Sunday, March 28, 2010
Mental Duck to Mental Swan Award
I have not given this out for a while and as today would have been Renee's birthday..I thought it would be a good day to offer this up again. I miss her dearly but know she would rather we toast her with a shot of Bailey's than be sad.
This award has been in the past and is again dedicated to Renee as she was the inspiration for it. I repeated 2nd grade and was thereafter labeled as the slow one in the family. Despite graduating with honors in high school and being on the deans list in college..I was still the slow one. I was in my 40s before I realized I was not so slow and well, pretty smart after all. During a discussion one day with Renee about how this had kept me from doing so many things in my life she said to me...
"Sarah, you have gone from Mental Duck to Mental Swan."
I can only say that this had a profound effect on me..her words! So this award is dedicated to all of those who are just finding their beautiful big swan wings and those who encourage others to find and spread them. Thank you Renee for helping me find mine!!
This award is not one to be passed on...it is a gift from me to you and I hope you will honor me by taking it! I have been watching you amazing women support up each other and this is my small way of saying thank you! Here is to Renee..Cheers hon!!
The Mental Duck to Mental Swan Award is given to two amazing groups of bloggers;
1. To Bloggers who encourage and nurture others bloggers to explore and grow in their creative, spiritual or mental lives.
2. To Bloggers who are blooming and growing creatively, spiritually or mentally in their lives & sharing it on their blogs .
In no particular order...
Liz of The Fragrant Muse- We must have been sisters in another life...amazing and supportive and spreading her beautiful wings wide with her new training!
Becca of Magikal Seasons. Becca is one of the most delightful women I know.. supportive and funny I have watched her bloom this year!! Her artwork just makes me smile!!
Brenda of Wicked Wool Gathering - Brenda is another dear friend that I have watched bloom over the last year. Another wonderful artist whom I adore! Sweet and caring she never fails to send hugs just when you need them!
Pam of Yoborobo..Delightful and funny and very talented. I do love her little dolls! She is always there to lend and ear or a hug & I adore her too!!
Suzie of Cat in the Moon - One of the most supportive gals I know..I am blessed to have met her!! Creative and funny and a heart as big as Texas!! She has been my shoulder many times..thank you hon! Yup adore her too!
Karen D of Journey to Spirit through Art and Creativity Wonderful ...never fails to amaze me with her depth! Sweet and amazingly supportive. I always smile when I see she has popped by to say hi! A dear friend and creative powerhouse!!
Faerwillow of Serendipity Amazing wordsmith..this girl just glows with a rare light! I am blessed to say she is a friend! I have also been blessed with her sweet caring and hugs when I have needed them! She is just something something!!
Technobabe Always there to support me and so many others..always just the right words to sooth the soul..the girl has a gift! I am blessed to know her too!! Yup adore her!!
Debra of She who Seeks - Another one who makes me smile whenever I visit her blog..sassy and wonderful and always tells it how it is! Delightful, supportive and creative!! Another amazing force!!
Diva Kreszl of Diva's Musings She never fails to be there for me when I need her with supportive words and hugs..amazing..she is! A truly beautiful soul and amazing creative force!!
Stregata of Put a Little Magic in Your Life - Her jewelry to die for..but her caring heart is amazing! Another huge support to me and so many others...Yeah... I adore her too!!
Joanna - of...The Fifty Factor I adore her..I do..she is such a dear friend! I love the fact that she has my Fall artwork in her house! She is a supportive and loving and another woman I am blessed to know!! Am sending chocolate!!!
Tammie of Spirit Helpers One of the most talented photographers & poets I know...amazing wonderful and so sweet!! I am blessed to not only know her but to call her friend and own a few precious pieces of her work!!
The Strawberry Mallard Another beautiful soul and friend!! Artistic and creative..I love her work too! I have only of late gotten to know the wonderful gal!! How blessed am I?
So there are only a few of the amazing women I know here!! Adore each and every one!! More to come soon. Thank you every one of you for the blessings you give me everyday when you visit me here or email me! You have all touched my heart and I am so very thankful for that!
Hugs and love, Sarah