Archive | Animal Archetypes

The Owl of Doom

“The Owl” is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm’s Fairy Tales. In the story, a horned owl flies into a barn owned by a local at the nearby town. The owl quickly frightens all of the townspeople who try to enter the barn. The same day, a man known for his courage and bravery in warlike skills announces to the populace that they are “all acting like women”. He then ventures into the barn with a spear. The owl hoots at him, and he flees in terror. The townspeople finally come up with the decision to burn the barn down and be rid of the owl forever. (more…)

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New Art: Affectionate Animals Couples + Valentines Day Preorder!

Nine new Affectionate Animal couples are now in my shop! For a limited time, you can preorder order them as Valentines Day cards. Place your order by THURSDAY NIGHT (PST) to guarantee availability and arrival by Valentines Day. I will only be orderring these cards once, and I will only order slightly more than what you guys buy during the preorder, so getting your order in now is key! (more…)

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Six New Paintings: Newborn Vuk, from Serbian folklore

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Wolves survive because they embody a fierceness that frightens their enemies and a passion that sustains their loved ones. According to Vuk Karadžić–the father of the study of Serbian folklore–in this Slavic tradition, a woman who had lost several babies in succession would name her newborn son Vuk (translated: wolf), because it was believed that the witches, who “ate” the babies, were afraid to attack the wolves. (more…)

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Two New Paintings: Sirius, The Wolf Star

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According to the Pawnee creation myth, the wolf was the first creature to experience death. The Wolf Star, enraged at not having been invited to attend a council on how the Earth should be made, sent a wolf to steal the whirlwind bag of The Storm that Comes out of the West, which contained the first humans. Upon being freed from the bag, the humans killed the wolf, thus bringing death into the world. (more…)

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