Updated with 2018 version:
This angel was meant as a fun quick one, but would wait patiently as other projects came up. It was started late last year, more or less bringing me into the Year of the Fire Rooster in Chinese astrology.
(If you’d like more grandiose terms, I’ve found web sites that have declared it the Tibetan Year of the Phoenix, or Firebird—which I cannot verify, not speaking Tibetan aside from mantras!)
While work was still in progress, the White Peacock made a one or two “guest appearances” at my weekly oracle readings, with her main message that false modesty and hiding one’s true self benefits no one. Instead of hiding our strengths and gifts, we can share them, develop them, and teach them to others.
If you’d like to share this painting with a quote, I’ve got that covered: