Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising - acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval
Phoenix Rising – acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval

Phoenix Rising is a new painting for my Heni’s Happy Paintings etsy shop.  The phoenix is a powerful mythical bird that recreates its own life from the flames and ashes of the past and arises to be reborn to fly again.   Lately some of my friends and family members have been going through some very tough times including; serious health, relationship and financial issues.  It helps me to think of the phoenix myth and trust that they will be OK.  We have all been and will go through very challenging times in our lives.  Those big challenges can help us grow to become clearer and stronger in our lives.   From these experiences we can go forward with a new sense of ourselves, like the fiery phoenix rising from the ashes.

Print available here.

22 thoughts on “Phoenix Rising

  1. Whoa!!! this is great Heni, one of your best! I definitely want to use this Phoenix for my Scorpio Hev. Msgs issue! Wow

  2. I think of the phoenix as Yin-Yang. Your painting captures the darkness + light in balance. Beautiful!

    What you wrote about on growth reminded me of how we’re held in the womb (darkness) to be thrust into this world (light). From now on, I’ll remind myself that tough times are really a time of birth…..a new sense of myself. Thanks, Heni.

    [A-ha…the song, “Try” by P!nk just started playing on my ipod!] ;D

    1. Thanks for your thoughtful comments. Yes, I can see how birth can be similar to death, both powerful transforming events. Your thought on Yin-Yang was coincidental because just this morning I was thinking about painting a crow and a dove together in a Yin-Yang fashion. I’ll check out “try” on YouTube.

      1. In case you do, the “Live in LA” version on P!nk Vevo is better. The actual song video is really weird! 😦

      2. The chorus of her song reminds me of the Phoenix:

        Where there is desire
        There is gonna be a flame
        Where there is a flame
        Someone’s bound to get burned
        But just because it burns
        Doesn’t mean you’re gonna die
        You gotta get up and try and try and try

        I agree….synchronicity is always cool. 🙂

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