The Year of the Snake!

Happy year of the Snake, 2013! Digital, 2013.
Happy year of the Snake, 2013! Digital, 2013.

 

Happy Lunar New Year!

This year is the year of the snake.

One of my coworkers asked me about the year of the snake. Many of the people I know seem to have a bad impression of the snake, which seems to come from the Christian association of the snake with the devil. I thought that was a little sad – while I’m not a huge fan of snakes myself, I wanted to show the cool mythological side of them. So for this year’s image, I drew on the creator story of Nüwa and the idea of the snake as a benevolent female deity.

Also my version wears a moon egg crown.

Happy year of the snake! I’ve got a much better feeling about this year than the last 😀