Author Archives: Shirley Dawson

MAY 2020 Web design special

Announcing a Web Design and Hosting MAY 2020 SPECIAL.

I am offering a special during May for creation of your small business website or blog site.  This special is limited to the FIRST 3 SMALL BUSINESSES WHO CONFIRM WITH Me to create their site. I create my websites and blog sites using WordPress, software that is in use world-wide by thousands of site creators.

SPECIAL BUSINESS PACKAGE $395- (Five-page site)

  1. Help in choosing and obtaining your domain name.  One year hosting is included with this special and up to two hours of modification work during the year.  Additional years hosting cost $80/year
  2. Helping you choose a design from 2 samples provided.  Your logo can be included in the design or I can provide you with up to 3 logo designs for you to choose from for $25.
  3. Creation and upload of your “Home” page with text provided by you. 
  4. Creation and upload of your “Contact Us” page with your pertinent information.
  5. Creation and upload of your “About us” page with your pertinent information.
  6. Creation and upload of your “Products or Services” Page with your pertinent information.
  7. Creation and upload of your “Testimonial” page with customer quotes provided by you.
  8. Page design can include up to 2 photos provided by you and up to 20 product or service photos provided by you.  All photos are enhanced and properly sized for optimal load time.  Additional photos are $15 each.
  9.  All content wording is provided by you. I will format and design the page using your words.  (I can help by showing you what similar businesses say).
  10.  There are up to 1000 words allowed for each page (additional word content is $25/1000 words).
  11.  Initial submission of your sites sitemap to Google and Bing for indexing is included
  12.  Creation and inclusion of initial keywords included
  13.  E commerce functions, pdf creation, will cost extra.
  14.  Annual hosting includes modifications of up to two hours.  Additional modifications and edits can be made at $30/hour.

I can work with you via email or phone to create your site.  At this time, in house or home visits can not be made.


  1. Contact me and initial Information gathering
  2. Site Planning/Domain name choosing and registration
  3. Choosing a Theme Design (I will set up two site theme designs for you to choose from)
  4. Site Development and approval, with up to 2 hours of modification work included.
  5. Testing and Publishing
  6. Maintenance/hosting (First year hosting included, additional modifications at $30/hour)

Contact me if you are interested

My email:

Website:  Art by Shirley Dawson

Design Samples:


I welcome comments and questions, please leave yours below -Shirley



Todays drawing

Drawing a shoe with contour lines

Today I have been working more on the lessons in the Ultimate Drawing class I’m taking online

This lesson has been on lines, specifically “contour” lines

The teacher used a boot to draw, but I don’t have boots, so I used my shoe.  I’m pretty tired so I did this very quickly and I really didn’t do so well.  It is late and my light in the office is not so good, so I’m having trouble seeing details in the shoe.

But anyway, here’s a photo of my shoe and my drawing.  Maybe I’ll try it again tomorrow to see if I can do it better in a more lighted situation and my eyes working better. Continue reading

image of Shirley's eye drawing

Today I started a new drawing course

Back to my love of drawing

I’ve been so busy with my affiliate website training and sites that I have neglected my art.  My daughter, Jennifer, has been doing some painting and drawing herself and when I visited her recently at Thanksgiving, I watched her paint and draw and felt the urge to draw coming upon me.

So when I got back home and saw Udemy’s drawing courses were on sale for Cyber Monday, I purchased a few new drawing courses at $9.99.  A great deal. Continue reading

Springdale’s 2018 Little Craft Show

Little Craft Show – 2018

I found out today about the 2018 Little Craft Show in downtown Springdale on Saturday May 12th, 2018.

There will be arts, crafts, and food.

Admission is free and the hours are 10am to 6pm.

I’m planning on attending this year.  I’ll be back with a review of my trip after Sunday