to post or insert an image directly into a discussion, click on the image icon, which is the second icon from the left of "Add:" and next to "link".
then, you will be given an option to upload an image from your harddrive, etc., and go from there.
hugs to all. i hope that clears up the mystery. i cannot tell you how long it took me to figure that out when i first joined a ning site. anyway, thank you to victoria for asking, as it gave me the idea to post this long-needed discussion. hugs to all, and happy holidays, darlene
... and the desktop is gorgeous !
wishing you plenty of inspiration & fine art in 2012 !