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This Involves You and Me
September 21, 2007

Something exciting happened this month!

I have the most wonderful web host and they are always improving and updating their facilities for me. (I wrote about them on this page if you want to know more about my web host.)

Now, I'm not sure if you have read or know anything about Web 2.0.

In a nutshell, it is a way for you and me to connect. That means you will be able to send in your drawings and you can make comments on my site.

Web 2.0 can get very spammy (out of control) so my host refined it so that I get to approve everything that goes on each page.

Each contributor gets a web page dedicated to their drawing and story.

Then, everyone can make comments on the drawings submitted. I won't allow any harsh comments. I will allow constructive criticism if the artist has asked for it.

So, I have been very busy! I put up 7 new pages to cater for this new phenomenon.

In the past, I have received emails asking me to have this facility available. Ta-dah! Here it is.

On that page I have listed links to pages that contain the actual forms where you send in your stuff. I thought it would be easier for you if I sorted the drawings into different categories.

If you decide to send in your drawing, and you nominate that you want to be advised when your drawing is up, please be very careful to type your email address correctly.

When I reply to some emails from my contact form, they come sailing straight back to me, due to an incorrect address. That upsets me because I think that you think I am ignoring you!

Now, an incorrect email address won't prevent your drawings from going on to their very own web page, but, you can't be advised when it happens.

I am very excited about this project. It's going to be great to share my site with you.

What's New at

Well, besides all of the above!

I must apologize for having an incorrect link to my new fairy page, in last month's newsletter. That serves me right for rushing, hey?

I really do appreciate it when you let me know that a link doesn't work.

If you didn't find the fairy page and you'd like to see it, here is the correct link:

Pencil Drawing Of A Fairy

Flower Outline Drawings

This page is stacked with tips on how to draw flowers.

I gathered together all of my notes about flowers to compile this page.

I hope you find it useful.

Here are links to all of the latest pages that contain invitations:

Your Animal Drawings

Your Car Drawings

Your Cartoon Drawings

Your Fantasy Drawings

Your Nature Drawings

Your Pencil Drawings

I will be very honored if you decide to share your drawings with me.

Tip of the Month

When you're copying a drawing from a color photo, it will help you to change the photo from color to black and white.

Scan and save the photo to your computer.

Use your image program to convert it to black and white.

A good free image viewer is Irfanview. It's for non-commercial use only. You select your color photo and click on "Convert to grayscale" and it's done. Magic.

Once you do this, you can easily see light and shadow in the black and white picture. It also shows you all the different shades of gray.

As you know, light and shadow creates the illusion of depth. If you use this simple trick, it will cut your observation time in half.

Well, that's it for another month. Next month everything should be back to normal.

I want to thank you,, for taking the time out of your busy day to read this issue.

You can simply reply to this email if you have any feedback you'd like to share.

Until next month, take care,


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