was trying out various settings in the Apophysis fractal
flame program and this angel
popped out. I used a Hue-Saturation layer to emphasize
the halo and masked a few wisps here and there, but otherwise
this is untouched. The font is Trajan Pro with a drop
shadow and a one pixel stroke.
'For behold, I bring you tidings of great joy...' -- I've
always been fond of St. Luke's version of the Nativity.