Thursday, 30 April 2009


Of the Modern World

Man get chased by a swarm of Yes! The 16 Shades of Yes in fact which is a lot more persistent than your common and garden Yes. Man runs to safe place to dare to say No, just the once.

Hex paint: 180 by 300 pixels, 16 shades. Copied to Note, emailed to self using the magnificant Mailv.

If you've been harassed by such a swarm of late, fight back with a defiant statement from your Newton! 

Sunday, 26 April 2009



A sketch of my garden. Outline done on Newtworks then copied across to a Plain Note. Duplicated the Note to provide a template for keeping garden records. Haven't perfected it yet but have included as an example. I know others have created great maps and technical drawings and I hope they might offer to upload these at some point in the future.

(Not all the diagram is included as I can't seem to email complete anything over about 10 KBs using Mailv and the GIF setting - any tips on this gratefully received).


Of No Mind

For anyone who has read anything by Eckhart Tolle especially the 'Power of Now' or 'A New Earth'. A philosophical moment captured on a plain Note.

Hint: If you have the SuperNotePad package installed you can set an alarm to bring up any Note at a designated point in the future. Write or sketch something uplifting to you on a Note, set the alarm and be pleasantly reminded. The Snooze function allows you to set it again for the following day. You see, a Newton can be spiritual too!

The package is still available from: 

Friday, 24 April 2009

Is it a bird, is it a plane...

No it's Spider Newt

Serious thanks to Dave Lawrence for this superb addition to the collection. 

In the email Dave admits to being a long term Spider Man fan and offers this sketch he did on his eMate using a plain Note.

Our first screenshot AND first contribution from an eMate. A double bonus.

Cheers Dave

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Is that a Newton in your pocket or..

are you just pleased to see me!!

In sympathy for the many debates on Newtontalk about the ultimate collection of hand-held gadgets required to meet all eventualities.

May you find yours.

Best wishes.

MP2000 - NewtonWorks, copied to HexPaint, copied to note, added words, emailed as GIF using MailV.

The answer..

Is out there somewhere

Sketched (on the toilet) at work using HexPaint during a 'there's got to me more to life than this' moment.

Despicable and deplorable I know - but true and better out than in as my gran always said!

Happy days.


In the machine

Poor old Dave, with his MP-2k, wakes up at three, every day,

The repeating alarm, he just can't turn off,

Gets reminded his Mother-in-Law's coming to stay!

Ok help me out with the poetry!

For anyone who installed the 2010 patch..

Monday, 20 April 2009

Pardon Me

It wasn't me...................I just swallowed me stylus!

Thanks to Michael Guzzo for this classic from 1996 which was originally sketched on an MP100. This priceless artifact, (albeit latterly enhanced with a splash of colour) has been safely stored on a Newton of some sort for a cool 13 years. In Newton doodle-terms, this is a tribal elder!

Michael describes how the sketch came about in his email.....'I was in a meeting, and not feeling well. A co-worker passed me a note, "What's wrong?" I passed the Newton back after making the sketch. I've kept it ever since and added a little color to it'

Nice one! Michael.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Chance Encounter

And sketched in history!

Thanks to Mike Pickard, a fellow Newton user, for this wonderful contribution dating back to 1999. Mike happened to sit next to someone called Sarah, who he'd never met before, on an aeroplane flight. She said she was an artist, he asked 'can you draw me on this', handed over the MP2000 and the rest is history. The sketch has been sitting on Mike's Newt ever since. It's got real depth and a nice story.It was drawn using a plain Note by someone who hadn't touched a Newt before - amazing really.

Mike's a writer, see his book at: 

A Grave Situation

A Grave Situation Indeed

But Eckhart is saving us!!

Sketch done on MP2000 using Hex Paint. The hand is copied and pasted on the Newt using clipart from Newton Works. This wouldn't actually email across in one go- for some reason - so I had to email it to myself in three sections then join them together on the desktop. It's still made entirely on the Newt though. Funny glitch.



Refreshes the parts other gravies just can't reach and makes you notice things about the world you never realised were there!

Sketch on MP2000. Outline and chilly-shading done in Newton Works Drawing. Copied to Hex Paint for grey shading. Copied to Note. Emailed to self using Mailv. Uploaded.

Happy Days.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

A Typical Newton User

Looking Good!
In case you haven't met a Newton user yet, this is what they tend to look like! Decent ordinary folk some of whom hang out at

Sketch created on MP2000 using HexPaint, copied to Note, emailed to myself as a GIF using the venerable MailV.

OK - I never said I could draw.

Please email to be added to the list of contributors or email me your GIFs, JPEGS, screenshots etc and I'll upload them for you. Alternatively contact me and send me a print out or fax. Or if all else fails I may be able to send you a Newton compatible flash card to copy your creations onto and send back to me. Last but not least I'll fly over and collect them..