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13 of the creepiest old Halloween pictures I could find

With Halloween approaching, I thought it would be fun to share some of these creepiest old Halloween pictures that I found around ye olde internet.  Most of you probably know that the tradition of Halloween as we know it goes back quite a ways into our history.  The Catholics adapted the Pagan traditions somewhere around …

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Rod of Asclepius t shirt from Closet of Mysteries

Rod of Asclepius History Meaning and Symbolism Inspiring T Shirt Design

When I make a design, I like to research the symbolism to really understand it.  Recently, I designed a Rod of Asclepius; an ancient symbol most easily recognized from its symbolic use by the medical profession. Often confused with the Rod of Hermes or Caduceus which has two snakes wrapping a staff, the Rod of Asclepius …

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Alchemical dragon shirt design from Closet of Mysteries

Dragon of the Stone – Alchemical Dragon illustration explained

The alchemical dragon has been a symbol used by mystics for ages.  The most iconic of these illustrations from the Theatrum chemicum Britannicum is the two headed dragon facing the sun and moon.  It comes from page 212 at the end of the chapter called Liber Patris Sapientiae. This Robert Vaughan illustration is one of many that were commissioned …

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looking beyond - A Magical Grackle ink drawing by Scott Myst

Looking Beyond – A Magical Grackle ink drawing by Scott Myst

I thought I would share the stages of progress of my most recently completed original magical grackle ink drawing.  I called this piece “Looking Beyond”.  Grackles are abundant in my area and I have been fascinated with these birds for a long time.  The males sport flashy black feathers that shine in iridescent colors of blue …

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