Author Archives: Suzanne

Wedding Cake by Ann Stegner

Ann Stegner has been busy creating a new shell masterpiece. ” No, you can’t eat the cake unless you enjoy Styrofoam and that is the base for the cake. I covered each Styrofoam cake piece in sand and painted the … Continue reading

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2018 Valentine Class – NHA Dates Announced

Nantucket Wildflowers Sailors Valentine with Suzanne Marie Dietsch August 21, August 22, August 23, August 24 9:00 AM–1:00 PM Member Fee $500 Nonmember Fee $550 Materials Fee $325 Create a historic maritime seashell mosaic in a handcrafted red maple case. … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine Classes Scheduled for February 2018

Finding the Artist Within Us All… It’s not uncommon to be intimidated about starting new creative project. How do you make a Sailor’s Valentine? What about supplies? It seems too complicated, so intricate, and expensive. Now, I will remind everyone … Continue reading

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Framed Shell Mosaic – Shell Wave 2017

This shell mosaic is mounted on a 24″x 12″ canvas… then framed. I finished this piece with the help of several shell hunter enthusiasts that came to my aid collecting enough white coquinas to finish this project. Thank you.

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Be My Valentine – 13″ Sailor’s Valentine

This Valentine can be seen at the  upcoming Sarasota Shell Show…February 9-11, 2018 Check out the website www.sarasotashellclub.com  for details. The show is at a new location in Sarasota and there will be terrific artistic and scientific exhibits as well as shell vendor’s … Continue reading

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What’s New Summer 2017

It’ been a busy summer and here are a few photos of what I have been working on. 12″ x 12″ shell mosaics on canvas –

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August 2017 Sailor’s Valentine Classes

Spread the Word – Summer is here and the class schedules for Nantucket’s 1800 House have been posted. Check www.nha.org/1800house  for details. Sailor’s Valentine Classes are scheduled for the second and third week of this August. My goal, as always, is … Continue reading

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Fish Scale Pansies – Secrets Revealed

Ann Stegner shares her technique for creating pansies from fish scales. Ann uses purchased fish scales soaked in plain water overnight to make them pliable. She learned this by trial and error. This gives her the advantage of shaping each … Continue reading

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Introducing Ann Stegner

Award winning artists such as Ann Stegner celebrate the diversity of shell art using many different techniques. Her use of shells, fish scales and sea life reminds us to appreciate of the “artist within us all”. Here are several of my favorite creations by … Continue reading

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