Cave of Fladrif-(V):
            "A Song of the World"

Aug. 8, 2007
    Cave of The Bohemian Weasel-(TV):
     New cave!
     New art for the Cave:
       "Elrond Half-elven"
       "Elrond, Lord of Rivendell"
       "I was there the day the strength of Men failed."

(Below links are now incorrect for those articles, still up to allow the editor to keep track to make corrections. Links will be from the cave instead of her personal site.)
       "The Day the Strength of Men Failed" (new)
       "A Drinking Game"
       "Eomer, Horse-lord" Sam's picture is at the top of the page, Eomer's at the bottom.
       "In Search of Glory"
       "Haldir, Warden of the Golden Wood"
       "Proud to Fight Alongside Men Once More", also called "Haldir at Helm's Deep"
    The Shire:
       "The Party Field", "Frodo Reading in the Shire" on the same page.
       "A Gentle Man"
       "Faramir of Ithilien"
       "If I Should Return"
       "A Mighty Gift"
       "The Clear Ringing of Silver Trumpets"
       "As Dark as Twilight"
       "Arwen"; "Rivendell Scene with Arwen and Aragorn"
       "A Long-awaited Day"
       "Galadriel, Lady of Light"

June 26, 2007
     Cave of Lindir-(V):
       New cave!
       "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil" photo.
Lindir-(V) is sharing a photograph of himself in Tom Bombadil garb and his wife as Goldberry, while he tells a tale as Tom to the Bay Area Hobbit Picnic.

May 5, 2007
    Cave of DeepGroover-(TV).:
New medieval and fantasy models!
Sanctuary Defiled"
        "Field of Carnage"
        "Blue Knights"
"Death of a Warrior" updated showing the completed, award-winning model.

May 3, 2007
    Cave of Varda-(Valar):
        New cave!
        "Legolas Portrait" pencil sketch.

April 7, 2007
    Cave of DeepGroover-(TV).:
New cave!
        New art: photos of medieval and fantasy art built and painted by DeepGroover.
Death of a Warrior"
Barbarian with Trophy"
Mounted Knight"
Eastern European Viking 12th Century"
    Cave of Elwing-(V):
       "Braiding Session", illustration for the artist's story, "Midnight Musings".

March 4, 2007
    Cave of Turgon-(V) / Places:
"Dol Amroth"

Feb. 27, 2007
    Cave of Turgon-(V) / Places:
      " Tol Sirion" kep012

Feb. 24, 2007
    Turgon-(V)'s cave
is re-done, separating topics into pages for quicker loading.

Feb. 23, 2007

    Cave of Beorn-(V)
       New cave!
       New art: a photo of Beorn-(V) in armor that he made himself.

    Navigational improvement: back link to Caves at the top of each individual cave instead of just at the bottom.


Nov. 3, 2006
Cave of Turgon-(V)
        "Book of Lore" A book that may have been found in either Minas Tirith or Imladris.
        "Elwe Singollo"
        "Green Dragon" A mug from the Green Dragon.
        "Gates of Nargothrond"
        "Ring of the Nine" One of the nine rings.
        "Morgoth and Manwe" Morgoth is brought before Manwe.

Oct. 12, 2006
Cave of Turgon-(V): original sent in Sept. 3, 2006, re-done and  posted Oct. 12
        "Beleriand" An elf of Beleriand looks out at the dawn.

Sept. 22, 2006
Cave of Turgon-(V): sent in Sept. 20, 2006 posted Sept 22
        "Winged Beast"  Fell beast, the mount of a Nazgul
        "Gorthaur the Abhorred" Sauron on the Battlefield
        "Sauron" Inspired by the Silmarillion's line: "Sauron stood in his upmost tower, wrapped in his dark thoughts"

Sept. 5, 2006
    Cave of Turgon-(V):
new drawing of the dragon "Ancalagon".

