Sarah from 'Cottage Garden Studios'
bestowed on me the
"Mental Duck to Mental Swan"
award, an award she created,
inspired by the words of our
dear friend Renee.
As I shared with Sarah I have
indeed felt the stirrings of my
'swan' yearning to break free,
to silence the voices of doubt
and to embrace the artist within.
Having been told that my
artistic ventures were folly, not a
solid career choice, caused me to silence
my need to create. I doubted my
skills and never thought my work
good enough to share.
It has been through the encouragement
of friends like Sarah and Renee
and the many voices of all of you in
blogland that I have finally
decided to embrace the artistic side
of my nature. If you journey to
the beginnings of my humble little blog
you will find that I did not share
my art. I shared my words,
my life, my thoughts, my heart,
but as the 'duck' I was denying
a big part of who I am.
It was by coming to know all of you
and witnessing your willingness
to share your artistic creations
that I am learning to embrace the 'swan'.
A big thank you to Sarah
for gifting me with this most
To learn more about how this award came to be and to visit
Sarah, an amazing artist in her own right go to