Imagine you and Bofur in his toy shop, his arms around your waist, kissing your cheek sweetly as you paint one of his wooden toys


Author’s Note: I set this in a fix-it universe post-bofta, where there is a timid but improving alliance between Erebor, Dale and Mirkwood, and Bilbo’s still there

You were sitting cross-legged on the furthest of the work benches, a birch wood carving of an elven soldier in your hand, an fine miniver tail brush in the other and a palette of different hues of greens, browns and yellows resting on your knees.

Your tongue pokes out between your lips in concentration as you tried to put the more specific details on the soldier’s armor, occasionally looking back to the detailed sketch of one of King Thranduil’s foot soldiers that Mister Ori had generously provided, to make sure you were doing the detailing right.

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Incredibly Carved Pencil Sculptures

Hungarian artist and deviantART user cerkahegyzo carves intricate miniature sculptures from a single lead pencil. The artist says it’s a hobby and form of relaxation for him and that he carves them in his free time. During the day he works as a professional tool-maker in Hungary.

Cerkahegyzo says he started carving after coming across the highly detailed sculptures of artist Dalton Ghetti, previously featured on Curious History, who also uses lead pencils as his preferred medium.



Watch a Japanese Kokeshi Doll Emerge From a Spinning Block of Wood

In the video, produced by tetotetote, an organization highlighting the arts and crafts of Sendai, Japan, Yasuo Okazaki woodturns solid blocks into the head and body using just a few tools. Okazaki’s “Naruko” style of making the dolls was passed down to him from his father and features stripes at the top and bottom of the body and bangs with red headdresses. I don’t think there’s anything more soothing and hypnotic than the sights and sounds of watching these dolls emerge from a spinning block of wood. WATCH THT VIDEO:

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World’s Longest Wooden Sculpture

Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui recently unveiled this exceptionally large and intricately carved wooden sculpture that measures some 40 feet (12.286 meters) long, 10 feet (3.075 meters) high and almost 8 feet (2.401 meters) wide. Four years in the making, the tree carving is based on a famous painting called Along the River During the Qingming Festival, which is a historical holiday reserved to celebrate past ancestors that falls on the 104th day after the winter solstice. The Guinness World Records group arrived in November in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, where the piece is currently on display, to declare it  “the world’s longest wooden sculpture”.

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Trees Burst Through Gallery Walls and Ceilings

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira’s powerful recycled wood art installations snake through their exhibition spaces like massive living trees that burst out of walls and through ceilings. Oliveira scours the streets of Sao Paulo to gather plywood, which he then separates into layers and combines to create his massive “tridimensionals” sculptures. The stunning mixed media pieces are a combination of sculpture, painting and architecture.

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