Sailor’s Valentine Ready for showtime at the Sarasota & Sanibel Shell Shows 2022

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This could be yours…Now on display at the Sanibel Community Center to be raffled during the 2022 Sanibel Shell Show.

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New Valentines for 2021

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2021 Sailor’s Valentine Workshops Scheduled

The 2021 Sailor’s Valentine workshop schedule has been posted by Nantucket Historical Association.
I will be teaching 2 classes this summer. To see full schedule for decorative arts workshops and workshop details go to…..

The 3 day class will complete a 9” valentine titled ‘Blue Rose’ and the 1 day class will complete a 6” valentine titled ‘Little Bit of Sunshine’

Blue Rose
Little Bit of Sunshine
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2021 Virtual Sanibel Shell Show

The 2021 first virtual Shell Show is not over. Many shell show videos can be accessed through YouTube. Just search my name Suzanne Marie Dietsch or try this link… Then click on picture to open video on YouTube.

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2021 Shell Show Mini Video

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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.

Her Gallery is finally reopening as covid 19 protocols apply. The gallery is located on India Street in Nantucket, MA. For more detailed information visit her website –

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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 a terrific look for very traditional sailor’s valentine patterns. Woods include cedar, canary, catalpa, pine and hard maple.

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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 or any treasure other than shell in the center of one’s work.

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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 along acts of kindness everyday, especially during these uncertain times.

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