Well I couldn't help myself this morning when I saw the theme for 4x4 Friday (King Raven) and had to create. My Raven has a Mayan influence adorned with crown and necklace (Ravens love shiny things) along with pre-Columbian symbols and art. The background is from a journal page I made (rubber stamping, antique art images) Raven and crown (Dover images) and necklace (from a postal stamp). Ravens are a powerful symbol for me . Their lore depicts them as seekers of knowledge ( they are highly intelligent) healing and initiation, and the gift of prophecy. They love to collect and cache things they have found to create their nests and in fact, that's where the idea for "Ravenpainting " came from. This was a fun challenge!