September 11, 2001 tragedy in Seashell Art

I remember the date of tragedy of September, 11, 2001 so clear like it happened yesterday. My older son was in fifth grade student and my younger one was in kindergarten. In this morning my family had a regular and busy schedule like any other day of the week. The weather was calm, warm, peaceful and nobody can predict how terribly our life will change in several hours later… My husband...
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The best ways to display seashell art and shell collection

The best way to keep, preserve and display your seashell collection it is comfortable to use a special piece of furniture. This can be a dresser or bureau with thin draws or air-tight containers. The drawers can be modified with plastic inserts to hold many shells. Purchase little plastic boxes and cover them with foam, tissue or soft paper. The most important step is to create labels for each...
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Sanibel seashell paradise and unique Bailey-Mathews Shell Museum

It should come as a surprise to nobody if I name Sanibel as the special place on Earth that has many seashell treasures. I discovered this beautiful island for myself 3 years ago during my first participation in Sea Shell Show 2009. At SanibeI I went with my family to a marvelous Seashell Museum. It was a very inspirational part of our short vacation. After the 2009 show, I knew that I would...
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Romantic seashell sunset on the Plum Beach, Brooklyn, NY

Plum beach is a special place that is a part of Gateway National Recreation Area from 1972. It is located near the neighborhoods of Sheepshead Bay and Gerrnitsen Beach just off the Belt Parkway, Brooklyn. The water is not clean enough to be used safely for swimming and not remind Caribbean or Florida even with color. Many marooned and small boats can be seen from the shore. Plum Beach...
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“I can do this seashell art myself!” – artist explanation about working with seashells

Prejudice or wrong statement about seashell art. Creating seashell art is a very simple craft at first glance. But in reality to make seashell art work is a very complicated, delicate and time consuming process which includes many steps! Step1.   I’ve driven over 1 or 2 hours to the the best shelling spots in New York. After that all seashells are collected on the beach. I spend many hours...
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