Aug. 5, 2006
Cave of Cassia-(TV): not yet thumb-nailed but still fun art for the Mellon Chronicles stories series!:
"Betrayal", "Priceless Treasure", "The Stars of Harad", "Dark Visions", "Traitor", "Escape from Mordor", "Curse of Angmar", "Siege of Dread", "Between Darkness & Dawn", "Never Cold in Your Shadow", "Trouble Follows", "Cave Story 1: It Had to Be Caves", "Cave Story 2" It Had to Be Stairs", "Cave Story 3: Down and Up Again: The Elves and Ranger's Holiday" story by Katie, "Cell Number Eight", "And So the End", "Remember How to Smile".

July 31, 2006
    Cave of Ulmo-(Valar):
New cave! Photos of the sailing vessel, Hirilondë, refitted and sailed by Ulmo himself.
    Cave of Cassia-(TV): "To the Ends of Middle-earth". Art by Cassia for a story by Jay of Lasgalen.

June 21, 2006
    Cave of Cassia-(TV):
"Seventh Stone"

June 13, 2006

    New art: Cave of Cassia-(TV): "Sickness"
    New art: Cave of Turgon-(V):  "Ancalagon the Black", "Dol Guldur".

June 12, 2006
    Membership News:
      Excerpt from a letter by Siobhan-(TV) concerning Cassia-(TV):
        Isn't photomanip hard!  I leave that all to Cassia, she is the expert in that area.  She's even been taking classes to get better at it and now has a paying job creating images for a tv station!  I thought that was really cool. Who knew you could actually get a job doing something like that that you enjoyed.

June 9, 2006
    New art:
Cave of Cassia-(TV): "Black Breath" illustrating the linked story of the same name.
    New art: Cave of Turgon-(V):
"Manwe's Halls", "Earendil's Ship".

May 25, 2006
    New art: Cave of Elwing-(V):
"Halbarad". Used as an illustration for the article on Halbarad and as this week's header.
    New art: Cave of Turgon-(V):  "Faramir", "Minas Tirith", Silmaril" (silmari.jpg). The Cave has been separated into still more Rooms (tables).

May 18, 2006
    New art:
Cave of Cassia-(TV): "Black Breath". Illustration for the linked story of the same name by Cassia and Siobhan.

May 17, 2006
    New art:
Cave of Elatan-(Valar): New photos from Elatan-(Valar) of the bows, which he made, in use. He also has a new photo of the mosaic of a tree done by his brother and himself on the side of Elatan's brother's house.

May 15, 2006
    Arwen-(V) kindly aided the page by making the Cave of Turgon load far faster. She cropped and resized the large amount of work, then made thumbnails.

May 11, 2006
    New art: Cave of Elwing-(V):
"Elleth Muse". Received and copyrighted May 5, 2006.

May 5, 2006
    New art:
Cave of Cassia-(TV): "Vilya", illustration for the story of the same name.

May 2, 2006
    New art:
Cave of Cassia-(TV): "Mistaken Identity", illustration for the story of the same name.

May 1, 2006
New art: Cave of Turgon-(V) "Ringil". Actually received and copyrighted April 29, 2006. Posted May 1, sorry for the delay.

April 28, 2006
New art: Cave of Turgon-(V) "A Silmaril" colored, ivy-wrapped.

April 23, 2006
    New art:
Cave of Turgon-(V) "The Silmaril of Maedhros""

April 2, 2006
    New cave with new art:
Cave of TJ-(TV) : Map of Middle-earth at the time of the War of the Ring. A series of photos showing part of his archetype table-top game set on this map.
    Changed Cassia's Cave
to show the titles at the top, to make it neater.

March 28, 2006
    New art:
Cave of Cassia-(TV): "Father's Love", "You Make Me Home", "Never Alone"

March 23, 2006
    New art: 
Cave of Turgon-(V): "Makar"

March 22, 2006
    New art: Cave of Cassia-(TV):
"Change of Heart, Change of Mind", "Exile", "Return"

March 21, 2006
    New art:
Cave of Turgon-(V): "Iron Crown"

March 20, 2006
    New art:
Cave of Turgon-(V) : "Silmarilli", "Mandos" 

March 12, 2006
    New art:
Cave of Turgon-(V) second version of the Necromancer: "Necromancer_II".

