One Lovely Blog Award

Many thanks to Jilanne Hoffman at:  http://jilannehoffmann.com/ for nominating mypenandme for the One Lovely Blog Award.  Jilanne is a founding member of The Dogpatch Writers Collective at:  http://dogpatchwriterscollective.com/   As well, she is a freelance writer and editor, working with socially responsible organizations such as California Rural Legal Assistance, The California HealthCare Foundation, and Exponent Partners  Jilanne, thanks once again.  I enjoy your writing.

My nominees:

http://raysharp.wordpress.com/

http://aprayerlikegravity.wordpress.com/

http://dieuonthegrass.wordpress.com/

http://windhorseblog.wordpress.com/

http://inspodesign.wordpress.com/

All are blogs I have recently visited and enjoyed very much.

Since Jilanne has stated there are no rules this time, I’ll move on to wishing all my readers a fabulous day.  Thanks for stopping by.

Mary Ann

One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you to Joelle  Jean-Baptiste (JoelleWrites) at:  http://joellewrites.wordpress.com/ 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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01epJR2Dzzs

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.

http://sogooditsgawne.wordpress.com/category/cookies-brownies/christmas-cookies/

http://chefsngiggles.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/vodka-thanksgiving-cake/

http://ddalliance.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/holiday-brie-en-croute/

http://paintedpenguins.wordpress.com/

http://ericgale2010.wordpress.com/

http://michaelmjoneswriting.wordpress.com/

http://publishersite.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/ten-ways-to-help-your-reader-understand-and-trust-you/

http://mybloggywoggyblog.wordpress.com/

http://descentintoslushland.wordpress.com/

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

One Lovely Blog Award

I have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by A Stranger to Heaven and Earth at:  http://astrangertoheavenandearth.com/ .  Thank you, Thomas, for the award.  🙂

One Lovely Blog Award

7 things about me:

1.  I am not on Facebook.

2.  I have just discovered some new blogs that I like by checking out A Stranger to Heaven and Earth’s other nominees.  Thank you for that, Thomas!

3.  I enjoyed watching the Second Presidential Debate just now

4.  Today I watched some seagulls flying that reminded me of paper airplanes.

5.  My feet are freezing tonight–not sure why that is…

6.  I didn’t work on my screenplay two nights in a row–very unusual for me…

7.  Today I asked a child if he had any pet fishes at home due to his great interest in the ocean.  His reply was, “We have food fish at home.”  I imagined a can of tuna and smiled.

My nominees are:

http://drawn2life.wordpress.com/

http://lesliepaints.wordpress.com/

http://funandfabulousness.wordpress.com/

http://graciebinoya.com/home-2/

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/

http://boltintheblue.com/

Here are the rules for accepting this award:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post
  2. Copy and paste the award icon onto your blog
  3. Share seven things about yourself
  4. Nominate up to 15 bloggers you admire  (slightly altered by me)
  5. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know

Thanks once again to A Stranger to Heaven and Earth for this nomination.

With best regards,

Mary Ann (mypenandme)

One Lovely Blog Award

THE RULES

1.  Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

2.  List seven random things about yourself.

3.  Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.

Many thanks to Julia Dean-Richards at:  http://aplaceforpoetry.wordpress.com/ for the nomination.  A Place For Poetry … What a lovely name for a blog.

Seven random things about me are:

1.  I’ve been coughing all morning.  I’m probably getting a cold.

2.  Yesterday I learned the  difference between into and in to.

3.  I am on Google+ under my own name

4.  I like listening to ambient sounds on youtube–especially the sounds of the ocean

5.  My first piano teacher’s name was Mrs. Roy.  My lessons were on Saturdays.  I used to watch Scooby Doo on television before going there.

6.  I can still remember the theme songs/music from many of my favourite television shows and commercials.

7.  Every weekend I make a large pot of homemade soup.

It is my pleasure to nominate the following blogs:

http://joyerickson.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/lady-bugs-or-lady-birds/#comment-71250

http://freshfarecatering.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/tip-of-the-week-lemon-juice-and-the-best-lemonade-ever/

http://mrmole.wordpress.com/

http://mike585.wordpress.com/

http://jamesdez.wordpress.com/

http://badpuppetproductionz.com/2012/06/20/train-tracks/

http://ellenolinger.wordpress.com/

http://secondhandcity.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/music-mondays-tuck-and-patti-castles-made-of-sand/

http://whatsitallaboutandotherstories.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/finding-your-storys-controlling-idea-and-a-whole-lot-more/

http://7weekmovie.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/week-1-day-two/

http://kweschn.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/the-beauty-love-and-power-of-film/

http://0verthrown.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/10000-reasons-bless-the-lord/

http://michaelbrianphoto.wordpress.com/

http://muse217.wordpress.com/

With best regards,

Mary Ann

One Lovely Blog Award and recap of all previous nominees

Thank you to Julia Dean-Richards for nominating me back for this award.  To view Julia’s wordpress page, please visit:  http://aplaceforpoetry.wordpress.com/ There is some great writing there.

