When I first started this blog I honestly wasn’t sure what I wanted to say or about what. So I picked creativity and the first several posts reflect that. But life comes along necessitating the need to be off-line more than on. As you can see by the obvious infrequency of my blog posts.

My posts illustrate what I want to talk about or share. Not just creativity and creative endeavors, but all the different reasons why we do what we do (as well as, sometimes, my personal thoughts on a particular subject) I care passionately about our present condition in life and our futures – All of us.

As just one of more than 8 billion humans on our planet, it astonishing me that I am unique onto myself – as are you. And not so astonishing is that we are far more alike, in many more things, than we have even yet begun to realize.

Perhaps I can close that gap. Bring us just a little bit closer together with some of my thoughts and insights as so many other writers, photographs, artists, musicians and other people just like you and I are currently doing on their blogs, vlogs and other social media platforms.

We all have a common purpose here. To connect with one another on a global level and to share ourselves. To be creative, to explore, each other and our surroundings – the essence that makes up who we really are – both the good and the bad.

Blogging, in many aspects, has turned out to be the perfect way to accomplish this. So there you go – I am a blogger, like millions of other bloggers.

I hope to encourage and inspire. Inform and enlighten but most of all connect with as many as possible. Bring us, perhaps, a little bit closer to each other.

Thank you for dropping by, hope to see you again,

The very best to you,


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  2. It is a pleasure to stumble upon your blog. I loved your about me. We are all so different but we can all grow closer and care about each other. You seem like a very sweet lady.. Thanks for writing dear πŸ™‚ Hope to read more of your writing πŸ™‚

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    • It was a pleasure to do so. My time is very limited online right now as I’m past a deadline with a publisher for a book I’ve been working on (struggling with, lol) But I do appreciate getting to meet you, I thank you for your time in connecting with me. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Jemmy, I apologize for the delay in my response. I’ve spent much time offline recently. I am honored that you would think of me for this award and extremely appreciative, thank you. On another note I wish you the best of the best as you progress towards the person, you’ve always been inside. A pretty cool person, I think! xx

    • Hi Ann, sorry about the delay in getting back to you, was offline mostly for the last 5 days. I do appreciate your visit, your lovely comments, and your follow – very much! πŸ™‚

      • No worries, Penny. Going offline is never a bad thing. It’s just as entertaining to observe from a distance, the roller- coaster riders screaming πŸ˜‰
        Have a great day!

    • Hi Jadi, sorry for not getting back to you sooner, I’ve been offline for a bit and am just now catching up. Thank you so much for this nomination. I am very appreciative of your thinking of me for this award! And congratulations to you too! πŸ™‚

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    • Hello and thank you most sincerely as well as congratulations to you. I was offline for over a week so am playing catch-up right now but I do appreciate your compliment and am honored that you thought to include me as a nominee! Again most sincere thanks, Penny πŸ™‚ xx

    • Thank you so very much. I was gone for a week but do want you to know that I appreciate “you” so very much. congratulations and thank you so much for the nomination Patty! Much love, Penny xo

    • I do feel like we are all of us sisters, so that is a wonderful blogging award to be nominated for, and I do sincerely thank you. I’ve been offline a lot recently so in a catch-up mode, but I again thank you kindly for thinking of me, with love and affection to you, Penny xo

  7. Wow, you’ve got some excellent reviews on your Shy Butterfly book. The reviews sound interesting! I’ll look for it the next time I’m at the library or book store.

  8. Dear Penny …. I know you gave me some info about the two questions I asked you but, for the life of me, I can’t find your answers!! Jeez ….
    Would you mind telling me again, how to:
    1. get the visitors’ flags on the blog
    2. getting the FB connection for “liking” you page.

    I really appreciate the time you may take!!
    Maybe try my email: hrexach@hotmail.com ,,,,

    TY in advance and sorry for the continued bother. LOL … πŸ™‚

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  10. Wow! It was a long way down to here! lol πŸ˜‰ Thank you for your visits to my blog, lovely to meet you and you have a great blog. So, welcome to the Pack! And greetngs from the Icy world of Europa πŸ™‚ It is close to the time of the Full Moon…do feel free to join the Icewolfies for the Full Moon howl when the night arrives! lol πŸ˜‰

  11. Great “About” page Penny! I’m glad you’re back online, sharing your unique viewpoint with the rest of us. Thank you for stopping by and following my blog, because it gave me the chance to find and enjoy yours πŸ™‚

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  13. Hey Penny thanks for following bebeautifulanddance.com …. you have already inspired me so hopefully one day the favor will be returned. πŸ™‚

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  16. I love your writing…and, like you, have many opinions about things, life, people—You are courageous to put your thoughts out there–yes, I see writers as courageous people—-and I am working on that courage for myself. Began slowly in 2011..now I am beginning to pick up the pace. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your “following”…I am now “following” you…Have a great day!

