I made this Fox girl original woodland painting inspired by female power and the myths of shapeshifting. This fox painting has three characters and vivid greenery.
Once there was a woman/girl who shapeshifted into a fox. She dared to cross into the other realm and through hard work found the courage to shed her beautiful female skin. She did not care about growing a tail and ears!
That wise woman/girl decided to understand her own heart, real desires, and her wildest dreams. She did not expected to feel accepted by the other foxes.
In the beginning, she felt as an impostor in a world she could not understand. The foxes, however, do not judge as people do. They welcomed her into their pack as long as she made her tasks. Everybody has a role in the fox pack!
The woman/girl who turned into a fox dared to play in the forest and learned to respect the spirits of nature. She learned to care for her own, defend and set her boundaries straight, and still be kind, transparent and light.
The woman/girl who traveled this crooked path, suffered lots and laughed lots. She came back whole to the world of humans feeling enlightened, and humble.
Some fox women aren’t that lucky about returning to their own selves. They are unable to return, either because they get lost in the illusion of being superior to the others of their kind, forgetting their true soft, kind and beautiful form or shapeshifting into an unnatural being, far from their real selves.