The rules to follow if nominated are:

1.  Thank the person who nominated you.  2.  Share 7 things about yourself that others may not know.  3.  Nominate 15 other bloggers.  4.  Notify the nominees.  5.  Put the Award Logo on your blog site.

Seeing that I just shared 7 things about me and nominated 15 blogs, only yesterday, and the clock is ticking regarding the completion of my Audio Play submission to the BBC International Radio Play Contest, I will do the following, instead.  Here is a list of all of the blogs that I have nominated in the past three months for you to click on and enjoy at your leisure:

http://sweatpantsandsuperfoods.com/2012/05/23/barley-vs-oatmeal/ – Sweatpants and Superfoods

http://throughhisown.wordpress.com/ – Through His Own

http://thefirstgates.com/ – The First Gates

http://aboutzen.wordpress.com/ – About Zen

http://rustytruck.wordpress.com/ – Rusty Truck

http://mothergrogan.wordpress.com/ – Mothergrogan

http://floresfactor.wordpress.com/ – The Flores Factor

 

Ferdinand Morvay’s blog at:  http://padroitly.wordpress.com/

Rich’s bog at:  http://brainsnorts.wordpress.com/

Dean J. Baker’s Blog at:  http://deanjbaker.wordpress.com/

free penny press at:  http://freepennypress.wordpress.com/

Eat My Haiku at:  http://eatmyhaiku.wordpress.com/

Julie Catherine’s blog at:  http://juliecatherinevigna.wordpress.com/

Meeka’s Mind at: http://acflory.wordpress.com/

http://littleboxofbooks.wordpress.com – the blog of Liz Blackmore. short stories, children’s books

http://patpiercegarcia.wordpress.com – the blog of Pat Garcia – writer/singer/songwriter

http://foodforays.com – Food Forays where I look for my next delicious recipes to try

http://thecreativecat.net/   – The Creative Cat  (I LOVE this site)

http://patcegan.wordpress.com – Source of Inspiration – the name says it all!

http://manicddaily.wordpress.com/  – Manic Daily – the blog of Karin Gustafson, published author

http://57andthensome.wordpress.com – Plucky Umbrella – wonderful photography and writing

http://joyerickson.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/lady-bugs-or-lady-birds/#comment-71250

http://freshfarecatering.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/tip-of-the-week-lemon-juice-and-the-best-lemonade-ever/

http://mrmole.wordpress.com/

http://mike585.wordpress.com/

http://jamesdez.wordpress.com/

http://badpuppetproductionz.com/2012/06/20/train-tracks/

http://ellenolinger.wordpress.com/

http://secondhandcity.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/music-mondays-tuck-and-patti-castles-made-of-sand/

http://whatsitallaboutandotherstories.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/finding-your-storys-controlling-idea-and-a-whole-lot-more/

http://7weekmovie.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/week-1-day-two/

http://kweschn.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/the-beauty-love-and-power-of-film/

http://mkdickerson.com/2012/06/17/day-171-tree-bark-bird-3/

http://0verthrown.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/10000-reasons-bless-the-lord/

http://michaelbrianphoto.wordpress.com/

http://muse217.wordpress.com/

http://dukophoto.wordpress.com/

http://playamart.wordpress.com/

http://russelrayphotos2.com/

http://rprtphoto.wordpress.com/

http://inspiringhealthyliving.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/mini-vegetarian-lasagna-cupcakes/

http://mamasgottabake.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/panko-crusted-shrimp-with-chive-aioli/

http://throughthefogpoetry.wordpress.com/

http://sedge808.wordpress.com/

http://www.needyhelper.com

http://artclubblog.com/

http://therightmood.wordpress.com/

http://thepoetryofphotography.wordpress.com/

http://picaflor1968.wordpress.com/

http://theeternalgrasshopper.wordpress.com/

http://lasiel8.wordpress.com/

http://haikuandy.wordpress.com/

http://screenwriteronlocation.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/what-are-you-plotting/

http://brisidari.wordpress.com/2012/06/

http://uddhamsotto.com/

http://neoalchemist.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/jarl-ingvarsson/

