Sunday, April 5, 2009

Chicken Little, Beatrix Potter and A Zombie Chicken Award?

Do you remember the story of "Chicken Little," a story of confusion and courage that young children can identify with...oh, and me, too! I've always found her situation funny. I probably recognize the Chicken Little in myself, especially lately with so much to do. It's difficult to decide what is the most important task. I feel like running around and yelling, "The sky is falling! The sky is falling!" (Maybe my seasonal cold is a reaction to the temptation to give in...yes, friends, I spent all Easter day in bed watching movies and sneezing!)

Easter makes me remember Beatrix Potter and bunnies. I just love the video I posted for you below and I hope you can find the time to watch it. Her cottage is my idea of a perfect private creative space. I imagine I'm Miss Potter, I'm out in the field capturing a view with my watercolors. It begins to rain but this time, I'm not Chicken Little. I love the rain, ducks and mole...and my dog too. Then I sit at the desk and begin to create stories for my little nephews and nieces...sigh...complete with illustrations. Okay fantasy over! I must warn you that I have been give a most curious chicken award: The Zombie Chicken

Ms. Lucy of Enchanted by Josephine gave me this quack me up award (sorry-chirp me up just didn't work), which comes with quite a compliment and then a little sting at the end:

The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken-excellence, grace, and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, these amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least five other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by not choosing wisely or not choosing at all...

Every blogger listed here has the gift of eloquently fighting dark shadows of all kinds as well as celebrating life victories!

1. Carol The Writers Porch (She recently saw a ghost!)

2. Natalie Musings From the Deep

3. Rudee The Knitting Nurse

4. Catherine A Thousand Clapping Hands

5. The Pink Cowboy


  1. Congratulations Lady of Light... well deserved. Love the design of your award. Makes me smile. hugs,s

  2. Cock-a-doodle-do!!! Thank you so much, Cynthia! This is my second Zombie Chicken Award...I'd better start choosing my recipients or I will risk the wrath!!! So sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. I was thinking of you....ya know, sometimes you can just tell - even across the miles.
    Get well soon.
    Catherine xx

  3. Zombie Apocalypse indeed. That about sums up my life. Thank you so much for the award.

    Beatrix Potter was a prolific writer and illustrator. She was amazing.

  4. My kids have always called me a silly old chook! Here's the proof! Thank You Cynthia. :D

    I will think long and hard about passing on this prestigious award. B'gark! xx♥

  5. Dear Cynthia..........I am honored by this award!! I thank you so much! I love Beatrix Potter and you are right! She had the perfect place to create.I have the Miss Potter movie and I watch it off and on for inspiration!

    Ps...Did you do the profile sketch on FB ?

  6. Congrats on the award Cynthia!!! I enjoyed your post today....the video is awesome. Thank you for coming by my site...I am now a follower of yours! Have a wonderful day!

  7. Very funny award! I will look forward visiting your reccomendations.

  8. Cynthia, thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I find your blog so rich and interesting; I could spend many hours in and out of all the links you have provided.

  9. Cynthia, many congrats on your wondrous Zombie Chicken award - I hope that the sun is shining down on you and that you are feeling wonderful in yourself, friend... Love and healing light surrounds you... x

  10. Wonderful post Cynthia! I feel like this could have been written for me. I am chicken little too, I am struggling to be mindful, I think half my head is already gone on our trip. Just yesterday I locked my keys in my car, the 2nd time in 2 weeks!! And Beatrix Potter, I love her books, have them all, and the movie too. Like Writers Porch, I too watch it for inspiration. The animals, and the watercolors, the countryside...
    And the BiGGEST Thank You for the lovely lovely compliment, I am completely touched. That is a wise and beautiful owl isn't it?
    Congratulations on your award and I do hope you are feeling better!
    ♥ lori

  11. What a wonderful post! I have been under the weather with you and have not been as prompt with my blog visits. I missed out! Love this one! You have hit on two of my favorite all time characters! Love Chicken Little!! Peter is my daughter's favorite. Currently she is teaching ESL at a local college.
    The award is much deserved!. Love your blog Ms. Cynthia!

  12. Sheila, thank you forthe "Lady of Light" title...I will wear it for a bit of healing imagery.xx <3

    Catherine, thanks for your healing thoughts and abundant warmth. I will go and visit your clapping hands blog soon. xx <3

    Rudee, I hope you didn't think I was sending the chicken zombies over to you...I just think you write so well about your life challenges. <3

    Natalie, hi friend, I saw that you've already passed on your award. Amazing in record time!! May you have an upbeat week! xx <3

    Carol, hi there! I can see we have a similiar idea about's that country cottage ideal...I tried the profile sketch on FB but mine came out a bit strange I didn't post it. It was fun though...thanks for the sketch invite! I passed it on to a few people. xx <3

    Artist, I'm glad you watched the video. It's not like the Miss Potter movie because it has a dreamy quality. I love the brief view of what Beatrix Potter's life might have been. She was remarkable. Thank you for becomming a follower of Oasis Writing Link! I hope we can keep in touch. <3

    Butternut Squash,thanks for reading! I always enjoy your visits. Btw The Jk book you are reading (A Walk..)is more toned down than her other books. Do you like it? <3

    Lakeviewer, thank you for visiting and I hope you do spend some time here. I also enjoy your blog!! <3

    Fhina, thank you for the healing message...I embrace the light you send...and give it back 100xs... <3

    Lori, I think you are only an occasional Chicken Little ... otherwise you would not get so much accomplished. You have tremendous creative energy...what a blessing.

    Thank you again for the owl fledgling photograph. It's speaks so of potential yet to be realized while expressing innocent perfection. xx hugs <3

    Linda S,
    Thank you for coming over and reading! I am a fan of Peter Rabbit, too. I read all of Beatrix Potter's books to my children when they were little. I especially appreciate her illustrations. (I also love Tasha Tutor's illustrations.) How proud you must be of your daughter! Your presence here is welcomed with open arms!! I will visit you soon. xx <3

  13. I remember that story!! Congrats on the award! =)

  14. What a lovely little clip! THank you for posting it.

  15. Many, many chicken congrats Cynthia and cluck -clucks to you! xv

  16. I feel like Chicken Little sometimes as well. Hope you had a good Easter and that things are going well. Well done on another fantastic award

  17. I enjoy Beatrix Potter's work tremendously - both her writing and her illustrations. My children were read all of her books which were passed on to their children too. What neat memories your post brought back. :)

  18. I can totally relate to the story of Chicken Little!!! I also received the Zombie Chicken award from Lucy but didn't realize that I risked the wrath of the zombie chickens if I didn't pass it on! I've been running around worrying about the sky falling.....

  19. I adore Beatrix Potter! She was so talented. I love her studies of mushrooms too ;-)

  20. Cynthia
    how are you?
    where are you?
    We are missing you in Blogland.
    Been thinkig about you.
    Write a post or a message soon.

  21. Cynthia congratulations on your NEW AWARD
    from A Thousand Clapping Hands! You deserve at
    LEAST one a day girl!!!!


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