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Sailor’s Valentines on Display

Kathleen’s Art Gallery has a display of outstanding sailor’s valentines among the many beautiful art pieces available. For sailor’s valentine art she represents 3 of today’s top, award winning shell artists. Karine Almir, Jane Santini, and myself, Suzanne Marie Dietsch. … Continue reading

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New Frames Available

Tim has finished a new group of frames that are available on the Treasures section of my website. Sizes range from 6″ to 9″. The newest frames have been engraved with ships on 4 of the 8 sides. This is … Continue reading

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Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing

Trying something new and moving in a different direction challenges one’s creativity. Here is a different look for a sailor’s valentine. This category is often referred to as using a found object such as a photo, painting, piece of scrimshaw … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Kindness

Joanne Gregory has been making a Valentine for a friend who has been hospitalized for 35 days with COVID 19. Her friend has finally turned the corner and will recover. Joanne finished this treasured valentine for her. Remember to pass … Continue reading

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Creating in a Different Way

All the flowers are made with shells.  The leaves are painted.  The stems are green tusk shells.  The top and bottom yellow and orange decorations are jingle shells.  The yellowish flowers are made with coquina shells and the purple centers … Continue reading

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Shell Show Awards Spring 2020

Sarasota Shell Show – First Place and Best Commercial Art – Sailor’s Valentine – Claws Sarasota Shell Show – First Place – Shell Doll – Lydia Broward Shell Show – First Place Sailor’s Valentine – Claws

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Spring 2020 Valentine Class

Join with me in laughter, smiles and friendship while creating a treasured keepsake. This year the Sarasota Shell Club Artisans will be sponsoring a one day introduction class for Sailor’s Valentine Enthusiasts. Suzanne Dietsch will discuss the ins ‘n outs … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine Raffle 2020

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How to Create the Perfect Dahlia

by Anne Stegner This flower is made from fish scales, approximately 400 or so.  Each fish scale was soaked several days so they were pliable.  I cut each one into the shape of the petal and then bent it into … Continue reading

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Newest Valentines Available at the Gallery in Nantucket

There are two new 6″ sailor’s valentines on display at the Gallery at Four India, Nantucket. Sized just right for holiday gift giving. 6″ Sunshine 0919 inspired by early morning sun light. 6″ Midnight 0919 inspired by evening moon light.

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