 

http://melodylowes.com/

http://urbanwallart.wordpress.com/

http://kenben.org/

http://sunontiepost.wordpress.com/

http://thepoetsbillow.org/

http://onthehomefrontandbeyond.wordpress.com/

http://cathyulrich.com/

http://sudhiarts.wordpress.com/

http://sadieanddasie.wordpress.com/

http://sillymonkeyphoto.com/

http://locavoreliving.wordpress.com/

http://piecedgoods.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/potato-bites-a-recipe/

http://tastythumb.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/antipasto-pasta-salad/

http://clevermuffin.com/2012/06/16/tenilles-terrific-trifle/

http://preferablypaleo.com/2012/06/16/chocolate-covered-strawberries/

http://michaelbrianphoto.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/dog-of-the-day-216/

http://caressingthemuse.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/trailer-time-gullivers-children/

http://joycebrennan.blogspot.ca/

http://ekphrastixarts.com/

http://la-screenwriter.com/2012/06/14/script-the-birds/

http://adelaidescreenwriter.blogspot.ca/

http://invisibleinkblog.blogspot.ca/

http://ravingdaveherman.blogspot.ca/

http://www.blakesnyder.com/

http://thebitterscriptreader.blogspot.ca/

 

http://poetjanstie.wordpress.com/

http://petearmetta.wordpress.com/

httphttp://desoliepage.com/

http://marnycopal.wordpress.com/

http://elliebloo.com/

http://eleanoremacdonald.wordpress.com/

http://goodwritingtips.wordpress.com/

http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/because-they-smile/

http://walterwsmith.wordpress.com/

http://jannahill.wordpress.com/

http://fstopsdotnet.wordpress.com/

http://erinloveart.wordpress.com/

http://robertsantafede.com/

http://therightmood.wordpress.com/

http://geektohighbrow.wordpress.com/

http://shortofstories.wordpress.com/

http://palmtreesbarefeet.wordpress.com/

http://jimzshortstories.wordpress.com/

http://purehaiku.wordpress.com/

http://patgarciabookreviews.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/newblogbookreviewsandbookrecommendationsanintroduction/

http://bennaga.wordpress.com/

http://anakegoodall.wordpress.com/

http://wstadler.com/

http://jameslees101.wordpress.com/

http://rewritedr.wordpress.com/

http://reflectionsofchina.wordpress.com/

http://millieho.net/

http://david-michael-williams.com/

http://wragsthinks.wordpress.com/

http://thoughtsfromtheoutdoors.wordpress.com/

http://jennifermeaton.com/

http://inkiblu.me/

http://tracielouisephotography.net/gallery/

http://sianblohm.wordpress.com/you-are-here-too/

http://aaastern.wordpress.com/

http://michaelhockney.wordpress.com/

http://gideonsway.wordpress.com/

http://maximumz.wordpress.com/

http://debbiemoon.wordpress.com/

http://screenwritingfromiowa.wordpress.com/

http://writerswire.wordpress.com/

http://elainecougler.wordpress.com/

http://poeformology.wordpress.com/

http://minskydan.wordpress.com/

http://wastelandhere.com/about/

http://www.ptsnob.com/http://haikumarathon.wordpress.com/

http://michaelpoetry.wordpress.com/

http://graypoet.wordpress.com/

http://catrinblue.wordpress.com/2012/06/

http://lifestyleamour.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/these-mugs-are-magic/

http://magnoliaforever.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/lammy2012-a-win-and-a-thank-you/

http://splendidandlovely.blogspot.ca/

http://www.andsoitbeginsfilms.com/

http://justasmidgen.com/

http://newyorkstreetportraits.com/

http://ellieannsoderstrom.wordpress.com/

http://adeeyoyo.wordpress.com/

http://kij0.wordpress.com/

http://like-mother-like-daughter.com/2012/06/24/falafel-burgers/

http://delgrossofoodblog.com/

http://flatland57.wordpress.com/

http://arcanearrangements.wordpress.com/

http://skippingstarsproductions.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/garden-fresh-herbed-cucumber-flower-bites/

http://shutupdad.wordpress.com/

http://ramiungarthewriter.wordpress.com/

http://talesofaknitterbakerpateachouxmaker.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/black-sesame-and-lemongrass-macarons/

http://velvetmedia.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/50-afterglow/

http://utopiananuvem.wordpress.com/

http://apoetsview.wordpress.com/

http://aplaceforpoetry.wordpress.com/

With best regards,

mypenandme

 

