Author Archives: Suzanne

Here Comes the Kracken !

While honoring the sailor’s valentine traditional techniques, I’ve added a bit of an updated twist.

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Sarasota Shell Show 2019 – Save the Date

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One of Many Raffle Items at the 2019 Sarasota Shell Show

The Sarasota Shell Club Artisans will raffle this Friendship Valentine during the upcoming annual Shell Show Feb. 8, 9 and 10, 2019. It is 12″ in diameter and framed under glass with shell flowers constructed and all donated by the Sarasota … Continue reading

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Class Dates Announced – February 11-13, 2019

Join with me in laughter, smiles and friendship while creating a treasured keepsake. The next sailor’s valentine class I will teach is scheduled for February 11-13 in Sarasota Florida. This class is sponsored by the Sarasota Shell Club Artisans.  We will be working on a similar … Continue reading

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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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