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.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Basic Elements In Art And Grandmothers

I have just returned from a meeting for a newly formed organization, An Inter-tribal Circle of Grandmothers.  What better time to boast about the creativity of grandchildren? 

Two of my grandchildren, Mason, 14, and Olivia, 13, were given an assignment at their Montessori school to interpret a basic chemical element into an original work of art.  They were free to develop their concept as they saw fit.

Mason selected Titanium.  Titanium is described as a strong, lustrous, corrosion-resistant transition metal with a silver color.

His piece starts with his artistic interpretation of how Titanium is found and produced. 

Titanium by Mason Scott Stinson 2012

Olivia chose to do a Gold themed piece.  Her selection of gold came as no shock to any of us and if you knew her, you would understand why.
She decided to use "The Midas Touch" for her piece.  The hand representing the Midas Touch is actually her hand.  She cast her own hand in plaster and used her very own technique for the Midas Touch's turning the pear gold.

Gold...The Midas Touch by Olivia Shayle Stinson, 2012

I think their artistic interpretations of these basic elements are wonderful....

Of course, one of the elements of being a successful Grandmother is to feel one's grandchildren have talents that are filled with the beauty of gold and have the lasting quality of Titanium!  It's Basic!


jane said...

What great spirits!

jstinson said...

Jane, thanks. I agree!