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Remember that game-oh, you think I named it wrong, lol. I know, it is 'Truth or Dare'. I am finding blogging for me is Truth and Dare. How so? I started this blog with thoughts of art, more a visual diary. Then I found Arlee Bird in April 2010 and joined his A-Z Blogging challenge. I was late to the challenge arriving on letter G. I caught up in hurry. I went to a garden section of a home improvement store. My blog changed and I was finding my voice. I discovered I love to write.
This is where I meant many of YOU!
Thank you Lee~
I started visiting artsy blogs, the ones I admired. Becky Shander, a Stampington artist dared me to try a string challenge. I wasn't sure what to make, but I did try another challenge. A wax paper one. I mailed my submission and nothing happened. My intuition told me to keep going. A few months later I was asked to write an article, on the wax paper art. The first art I had submitted. I knew I had to keep going. I had toyed with the idea to mail something in for a few years.
Thank you Becky~
Sherry Marr of STARDREAMING withSherry Blue Sky dared me to write a poem. I did and I really liked it! I remember writing poetry, in college. I now write poetry prompts, for Poets United and in the Imaginary Garden of Real Toads. Yes, sometimes I am a toad ;D.
Thank you Sherry~
I believe to find our truth we constantly have to be brave and put ourselves out there. I think of autumn being the perfect time to do this. Don't you? We can once in awhile test the waters and surprise our followers-why not? I do believe the biggest truth is to remain true to your voice. Be YOU! We all have warts and sometimes make mistakes-cringe! I learned my lesson-no more blogging when sick! I am truly sorry, if I offended anyone... I was being silly, but sick n' silly doesn't work online. Only on Halloween can you get away with that~
What do you love most about this season? Oh, I didn't put one of my favorite autumn loves in my collage. I love to go apple picking and bite into a tart, crisp apple. Nothing like an apple to transport you to being young. For me, apples transport me to New England and this leads me to my dare. No, Snow White poison apples, lol. What I mean is blogging can be sweet n' sour. We can share too much, not share enough, and feel out of place. I dare you to listen to where your heart is leading you and follow it. Maybe you will find your truth. Maybe they should name this game 'Truth n' Scare'?
I dare you!
"The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed." -Eminem