This being my first blog post here on the crafts department blog I wanted to share with you one of my greatest loves...SHELLS. Shells are such a great material to craft with and anyone who knows me knows how much I love them. My office is full of shells and sea glass that I have found scouring the beaches of Maine and Florida. One of the best places to go shelling is Sanibel Island in Florida. Sanibel is great because the island is actually made of shells. There are such an amazing variety of shells to be found there that Sanibel has become known for its magnificent works of shell art. In order to showcase the amazing shell art, the Sanibel Community Association and Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club host an annual shell fair and show. The show takes place the first Thursday in March every year.
I try to make it there every year to meet up with old friends and make tons of new ones. Last year I even volunteered as an artistic judge for the show.
I really enjoy seeing what people are doing with shells and getting inspiration for some of my own projects. This year I brought Sandy (my adorable Havanese pup) along with me and as you can see in some of my pictures I think she made a good impression. Take a look at my photo gallery to see some of the amazing artwork that was created. Also check out the Sanibel Shell Fair story from Living back in February 2001.
Thanks for reading,
SVP Exec Editorial Director Holiday and Crafts