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Swan Painting

In this blog I’d like to share with you the story behind my Swan painting.

Have you heard the story The Ugly Duckling? I have! When I was little I remember watching the video. It resonated with me so much – I felt like an ugly duckling and that I never fitted in. I was told that I was ugly and stupid and that I didn’t belong. Therefore, I believed these lies and developed mental health disorders as a result.

A few years ago, my pastor re-framed this mindset into ‘You’re not an ugly duckling, you’re a beautiful cygnet and you are transitioning into a beautiful swan’. I believed him. It actually sparked my love for cygnets and swans. In fact, it also sparked my recovery!

This painting, of a swan, was painted using one of my own reference photograph. Here is the reference photograph I used (Credit: Hannah Kirk Photographer):

For the month of August I’m donating 25% of sales to The Vine Centre in Aldershot – a very worthy charity which is close to my heart. If you’d like to purchase this piece of beautiful and original artwork, please click this link: or contact me for other payment arrangements.

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