 

One Lovely Blog Award

I am both delighted and honored to be nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award once again.  Thank you very much to pennycoco at http://thewhyaboutthis.com/i-belong/the-lovely-blog-award/#comment-524 for thinking of mypenandme.  🙂

Rules to follow:

  1. Thank the person who nominated me.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself that others  may not know
  3. Nominate 15 other bloggers.
  4. Notify the nominees
  5. Put the Award Logo on your blog site

7 new things about me:

I’m running out of things to say!

1.  The BBC International Radio Play Competition deadline is July 31st and I have been working very hard over the past two weeks, perfecting my entry.  Once sent, I should be on WordPress a little bit more again.

2.  I’m getting quite the suntan this summer as a result of spending part of my work day, outside.

3.  There is a new puppy in our building.  I can hear him but I haven’t seen him yet.

4.   I’m growing green beans this summer and they’re doing well.

5.  I need to purchase a new vacuum cleaner.

6.  I’m getting new eyeglasses within the next week or so.

7.   I’ve been photographing some more shadows on the wall.  It’s fun.

 

15 blogs that I have recently enjoyed:

http://ellieannsoderstrom.wordpress.com/

http://adeeyoyo.wordpress.com/

http://kij0.wordpress.com/

http://like-mother-like-daughter.com/2012/06/24/falafel-burgers/

http://delgrossofoodblog.com/

http://flatland57.wordpress.com/

http://arcanearrangements.wordpress.com/

http://skippingstarsproductions.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/garden-fresh-herbed-cucumber-flower-bites/

http://shutupdad.wordpress.com/

http://ramiungarthewriter.wordpress.com/

http://talesofaknitterbakerpateachouxmaker.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/black-sesame-and-lemongrass-macarons/

http://velvetmedia.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/50-afterglow/

http://utopiananuvem.wordpress.com/

http://apoetsview.wordpress.com/

http://aplaceforpoetry.wordpress.com/

Congratulations to all the nominees.  You all have great blogs!  If I have nominated you and you wish to particpate–that’s wonderful.  If you do not wish to participate, I am still happy to have been able to share a link to your blog with my readers and friends.

Best regards,

mypenandme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you to sunontiepost at:  http://sunontiepost.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for this award.

The Rules of Acceptance:

  1. Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post:
  2. Share seven possibly unknown things about yourself.
  3. Nominate fifteen or so bloggers you admire.
  4. Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know and link back to them.

7 things about me:

1.  I only buy Unico tinned tuna.

2.  A little boy told me that kangaroos jump higher than grasshoppers and now that’s stuck in my head.  LOL.

3.  The book, Arthur Lismer’s Pen and Pencil by Marjorie Lismer Bridges, inspired me when I was in my early twenties.  It’s a wonderful book for developing aesthetic awareness.

4.  It’s 12:59 a.m. and I haven’t yet written my Three Word Wednesday poem.

5.  My father passed away when I was 21 years old.

6.  I have two muses in my living room — one, a print and the other an original miniature painting by an unknown artist.

7.  I give pen the credit for half my writing.  He has a mind of his own, sometimes.

My nominations are:

http://joyerickson.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/lady-bugs-or-lady-birds/#comment-71250

http://freshfarecatering.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/tip-of-the-week-lemon-juice-and-the-best-lemonade-ever/

http://mrmole.wordpress.com/

http://mike585.wordpress.com/

http://jamesdez.wordpress.com/

http://badpuppetproductionz.com/2012/06/20/train-tracks/

http://ellenolinger.wordpress.com/

http://secondhandcity.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/music-mondays-tuck-and-patti-castles-made-of-sand/

http://whatsitallaboutandotherstories.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/finding-your-storys-controlling-idea-and-a-whole-lot-more/

http://7weekmovie.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/week-1-day-two/

http://kweschn.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/the-beauty-love-and-power-of-film/

http://mkdickerson.com/2012/06/17/day-171-tree-bark-bird-3/

http://0verthrown.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/10000-reasons-bless-the-lord/

http://michaelbrianphoto.wordpress.com/

http://muse217.wordpress.com/

I will send the notifications tomorrow.

Best regards.

Mary Ann

 

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