Tooth & Nail…

"Self Portrait 2007" ©Kathy Ferrell 9x12", oil on canvas


Experience has taught me that what seems at first to be a crushing blow of disappointment is often in reality the hammer strike of my Blacksmith, forging me again. Every time, I’ve come out stronger. A fine piece of steel is meant for a sword blade, not a railroad spike. A sword blade wielded by a worthy hand becomes a work of art in itself. It’s deft movements, keen edge and briskness foster respect. It’s only a cretin that uses a honed sword to break stones. I can be put to finer use.

P.S. I haven’t smoked in almost two years.

©Kathy Ferrell and “Big Cup O’Blog” (blog about Cup O Swank Studio), 2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Kathy Ferrell and Big Cup O’Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


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