Dog prints in medieval chained library

I made this image in the chained library “De Librije” in the Dutch city of Zutphen. Established in 1564, everything about this place is still precisely as it was, including the tiles on the floor. Remarkably, throughout the library there are tiles with a dog’s paw prints. These 450-year-old traces of a large dog come with a local legend. One night, a monk called Jaromir was reading in the library while enjoying a meal of chicken, delivered to him by some nuns. He was not supposed to do this: not only does one not eat in a library, but he was also going through a period of fasting. Then suddenly the devil appeared in the form of a dog, scaring the living daylights out of the monk. The devil ate the chicken and locked the monk inside as a punishment - as devils do. Knowing the story, it’s hard to ignore the prints when admiring the books. 

Pics (top my own): Zutphen, Librije Chained Library. More on the legend on the library’s website, also source for lower pic, here (in Dutch).


My half of an art trade with Jen !!
There you can see their persona with a raichu which is one of Jen’s favourite pokemons! `v´


Watercolor/gouaches of Pheasants by Archibald Thorburn (Scottish, 1860–1935) 

“Wherever perfectionism is driving, shame is riding shotgun. Perfectionism is not about healthy striving, which you see all the time in successful leaders, it’s not about trying to set goals and being the best we can be, perfectionism is basically a cognitive behavioral process that says if I look perfect, work perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid shame, ridicule, and criticism. It’s a defense mechanism.” —

"Why Doing Awesome Work Means Making Yourself Vulnerable"

So, I’ve been waiting for someone to explain this extremely simple concept to me my entire life.

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"When I interview leaders, artists, coaches, or athletes who are very successful, they never talk about perfectionism as being a vehicle for success. What they talk about is that perfectionism is a huge trigger, one they have to be aware of all the time, because it gets in the way of getting work done."


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» Supernatural Creatures: Crocottas

        Crocottas derive from India and Ethiopia folklore. It is a a type of large wolf, believed to be linked to hyenas. However, in various works it has been described as a cross between either a wolf and a dog, or a lion and a hyena. Interestingly enough, the scientific name of hyena is crocuta crocuta. 

        These creatures are believed to have the ability to mimic a human’s voice, luring in its prey to devour it. They are believed to be the size of a mule, with unbelievably large, sharp teeth. They’re to have incredible strength, and be “as brave as a lion, as swift as a horse, and as strong as bull. It cannot be overcome by a weapon of steel.” A similar creature is the leucrotta, only smaller in size.

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scientific name: nerium oleander
common name(s): oleander
toxin: cardiac glycoside
symptoms: abdominal pain, diarrhea, drowsiness, irregular heart rate, nausea, seizures, tremors, vomiting


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Concept art and animation panels for Treasure Planet 2

Before Treasure Planet was shown in cinemas, Thomas Schumacher, then president of Walt Disney Feature Animation, mentioned the possibilities of having direct-to-video releases for Treasure Planet as well as a television series. He stated that they already had “a story and some storyboards and concepts up and a script for what a sequel to [Treasure Planet] could be,” and that they also had a “notion” of what the series would be.

Director Jun Falkenstein and screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos began early development on Treasure Planet 2. In the sequel, Jim Hawkins and Kate, his love interest and classmate at the Royal Interstellar Academy, must team with Long John Silver to stop the villainous Ironbeard from freeing the inmates of Botany Bay Prison Asteroid. Willem Dafoe was set to voice Ironbeard. The sequel was canceled when Treasure Planet disappointed at the box office.

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A type of catlike creature called a genet has been spotted catching a ride on the backs of buffalo and white rhinos, new camera trap pictures reveal by Simon Morgan Wildlife Act.
"Do rhinos & other buff animals have pet genets, or genets have them as pets lol. Symbiosis?


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"The Black and Rufous Elephant Shrew (Rhynchocyon petersi)… one of 16 species of elephant shrew alive today in Africa…”

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