Treasures, Treasuries, and Thoughts

I swore I would never do a blog! So much for swearing. I didn't think that I would have much to say or share. I was wrong! I have been so blessed with a wonderful family, loyal friends, sharing colleagues, and the support from so many that I will never run out of topics to write about.

I have opened an on-line store at a place called Etsy (rhymes with Betsy). The items on the left are available for purchase there. These will change from week to week to show you my latest creations. The link to the store is in the upper left corner of this page.

I also have items for sale listed on Art Fire. The link to my Art Fire Studio is

I hope you will visit this blog, my Flickr page ( and my Etsy and/or Art Fire stores often. (

So come along on my Trail of Treasures! It will be a Spirit Journey for me and I invite you to join me on the trip.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Schmap Selected My Photo!

Several weeks ago, I was contacted by Schmap, a company that makes maps of cities and features special events and locations. They wanted to permission to consider a photograph that I took at the this year's Taste of Omaha celebration in the next edition of their Omaha offering. I granted permission and was notified this week that the photo is going to be used.

Now, that might not be news worthy for many people. But those who know me know how I struggle with getting proper shots of the items I list for sell on Etsy and Art Fire. Photography just hasn't been one of my special gifts. So for a photo of mine to be selected is both an honor and a head shaking moment!

The featured photo is the one above. It shows Thelma Miske, my son's girl friend, trying to make order out of the booth after the tornado hit at this year's Taste of Omaha event. You can view other pictures of the devastation done to other vendors at two different venues on my Flickr site:

Now, can you believe that I, Joni Stinson, am a featured photographer? Wonders never cease. It just goes to show that one never can tell what path will open to you along your trail if you just keep plugging away!


Fused Glass said...

That's great about them contacting you for use of the picture congrats!

Sixsisters said...

Great Joni ! Aren't you glad you had the presence of mind to take the photo ? I never think of taking photos
because it is not always successful for me either lol.
It is a great shot !