  17. You have certainly spoiled me with your lovely thoughts on my Space this evening and I will be definitely calling back into yours again on the morrow, here in the UK it will soon be midnight and so I will be signing off for the evening. I appreciate all of your fine comments my friend and thank you very much, it is an honour having you inside my Space πŸ™‚


  18. I need to be calling back here and reading some of your posts, actually I am way behind on everyone’s so bare, oop’s I mean bear with me and eventually I will do exactly that πŸ™‚ Have a fun rest of weekend my friend πŸ™‚


  19. Thank you so much for following my blog. I am so excited to have found yours. It looks beautiful! I hope you are having a lovely day. Thank you, again! Skye πŸ™‚

    • You’re welcome Skye. I’m pleased to see you here, thank you sincerely for your compliment, it is appreciated by me. I’m having a very pleasant day today and hope you are also, take care of you, Penny πŸ™‚

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  22. Hello. I noticed you Liked something on my blog, so thought I’d return the compliment and come over here to have a looksee. I’m a bit puished for time but I’ll try and get back as soon as i can.
    Thanks for the Like

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    • Thank you Rich. It is a most sincere pleasure to meet you! Roxi has raved about you! I do try to gear my “content” to a variety of people so education, ethnicity and geo-demographics figure in how I present what I hope to be a positive take on things … related to my curious nature and life. Thank you for your compliment. Much appreciated, Penny xx

      • The pleasure is all mine Penny. Roxi raves about you too. I look forward to learning more and reading more. She’s a sweetheart and her friend is my friend indeed. Thank you for being there for her too. Hugs.


  30. Hey! You received a ping back the other day on your About Me page! Yeah, that wasn’t spam. I just nominated 45 bloggers for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Why 45? Well, I made up for the last three out of six. So, you’re one of them! Congratulations! You can find the post here: http://wp.me/p2TeFs-KP ! Take care.

  31. I just followed your blog, I should have come over much sooner! Love the authenticity and humour in your writing. I’m going to look around some more.

    Warmest regards from the Philippines,

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  33. Hello Penny , I simply want to say that I find your blog an utter delight to read … thank you for sharing your thoughts, vision, poetry, whimsical or otherwise along with much more. I wish you much luck and happiness for 2013.

  34. Hi Penny, it was curiosity brought me here so I guess I’ve come to the right place – it was seeing Rosy on a blog I’d never visited before that aroused the curiosity in this instance.

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  38. this is interesting and inspiring… a beautiful useful blog. everything is well put, the ideas, the words. I will read everyday bit by bit. dont get bored of my comments. thank you my friend.

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  40. Your blog is amazingly beautiful, intelligent, striking, creative, peerless.. etc. etc.etc. I feel privileged to have found your posts.

    • Thank you Vera, I am very flattered to hear such lovely comments. It is also deeply gratifying because like most of us who blog I am an artist (at heart) and my goal is to create with words and visuals that can inspire and motive others. Thank you again so very much. These are words that I really mean ~ Penny

  41. Hi Penny,

    I would like to share your blog with my followers by nominating you for the Thought Provoking Blog Award. No pressure…Check out my latest post or just consider this a compliment. ~ Wendy

    • Every single time I receive a nomination I feel pleased that someone has taken the time to think of me and do something special. I am very appreciative of your nomination. Thank you most sincerely, πŸ™‚ Penny

    • You are very welcome John. My pleasure to do so. I have a hunch you will be bringing many smiles to my face. I collect smiles you know. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the warm compliments I appreciate them very much, also your visit. Hope today and your tomorrows are all you would want them to be, or at the very least as many as possible. πŸ™‚ Penny

  42. Hi Penny!

    I just came home from my intensive work. πŸ™‚
    By the way, I just want to say THANK YOU for making my day today. From the first time I found out that I inspired someone with my post and you reblogged it, I was really flattered and eager to do what I love to do more with full motivation. I can’t thank you enough for everything.
    You’re blog is so amazing and you’re very lovely in your own special way.
    I will visit again to read more of your amazing and informative posts. See you around.