March 10, 2006
New art: Cave of Turgon-(V): "Gimli"

March 9, 2006
New art! Cave of Turgon-(V): "Feanor", "Elrond with Thror's Map", "Eonwe_II"

March 8, 2006

    New art! See a "Musical Ringwraith" in the Cave of Turgon-(V).
    New art! See "First Meetings", "Change of Heart, Change of Mind" in the Cave of Cassia-(TV)

March 7, 2006
    New art! See "Hope" in the Cave of Cassia-(TV).

March 5, 2006
    New art! See "Gorthaur" in the Cave of Turgon-(V).
    New cave! See the Cave of Cassia-(TV). It already shows two illustrations for a series in our story section, for stories by the same names. Cassia and Siobhan co-wrote this series, called The Mellon Chronicles. The illustrations are "Tears Like Rain" and "Captive of Darkness".

March 2, 2006
    New art! See the Cave of Elatan-(Valar). It's been redone into multiple tables linked from a menu at the top. The new art is in photos of bows and arrows he made, the sculpted skeletal heads of two Orcs who may have been victims of his archery, the process of his making a bust of Aragorn, busts he made of Arwen, adn two castles which don't look as if they were made of paper but were.
    More new art! See the Cave of Turgon-(V). It's been re-done into tables for the Side of the Valar and the Side of Morgoth, with Silmarillion subjects on the top, and LotR on the bottom, for a semblance of chronology. Seven new pictures!

Feb. 22, 2006
    New art! The Cave of Turgon-(V) added the exhibits of "Illuin", "Ranger", and "Mouth of Sauron".
These were first sent Dec. 13, 2005 in a format unreadable by the webmaster. Then Turgon's internet connection and computer had woes. He returned and sent the files as .jpg's, so Turgon has conquered all and you may enjoy his work. The art will also be linked in the future as illustrations for the Valar Guild's Tolkien Encyclopedia plus.

Feb. 20, 2006
    New art:
Cave of Turgon-(V): "Northern Ranger"


Dec. 13, 2005
    Turgon-(TV)'s cave is now Turgon-(V), as he has become a Full Member. Congrats! His file names have also changed. He has more art coming, but the current file is not readable by me, as it is in a compressed .rar which I cannot open.
    Everyone! Please send files as jpg. I prefer them on separate emails but together can be handled at need. If they must be compressed, please use WinZip as I have that program.

Dec. 11, 2005
    New "cave". Aerandir-(V) made his own personal page with scan of what he's made including armor, trebuchets, and a sand version of Minas Tirith.

Dec. 2, 2005
    New cave and art: "Tengwar text of the One Ring", transparent background, gold letters, in Thorondor-(Valar)'s Cave.

Nov. 29, 2005
    New cave and art: "Ungoliant vs Morgoth", in Turgon-(TV)'s Cave. This cave name and URL may change in the future, as he wishes to become a Full Member, but will still be available from the Caverns.

Oct. 20, 2005
    Added frames linking the Art section to the rest of the Encyclopedia, with internal frames as well.

August 25, 2005
    Added the new drawing: "Elf Twins", in Elwing-(V)'s Cave.

August 7, 2005
    Added Elwing-(V)'s Cave, new drawing.

July 31, 2005
    Added Arathorn-(Valar)'s Cave. Drawings. He kindly re-sent the pictures. Thanks, Arathorn!

July 27, 2005
    "About" Page :
        - added directions on enlarging images a second time after clicking the thumbnail. Also added below Elatan's Starmap, most in need of it. 
        - added JRR Tolkien's information on his Glittering Caves.

July 26, 2005
    Added Hansen's Cave: sculptures
    Added Eowyn-(V)'s Cave  banners, graphic titles
    Added Elatan-(Valar)'s Cave  paintings, graphic art
    Updated Dwalin-(TV)'s Cave  painting

July 23, 2005
    Vinicius is now the illustrious Dwalin-(TV).  File and link names have been changed and are now working.

July 21, 2005
    Opening page/index: Trying to find the best links to put in, plus arranging them in the most helpful way while retaining aesthetics, if any.
    Collected Orc heads for Ronnie Hansen's Cave. Tried to locate if he had a special guild name in TV archives, need to check Forum.
    Trying to locate Arathorn's funnies. Two of our current picture servers changed to other uses with no warning.
    The entire Valar and Varda sections were wiped from Farmer Maggot's server. Dug through Forum and emails, no success yet. Contacted him in-game about the problem in case he still has any files.

July 20, 2005
    Completed caves: Menelvagor-(Valar)-ex, Tuvo-(V)-ex. Might put the sculptures on html, as the paintings are, later on. Let's get the caves operational!
    Started cave: Arathorn-(Valar)
    Completed name figuring, except for Vinicius' Cave since he hasn't picked a name yet.
    Pictures loaded into all current cave areas except Arathorn's, Book, TwoRings.
    Uncaved: Book, TwoRings
    Text files on the server, images on the game-host server. Links changing.

July 19, 2005

    Building new front page, which goes on Alatar's server. The other parts are better served if they all  sit on the same server, using AuSteinM's.
    Figuring out the current guild names of people who have been listed for years in the caves.
    Adding caves for old and new folk, some from this week, as the names straighten out.
    Eowyn-(V) agreed to make a graphic for the Glittering Caves title, to match the ones she did for the Valar Guild index and Tolkien Encyclopedia.
    Considered using frames, but they seem to distract from the pictures. Sticking with Elatan's system for the most part.
    Caverns being kept: Elatan-(Valar)'s many original works, Menelvagor's are all original
    Caves being made new: Arthorn-(Valar), Elatan-(Valar), Eowyn-(V), Vinicius (became Dwalin-TV).
    Caves being dropped: Ghan-buri-ghan-(V)'s (page was named Turin) as it contained no original work, although some beautiful links, and he is no longer active in the guild. Durin's, same comments.
    As this art gallery is part of the Valar Guild Tolkien Encyclopedia, we already have sections there for articles, poetry, stories, book reviews, etc. They will have links to relevant parts of this art page. Link backs to the articles may be provided from the art's page.

July 18, 2005
    Tried using Elatan's old set-up, but I don't have the same software. Re-building, but still going with a number of Elatan's great ideas, such as the name, the idea of caves, and the thumbnails for each cave that lead to the full-sized versions. I have a collection of pictures sent directly to me that never made it into the original caves, since GeoCities could not let Elatan back in to work on it after their merger with Yahoo.

July 17, 2005: AuSteinM, creator of DoorMan Bot, donated space for the images. The starting page and text portion server space was donated by Alatar-(Valar). Varda (me) tried out the new server and it's ftp and was pleased. It also has no ads!

Glittering Cave management passed from Amillo-(Valar) aka Elatan-(Valar) to Varda-(Valar). The site now takes only original work for that person's cave, and is therefore sure to give credit. Contact information is also intended.

GeoCities, which hosted Amillo's Glittering Caves, merged with Yahoo and, despite much email, could not help Amillo reach the page anymore as they could not recover the password. He was therefore unable to put the proper credits on the page, or do anything else with it. He has since become very interested in making his own bows and other hobbies, with a little World of WarCraft gaming.

Dec. 9, 1998: Amillo-(Valar) created the original Glittering Caves of Aglarond for Valar Guild members to post favorite links and original work on GeoCities.

Already available due to over seven years of existence:
    Server space: Alatar-(Valar) donated space heavily used by the various Valar Guild pages including the Tolkien Encyclopedia text, Gaming pages, and guild business pages. Farmer Maggot-(V) has also donated server space and very helpful programs that he made himself, including channel greeter/info/botmail bots and bridges between our meeting areas so that all can be heard and be heard at the same time from AIM, IRC, SigmaChat, and He created a search program for the Encyc, but it had problems, including requiring each article to be entered into the program.
    Forum: to discuss Tolkien, other authors, gaming, business, to greet, to type our LotR role-play text game, and to generally chit-chat.
    Meetings: every Sunday AIM meeting at 5pm EST for business and then Tolkien chat, often breaking afterwards into gaming.
    Gaming: where a lot of our discussions also occur. Currently World of WarCraft is the most popular, with an official branch in the Alliance, Lothar server, Americas run by Eonwe-(Valar) and an unofficial shadow guild on Argent Dawn, Europe in a more general guild run by Menelvagor-(Valar).