Me and Frodo Baggins…

” One ring to rule them all
  One ring to find them
  One ring to bring them all
  And in the darkness bind them “


I’m like Frodo. I carry this ring.
Mostly around my finger (I don’t  become invisible though…) 

“What would you do if you ruled the world? Would you sit on a throne and wear a crown? Would you make everyone walk backwards? Maybe it isn’t this world at all…Maybe it is a made up world. We want to see a page telling us what you would do if you ruled the world. The second part of the challenge is to use stars. This challenge was inspired by many many things. I hope it inspires you to create something fabulous.”

This was the challenge over at ScrapMojo – and yes, it inspired me… 
(I hesitate if the ultimate result still fits the challenge though. I think so,
but do give me your opinion!)

My son took this mysterious picture while I was working on my lay out… getting curious?




One ring to
rule them all!







I copied the little poem that’s on the ring (two lines on the outside and two lines on the inside) in “Elvish” and covered it partly with brown paper to make it look even more mysterious… as if it was revealed.




Hidden journaling. 
The top lines show on the lay out and invoke to pull and read… 



 Journaling (in Dutch):

One ring to rule them all
One ring to find them
One ring to bring them all
And in the darkness bind them

In the eighties I studied painting/handcrafts/textural arts. In the last year of that study I was expected to choose a theme on which all my graduation work should be based. I chose “Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien.



That year, I was under the spell of Hobbits and Elves. Frodo, Legolas, Aragorn, even Nazgul were part of my graduation exhibition in 1989.

The story aroused interest all over the world again in 2000, when Peter Jackson adapted the book for the screen. At that time, I found this golden
“One Ring” at a jeweller. Though my student days were way behind me, I bought the ring with the Elvish language/poem (using all my saving money)
to close a certain period of my life. I wear it ever since, and never take it off.

Of course, the ring doesn’t give me the same powers as in the story: to rule over good and evil. And that’s a good thing, ’cause I don’t wish to “bind someone in darkness” at all! But I still DO rule my own fantasy-world!’

I don’t have much art left from that time; most of it was very fragile and
didn’t survive the several moving houses since then… but I still have photo’s and drawings, so I can look it up and post some pictures in a couple of days (that is, if you’re interested at all… let me know if you are!)

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6 Responses to “Me and Frodo Baggins…”

  • jessica Says:

    very cool pg. Marit that is a great pic..and I would love to see your photos and drawings!

  • Melissa F Says:

    Really neat story and great page!

  • Denise Says:

    Oh wow!!! Love it!! Love the hidden journalling love the pic, love the torn paper….very mysterious very amazing!!!! Love to see more pics!!!

  • Lindsay Says:

    I’m a LOTR fan as well, so I think this is very cool! In high school, I took an advanced art class and we had to make a sculpture out of wire and papier mache…I ended up making a statue of Legolas…still have it…although I know what you mean about things being fragile…I was so afraid he wouldn’t survive our move last fall! I had to actually carry him by hand!

    Great take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along! 🙂


  • Michelle Says:

    Wow, what incredible drive and detail! That writing is gorgeous! What an interesting subject to scrap. Your page turned out beautifully. Thanks so much for playing Marit!
    Sincerely, Michelle Scrap Mojo

  • theresaK Says:

    love the hidden journaling!
    Pretty layout!
    Thanks for playing