Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mental Health & Mythical Beasts : Carbuncle & Social Anxiety

The Carbuncle is a rare, cat-like creature from South American lore. It’s said that the gems encrusted in their foreheads are priceless and Carbuncles only give their gems to anyone they find worthy of them. Finding someone to give the gem to is challenging for this Carbuncle, as socializing is greatly discomforting to her.

To read more about the Carbuncle.
To read more about social anxiety.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mental Health & Mythical Beasts -- Kobold

Mental Health & Mythical Monsters : Kobold & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Kobolds are sprites originating from Germanic folklore — a house spirit often associated with helping around with the domestic environment and household chores.
Hoping to ease her constant anxiety, this little Kobold ritually washes garments over and over again.

Read more about Kobolds here.

Read more about OCD here.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Mostly #Inktober Day 1-7

Mental Health & Mythical Beasts -- Androsphinx

This week (October 7 - 11) is Mental Illness Awareness Week! Here is an Androsphinx, the most recognized form of the Egyptian creature and is often associated with wisdom, donning the green Mental Health Awareness ribbon.

To read more about Mental Illness Awareness Week --

To read more about the Androsphinx --

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mental Health & Mythical Beasts -- Lernaean Hydra

Week 2 of the Mental Health and Mythical Beast project! This week features the Lernaean Hydra from Greek mythology, representing Bipolar Disorder. While they are described having nine heads, I decided mine down to represent the manic state and the depressive state.

 To learn more about Bipolar Disorder --

 To learn more about the Lernaean Hydra --