I am not meant for this world. I belong in a thick magical forest, filled with woodland elves, fairy rings, old oaks, werewolves howling at the moon, faeries dancing under waterfalls, and unicorns hidden away- only seen by nymphs. I want to live in a cottage surrounded by falling petals. I want fauns to play their flutes from willow trees. I want to hear the sound of dragons roaring through the sky. I want to make a garden for myself, and make a welcome sign to all the woodland creatures to my cottage of love and magic. I just want to live in a fairy tale and leave this world forever.

Fantasy Asks

Fairy- What is something that you get excited about? 

Mermaid- What are you looking forward to? 

Elf- What are you proud of? 

Dragon- Sexuality? 

Griffin- Gender? 

Unicorn- Who do you look up to? 

Spirit- Have you ever been in love? 

Ghost- Favorite song? 

Poltergeist- Favorite song lyric? 

Ghoul- Who is someone that makes you laugh easily/who’s company you enjoy most of, if not all of, the time? 

Goblin- What makes you happy?  

Dwarf- Favorite tv show? 

Vampire- Are you currently reading any books? If so, what book(s)?

Werewolf- Who is your family? Who do you live with?  

Siren- Favorite color? 

Hobgoblin- Do you like anyone? 

Wraith- Any scars? 

Specter- Have you ever been in love? 

Chimera- Will you/do you want to get married? 

Changeling- Do you want children? 

Oracle- Do you like children? 

King- Describe your ideal day. 

Queen- Age? 

Princess- What is your relationship with your parents like? 

Prince- Birthday? 

Necromancer- If you could spend a week with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be? 

Castle- What is something that not a lot of people know about you? 

Tower- What is (at least one thing) something that you’re afraid of? 

Magic- Describe your crush without saying their name. 

Enchanted Forest- Height? 

Magic Healer- Any pets? If so, what are they? 

Potions- Relationship status? 

Potion Making- Would you kiss the last person you kissed again? 

Divination- What do you think about yourself? 

Visions- Do you miss anyone? 

Curses- How do you show affection? 

Charms- Are you religious? 

Hexes- What’s your favorite smell? 

Jinxes- If you could be anywhere, where would you want to be? 

The signs as mythical creatures

ARIES: Dragon, Werewolf, Vampire

TAURUS: Hippogriff, Unicorn, Giant

GEMINI: Vampire, Basilisk, 

CANCER: Yeti, Basilisk, Unicorn

LEO: Dragon, Sphinx, Angel

VIRGO: Hippogriff, Unicorn, Angel

LIBRA: Unicorn, Giant, Angel

SCORPIO: Dragon, Vampire, Basilisk

SAGITTARIUS: Vampire, Centaur, SATAN

CAPRICORN: Vampire, Yeti, Cersei Lannister

AQUARIUS: Unicorn, Fairy, Angel

PISCES: Mermaid, Siren, Basilisk, Sea Serpent

Name: Barghest, Barguest

Area of Origin: Northern England

Prevalent in Northern English folklore, the Barghest is a monstrous black dog, with fiery eyes, large teeth and claws, though the name has been known to refer to ghosts or household elves in other regions of the country. The word “Ghost” was pronounced “Guest” in Northern England, and the etymology of Barghest is thought to be the combination word, Burh-ghest or “Town-Ghost”. Similar to other mythical Black Dogs like the Black Shuck, Grim, Padfoot, Gwyllgi and Gytrash, the Barghest is believed to be an omen of death, foretelling the passing of an individual by laying on or near their doorstep. In some tales, the dog is but one form the entity can shapeshift into, with other appearances being that of a headless man or woman, a white cat or a rabbit. They are said to attack lone travelers in the countryside as well as the narrow alleys in those of the old English cities.

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Now on display at the wonderful Antler Gallery in Portland for the “Unnatural Histories V” exhibition:

“Pigeon Gryphon”, 2016, Ballpoint Pen, Ink Pencils, Colored Pencils, Graphite and Gel Pen on Multi-media Paper, 15.5 inches by 19.25 inches (19.5 inches by 23.25 inches framed)

Please contact me or Antler Gallery at antlerpdx@gmail.com for any and all questions about this piece and this exhibiton

Signs as Mythical Creatures

Aries: Werewolf 

“Every time the moon shines, I become alive”

Taurus: Nymph

“She was free in her wilderness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city”

Gemini: Fairy

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it”

Cancer: Siren

“You have witchcraft in your lips”

Leo: Goddess

“She was dangerous, independent, and strong. The sound of her heels against the marble floor shook the devil up”

Virgo: Angel

“She wasn’t given wings to see the world from a tree”

Libra: Unicorn

“Your sparkling optimism has not gone unnoticed”

Scorpio: Vampire

“We enjoy the night, the darkness, where we can do things that aren’t acceptable in the light. Night is when we slake our thirst”

Sagittarius: Centaur

“Oh, darling, can’t you see? I’m an alien and you are just a human to me”

Capricorn: Pixie

“In the midst of our lives, we must find the magic that makes our souls soar”

Aquarius: Elf

“You’re a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you”

Pisces: Mermaid

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air”