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.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

My Store's New Look!

My New Banner

My New Avatar

My Beautiful Cousin

For months I went without a banner in my Etsy store and used a photo of myself as an avatar. Then my Bbest Etsy friend, Brett, took pity on me and developed the banner I have used and loved for the past year. I have kept it on file and will continue to use it again in the future. Mvto and Wa-do (Thank you in Creek and Cherokee) Brett.

While surfing on the net, I saw a banner and avatar in a shop on Etsy owned by Erin. One look and I knew that with minor alterations that I had to have it! You see, I was almost certain that my wonderful cousin, pictured above, could have posed for it back in the days of our youth.

I will not use her name as she is a private person and I wouldn't identify her without her permission. She has been undergoing rigorous chemo for the past year. Just this week she had a wonderful report from her oncologist. I found this artwork about the same time that I received this good news. I knew it was more than coincidence! I had to act on it!

Erin was wonderful to work with and I am so very pleased with her graphic designs. She made the changes requested and went the extra mile to be sure I was pleased. Should you need a new look for your store as well, I highly recommend her. Here is her site:

Also check out Brett's wonderful art at She does wonderful nicho's, ACEO's, and great artwork with a Southwest flair.

I do hope you like the "New Look" as well as I do! And to you, dear cousin, may the news continue to be so glorius! I HAVE FAITH!


rozzissweetpeas said...

I really love your new BAnner. It is gorgeous!

swiekysiggies said...

Thank you so much for the praise. I will pray for your cousin to continue to have good news. My dad is also going through chemo, and I know how up and down it can be. I didn't know you were on Art Fire! Too cool, so am I! I love your blog, keep up the good work....:)

jstinson said...

Thanks for you positive comments rozzissweetpeas and Erin! I appreciate it.

On a Whimsey said...

I have to say your new look is fabulous!! I LOVE the new banner and Avie.... so stylish and graceful!

Prayers for those who are going through so much.