Flying!

Originally, I wanted to paint a phoenix bird with a dramatic sky and fiery feathers falling into tower’s ruin. I have got a weird pheasant instead. No drama around, but a pleasant sunny afternoon.

It looks I’m not ready for a wild transformation, either in life or on paper.

On the other hand, this version of the phoenix bird is at least flying. Try to compare with the frightened phoenix about two years ago.

I like both of them, but I keep the hope for real transformation where needed.

Love and hugs,

Ivana

Before getting power

Almost everyone knows the story about Phoenix, who has risen from his own ashes. There are many images of this fascinating creature, always full of gold and fire. I have always admired the power and courage hidden in them as I have always doubted that I would be able to do such a thing.

Trying to do so, I was brought to the thoughts of what was happening just before the Phoenix burnt and was born again. How much he was afraid when the hot Inferno flames flashed around him?

And the wisdom, born from my picture, is quite similar to the many that we know from movies and books. Being afraid is not a reason for shame. Being afraid doesn’t mean you cannot achieve a big goal. You may be afraid but you have to go on to finish what has been started either by you or by the universe.

Hopefully my picture helps me to take the fear into my hand and enter the rebirth flames together. And maybe it also helps some of you 😃

With love, Ivana