Tolkien is most noted for his two internationally acclaimed fantasy tales, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but he was much more than just being a writer of fiction. Tolkien was an eminent scholar of English Language, twice elected professor at Oxford, specializing in Anglo-Saxon and medieval literature. Moreover, he was a distinguished philologist and linguist, being able to adopt scientific methods to decode ancient languages and reform them into new ones.
His writing style was also unique in his own fashion. Tolkien excelled in portraying his imaginations in great details with words, but he disliked using fancy vocabulary. And when compared with other fantasy fictions, The Lord of the Rings noticeably does not contain many fighting scenes. Poetry is also another major element found in Tolkien's works that further diverged his style from others.
Tolkien was also one of the most renowned letter writers of the 20th century. Putting pen to paper was a habit that he had developed since his childhood. He took great pleasure in corresponding with friends and fan readers, and he took every letter seriously, especially if it came from a child or an elderly person. Today his letters are being treasured by many. Tolkien was also fond of storytelling, another activity that had also proliferated into a lifetime habit when he formed reading clubs among friends in school to read aloud, epic tales as well as their own writings and to share thoughts with each other. He also read bedtime stories to his children.
Throughout his academic life as a scholar, Tolkien had made valuable contributions to his profession and had given new meanings to medieval literature. He is moreover best remembered today as the author of The Lord of the Rings, an adventure romance that takes place in the fantasy world of Middle-earth, which he had created and so passionately filled it with enchanting legends, peoples and cultures, languages and histories. The magnitude of his successful achievement as a sub-creator thus earned him the title, The Master of Fantasy.
When I first got the idea to create this little icon, I immediately got started. I first had to find a picture to convert into a template. And though this is not the one I used, it's the best one I could find at a moment's notice.
You can see here that lower part of the right loop on the 'R' was rather troublesome. I measured and measured again, but for some reason it wouldn't fit, I was missing a row somewhere. But I managed to make it work, not entirely tue to my plan, but it works.
I cleared the remaining extra pieces, and added the little decoration parts, and now I am finished. I think I might hang this one on my wall, but I'm not sure if I want to back it or not. I had fun on this project, and it took me less than a day!