One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you to Joelle  Jean-Baptiste (JoelleWrites) at: for nominating mypenandme for this award.

The suggested guidlelines for this award are as follows:

1. Link back to the person who nominated you

2. Post the award image to your page

3. Tell 7 facts about yourself

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers you admire, and let them know about the nomination


7 facts about me:

1.  I’m doing a theme on monarch migration with my nursery school class and my school age program.  Today I showed the nursery school children this delightful video by Lucas Miller:

2.  One of the six books that I am currently reading is entitled, THINKERTOYS – a handbook of creative-thinking techniques by Michael Michalko.

3.  One of the hundreds of ideas mentioned in this book is to change your regular habits for a day, a week, a month, or whatever.  A few of the examples are:  Take a different route to work, listen to a different radio station, read a different newspaper, change your reading habits, take a bath instead of a shower, etc.  So…today, instead of reading in front of the computer monitor or on a sofa in the living room, I put a chair in the middle of the kitchen and read there.  The lighting was terrific, I stayed more alert and I read way more in one sitting than I normally would with no distractions.  It was wonderful.

4.  I told someone today, “I don’t know why I keep forgetting your name.  You have the same first name as my favourite artist and one of my favourite writers.”  He smiled.

5.  I have added more screenwriting links to my blogroll.

6.  Three of my favourite quotes are:

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” – Pablo Picasso

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.” – George Moore

“Why do writers write?  Because it isn’t there.” – Thomas Berger

7.  This isn’t about me, but Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends and readers in the United States.


Now…I’m afraid that I do not have 15 nominees, but the links that I’m about to share with you, I’ve really enjoyed.  In some cases the links will take you to a particular article that I was reading when I clicked on, follow.

I am pretty certain that some of the above sites/blogs do not participate in awards, but some might.  At any rate I wanted to share these with you.

Thanks for taking the time to read.  I now have to print out and cut out a bunch of monarch butterflies to take to work with me, tomorrow.  I also have to crazy glue a toy camera back together.  Lol.  It’s 1:00 a.m.  I had better hurry it up.

With best regards,


Mary Ann – mypenandme

21 thoughts on “One Lovely Blog Award

  1. bulldogsturf says:

    You deserve the award… congratulations… now get to work or get some sleep…

  2. John says:

    Congrats to you!!

  3. Congratulations! That is a delightful video clip. What was the reaction? It’s stuck in my head now. So I will now fly, fly, fly off to work now 🙂

  4. publisher146 says:

    Lovely – I enjoyed reading and viewing your posts. Thank you for the like and connection. For your information, I moved my site/blog to . Please like and comment there ! You can find me on and Please let me know where I can find you too.
    Have an inspired day!

  5. Summer says:

    Congratulations! Keep on bloggin’ this way : )


  6. Congratulations, Mary Ann!

    • mypenandme says:

      Thanks, Freeda. I’ve just spent the evening researching “the montage” and flashbacks–very interesting stuff and I think a technique that will improve my script. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Teresa Cleveland Wendel says:

    I love the advice in #3. I will definitely implement it today–and that means, SHOWER TIME.

  8. Congratulations! You deserve The Lovely Blog Award!

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