from Sam and Sheila Finkelstein
Many exciting things are happening in the S&S
"Playground." Badgered by our very talented web-designer
and businesswoman, now friend, Rebecca Collins, we're using
this newsletter to communicate with you. I, Sheila, worked for
a newsletter company for 6 years. For many years prior to that,
I said I'd do a newsletter someday. "Is this the final
answer?" Sam asks with a grin.
Background and 2 Questions:
Among the many things that Sam and I delight
in are the discovery of interesting images, shapes, colors,
textures in Nature or elsewhere in our environment. We love
capturing them on camera and then playing with them after the
photographs are returned. I draw and Sam loves looking for even
Look around you now. What new shape
or texture, can you find in a fabric, wall, face that you've
never seen before? What is that gives you a quick "high"
when you happen on it? If you wish to share your answers with
us for possible inclusion in our next newsletter or on our
site, e-mail me at Sheila.
You can read more about us at About
Us on our web site.
-Early Summer Special - Limited Time Offer
To share our excitement with you on our latest
discovery we are offering a special discount, good through
August 15th. $10 to $15 off the retail prices of our photo/drawing
images, mounted on 3/8 inch lightweight fibreboard. Color-protected,
coated, washable and water resistant, they are perfect for
kitchens, bathrooms, and playrooms. All photo/drawings can
be ordered in this format. For children's rooms, check out
Zoo Animals on the
Special Prices: 5 X 7 plaques =
$15 and 7.5 X 10 inch plaques = - $40
Stock up Now for special occasion
gifts and early holiday shopping. Make notes on the
titles you like and then, for Online credit card orders,
come back to this
page and click on To
order by mail, go to
Special - Mail Order.
Note, these are the only links for this special, so
bookmark the pages or save this newsletter. By the way,
we're so excited with these plaques we're offering
a money-back, satisfaction guarantee. To return, you
simply pay the shipping costs.
Extra Special on Note
that you can experience our fast-expanding line of images.
On orders through August 15th, we will give all readers
of this newsletter our special customers' prices of $3
each, for 6 or more cards, with an added bonus for everyone
- $2.50 each for 25 or more cards. The normal break point
for this price is 50 or more cards. To order using your
credit card go to
. To pay by check go to Summer
Special - Mail , email us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call 561-752-8339.
If you would like our 6 or more sheets
of thumbnails of our stock of photo/drawing images, please
send us your address and a check for $2.00 to cover our costs.
We will credit it to the next order you make. If you've purchased
before and want sheets showing our latest images, simply e-mail
us your request and we'll get it right out.
Noteworthy People on the Web who
have had an impact on us
Rebecca Collins -
Mentioned earlier, Becca has been most count-on-able and generous
in her original designing and building of www.naturesplayground
com, and ongoingly ever since, offering tips, advice and tutoring,
as I learn more and more in the managing and adding of pages
myself. You can experience her creativity at www.artpaw.com,
a must for pet lovers, and www.clickimages.net,
for those interested in art.
Julie Jordan Scott of www.5Passions.com
has generously promoted my art in her daily, and 3 times weekly,
free e-zines. She is passionate about life and that everyone
else be so also. She currently is avidly promoting to people
around the world, inviting them to start Gratitude Gardens.
If you have a garden, or wish to start one, please let her know,
Even our deck window box containers with flowers count!
Cyrano, as he prefers
to be called, has entertained us with e-mail
correspondence and moved us by his encouraging words and the
spontaneous poems on flowers that he wrote and entitled "Sheila's
Robert Cohen demonstrated his
which makes soy milk for "pennies a quart,"at an
expo in which I recently exhibited. I signed up for his notmilk.com
daily newsletter and was moved and excited when reading "Communicating
with Nature" in a current issue. He paints wonderful
word pictures of his garden. I asked permission to include
it on our site and am thrilled that I will have the privilege
of photographing his plants and doing subsequent photo/drawings.
Finally, appreciation to ALL
OF YOU who have been encouraging me, both/or
through your purchases and your words, from the first time
you saw my art, in person or on our web pages. For those
new to this site, see TESTIMONIALS
(or the COMMENTS link on our site.)
- If you are in the NJ area, Saturday, August 10th will
be the dedication of the Laurence Harbor, NJ, Middlesex
County Park System's Waterfront Park, with its large
modern playground and great boardwalk. I expect to be there,
showing work in some form. It was at this beach on the Raritan
Bay that I began my passionate adventure with the camera,
8 years ago, when the State and Federal governments built
two new jetties. Many images on naturesplayground.com, including
2 of the HOME page pictures, result from countless and treasured
hours spent there. E-mail
Sheila, if you want details of the day's events.
- Please write
and give us feedback on this issue so that we can deliver
something of value to you in September. If you have found
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We appreciate your sharing in this first newsletter with us
and look forward to your feedback. Sheila and Sam Finkelstein
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