“We all have 10,000 bad drawings in us. The sooner we get them out the better.” ― Walt Stanchfield

bestiary

A bestiary (from bestiarum vocabulum) is a compendium of beasts. Originating in the ancient world, bestiaries were made popular in the Middle Ages in illustrated volumes that described various animals and even rocks. The natural history and illustration of each beast was usually accompanied by a moral lesson.

D is for Dragon

D is for Dragon

The dragon is larger than all the rest of the serpents and than all other animals in the world. The Greeks call it 'dracontam', and from...

C is for Crow

C is for Crow

The crow is a bird which lives to a great age. Its name is the same in Greek as in Latin: 'cornix'. They say it can reveal the purpose of...

B is for Bonnacon

B is for Bonnacon

In Asia there is an animal called the bonnacon which has a bull's head and body, except for the mane of a horse. But its horns wind back...

A is for Alligator

A is for Alligator

I find Medieval woodcuts and illustrations fascinating. The rich colors in the illuminated manuscripts coupled with the sheer oddness of...

2021 Holiday Card

2021 Holiday Card

The back of the card included this drawing of a mouse stealing gold balls. The original artwork that inspired this year's card. From the...