    • Thank you so much Mack for your very generous words of praise. I re-blogged your post because I was moved by your thoughts and your words and the wonderful manner in which you presented both to me, a viewer from another land. I wanted more people to come and meet you so I am happy if that occurred! Keep posting and visiting other bloggers, they will gladly follow you! Once again thank you for visiting me, I appreciate you very much my friend, Penny

  43. Curiosity is a wonderful thing! Thank you for being curious enough to check out my blog, and for signing up to follow me! I hope that you find my blog entertaining, informative, and fun! –B

    • My pleasure. As I find the time, I enjoy visiting other bloggers. Some I find entertaining but don’t hold my interest. Some I like right away. Yours is one of those. Your wit, the flow of your words, your photography, yes it easy to hit the follow button! πŸ™‚

  44. Dear Penny,

    I still need to look around, you know. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a little slow at that- likely because of the dreaded procrastination bug, and my own mild introversion. I had to drop by anyway, to return your favor and take a look around. I like your writing style, and I must say I approve of curiosity. I suppose I’m curious myself, after a fashion. No, that’s not true. I must be curious- what is a lust for knowledge but curiosity pushed towards its limit? I love learning new things and meeting new people, and I’m, as I’ve said before I’m sure, always happy to see another friendly face around my site.

    So thank you for dropping by and, as we’re all going somewhere, I hope your journey is pleasant and just bumpy enough to remain interesting. Safe travels, knowledge-seeker.

    Heartfelt <3s,

    • Thank you for the visit, good luck to you also in your travels. May your journey be as fulfilling as mine has been todate. Which isn’t too shabby by anyones standards (lifes unfortunate events not withstanding). Be well and take care of you!

  45. What a clean, friendly, and expressive intro. So what made you leave the blogging world for so long? Oh by the way, your “BeLOnG” art looks fantastiqe on my mantle πŸ™‚ I think its the best looking image in my home page πŸ™‚

    • Yes I read your last entry. No worries, life moves on, we can go with the flow as best we can or not. All about choices ultimately isn’t it! I did lose my ‘glass half full’ for awhile but it’s back and blogging with people such as yourself is greatly helping to keep it there. I may even have to get a backup half full glass if this one keeps overflowing! HA! Thank you so much Chris for being concerned, it is appreciated by me, Penny πŸ™‚

  46. Thanks for the follow Penny! I wonder what is the why all the time, both with respect to myself and others. Look forward to reading more of you!

  47. Congratulations! You haven’t won a golden ticket to a chocolate factory, but you have won a nomination for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Details on my latest post. Keep up the top posts.

  48. Hullo there. I enjoyed your blog more than I could shake a stick at, so have nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. If you haven’t a clue what i’m blathering on about, check out my latest post to see what it’s all about.

  49. You recently followed my blog, so I thought I’d stop by and say hello and thank you.

    Curiosity is my middle name, so I think I’m going to have a fun time exploring your blog! πŸ™‚

  50. I love your blog philosophy and your writing style! I’m enjoying catching up on your old posts and look forward to following along with your new ones πŸ™‚

  51. Well, I said I would be back to read more but ….. I forgot? Loved that, love most of your stuff.
    But especially touched by your comments on the Elephant’s blog – too, too kind.
    Thank you for that, and this time AnElephant never forgets.
    Have said goodbye to the circus, now following you.

  52. first of all, thanks for following my India Journal blog, but also thanks for bringing me here. Your introduction intrigues me and I look forward to exploring your blog further. You might enjoyl my current blog where I am now posting regularly (will not be posting on the India Journal until I get back to India in October πŸ™‚ ) http://notinindia2012.wordpress.com
    thanks again
    with love light and JOY

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  54. Hi there.
    Saw you on ReconstructingChristina and just dropped in for a quick look-see.
    Have just scratched the surface but some fascinating stuff.
    Looks like you have had some rough times, even by life’s sometimes bizarre and totally unfair standards.
    Glad to see you overcome them.
    I will come back to read more.

  55. What an interesting introduction and yes i think that your choices
    of subject matter will prove highly informative, of course the whimsical
    side will add some humour, perhaps even a zany twist, but to find out
    even more iI will have to retuen and have a more lengthy visit πŸ™‚

    This will be on your morrow as I am leaving for the morning now, but
    as the Terminator always used to say… I’ll Be Back πŸ™‚ Have a fun evening…


  56. Hello Penny :). I am glad you have discovered me :D. I’ve read this about page of yours; unfortunatelly have no time to read more right now as I am packing for my holidays. I will now click the follow button to be able to visit you more when i get back in 12 days :). In the meanwhile keep writting and I you feel like it, go through my posts to discover more of my “thinking”. Very nice to have met you. My best, Paula

  57. Your posts and your writing style are absolutely wonderful. Not only are your topics things we can all relate to, but many have beautiful lessons for living and learning woven in. Please keep on writing and posting. You truly make a difference.

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