“If you tell a nightmare before breakfast, it will come true, but if you keep a dream secret, it will never come to pass”; this saying has come into being because of the actions of Night Mares⸺magical, winged horses that come to those with many dreams. Mares with golden, silky manes and white fur are drawn to those with nightmares, while stallions with blue-gray manes and black fur are lured to those with pleasant dreams. The horses are much smaller and thinner than domesticated breeds (~three-four feet tall) and have light, feathery wings on their backs: females have four wings, while males have six. Like other species of horses, Night Mares are hoofed, herbivorous mammals, but they have never been tamed by human populations.
Based on folklore and superstition.
5 x 7 art prints of West Virginia cryptids based on original drawings by Kristen Puckett.
I'm a pretty quiet person from Southern Ohio that loves monsters, animals, stories, and history. I moved to Fairbanks, AK to study art and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2017, afterward moving to & working in El Paso, TX. Currently, I reside in Lucasville, OH.
I enjoy outdoor activities - like hiking, kayaking, and sightseeing - reading, drawing, throwing pottery, sculpting, playing video games, and playing dungeons and dragons with my friends. ~Kristen Puckett - Appalachian Illustrator, Folklorist, & Ceramicist