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seashells display with sea grape leaves

When shellers get together at Shellabaloo, incredishell things happen.

seashell displays from Sanibel shellabaloo 2014

Seashell creativity gets shellsational!

seashell display from iLoveShelling Sanibel Shellabaloo

Shellers turn into Michelanshello…

sea shell picture

Leonardo Di Vinshell…

cindy's shell display shellabaloo 5

Pablo Picasshell…

creative seashell picture

Jackson Shellock…

varieties of sanibel seashells

Marc Shellgall…

seashells with pink flowers

Paul Shellzanne…

Mini seashells from sanibel display

Mary Shellsatt…

Malgorzata shell collection shellabaloo 2014Malgorzata shell collection shellabaloo 2014

And Shellgar Degas…

shell butterfly with sunray venus

Our Shellabaloo Shell ‘N Tell at Island Inn turned into a shellorama of artistic fun! Let me re-introduce you to the arteeeests.

John captured his masterpiece with a palette of seascape undertones…

john at iLoveShelling shellabaloo

Carol shared her shell perspective with an esthetic splash of color with a mixed media using orchids and butterfly ALTERNATE TELLINS…

carol with her shell display

Malgorzata’s avant-garde creation illustrated the many possibilities of collecting miniatures…

malgozata with her seashell display at Shellabaloo 5

The Texas sisters Lisa, Sunnye and Suzanne shared an assemblage of shell variants in their gallery of abstracts…

Lisa, Sunnye, suzanne with shell collection at Shellabaloo

Iron Man Bill chose to compose his canvas with his minimalist perspective from shelling while water snorkeling. (Oh and btw, -stepping out of the silly “artsy” language for a minute- he truly is a competitive Iron Man- wow!)

bill at shellabaloo with shell display

Cindy’s three- dimensional masterpiece exhibited blended lifelike designs…

cindy with shell display at iLoveShelling Shellabaloo

Suzi’s impressionistic style set off by brilliant pigments, designed a collage of remarkable beauty.

Suzi with seashell collection at Shellabaloo

Didn’t you enjoy the Shellabaloo Shellartist Gallery? LOL

On our last night together after drooling over all of the amazing shell displays, we had a Shellabaloo prize! This stunning Sanibel Island Junonia necklace from Sealife By Congress is the perfect keepsake for Sanibel shellers so it was a perfect piece for remembering Shellabaloo. I wear mine every day!

sanibel island junonia pendant

Suzanne was the lucky winner of the Sealife By Congress necklace! Congratshellations Suzanne!

pam rambo presents suzanne with winning necklace

Our time together was priceless.

Sanibel Shellabaloo shelling tour April 2014

We collected lots of shells and memories together.

sand dollar at Cayo Costa

 

Four perfect days…

sunset over palm trees

to the last perfect sunset at the Island Inn Beachfront Resort.

sunset over beach shells

Clark and I thank each of these amazing people for joining us!

pam and clark at Sanibel Shellabaloo

What exactly is Shellabaloo? Its the most spectasheller shelling event on the planet! CLICK HERE for more info

PS- Unfortunately, I don’t have any dates for a future Shellabaloo but I do have a few other Shelling Adventures set up – CLICK HERE

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Apr
27

Shellabaloo Shelling Trip To Sanibel

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seashell display from iLoveShelling Sanibel Shellabaloo

Our Sanibel Shellabaloo shelling adventure this week was fabulous! As I’ve said before… shellers are the nicest folks in the world. This was proved one more time as our spectacular group gathered together on the beachfront of the Island Inn to meet each other to spend 4 days collecting seashells and sharing our lives with each other.

Shellabaloo april 2014 shelling group

Suzi came from England to join us for our exshellent adventure to find beautiful shells and soak up the beautiful sunshine.

suzi with seashells by the seashore

Each day we shelled the beach at Island Inn then tried the other beaches of Sanibel like Gulfside City Park and Lighthouse Beach.

sea shells collected on Sanibel

Carol from Connecticut had the best luck at Gulfside City Beach finding the mini shells.

Carol with seashells at Sanibel Shellabaloo

Malgorzata from New Jersey, Cindy from Michigan (right) and I hit a mini honey hole so we shellebrated by taking a selfie… errrr… or should I say “shellfie”. heehee

selfie shellfie ILoveShelling

John joined us from Tennessee as he charmed our group with his southern style. And btw, he designed that beeeeauteeeful shell display in the first photo. Gorgeous!

John finds seashells on Sanibel Shellabaloo

He found such a variety of shells from a double JEWELBOX to OLIVES to a WHITE CRESTED TELLIN.

seashells from Sanibel's Gulfside City Park

Talking about southern charm… we had three Texas sisters join us. Lisa, Sonnye and Suzanne have been shelling most of their lives and coming to Sanibel for almost 30 years. We loved hearing their history of shelling the island and other places in the world.

shelling sisters on cruise to cayo costa

Of course we took a Captiva Cruise to Cayo Costa!

shells from southwest florida

 

Cindy’s husband Bill took advantage of the crystal clear water to snorkel for shells.

snorkeling lee county

He found a nice size LIGHTNING WHELK!

snorkeling southwest florida gulf coast

Clark went on the trip with us too and found a huge KINGS CROWN… but then realized it had a HERMIT CRAB occupying the shell so put it back in the water.

clark kings crown shell

Some of us were lucky to see a MANATEE leisurely swam by to say hi.

manatee at cayo costa florida

I think the most fun we all had was sharing discoveries with each other…

inspecting mollusk egg shells

I love sharing our meals together but I think my favorite was “FroYo” at Zebra Frozen Yogurt!

Sanibel Zebra Frozen Yogurt

There is still more to come for more shell photos and you’ll get to meet the Shellabalooers a little more on my next post… so stay tuned!

sweet sanibel shells with flowers

my scotch bonnet captiva

I found a sweet small SCOTCH BONNET yesterday morning at Blind Pass! After I let out a little shellebratory squeal, Michael and Kurry (NJ) came over to see what caused all my fuss.

michael kurry new jersey find scotch bonnet captiva

Kurry showed me she found a SCOTCH BONNET too!

tulip gaudy natica moon scotch bonnet flat

After I we talked and compared SCOTCH BONNETS, I took a photo of the newly formed beach on the pass side of the jetty rocks of Blind Pass Captiva to show where I found my shell. It doesn’t look like too much there, right? I found it high on the beach in a very thin tide line. You can see the small shell lines on the beach I combed through…but notice Kurry shelling in the surf line on the left.

shelling captiva new beach

She reached in the water right there and pulled out another SCOTCH BONNET! She came running back to show me… Shellzam! Two of them!

two scotch bonnets found on captiva

This is not exactly how I found my SCOTCH BONNET because I snatched it up so quickly, I didn’t have time to take a photo. But… this is the area that I found it in and I almost missed it. It may look obvious now, but if I was walking fast, I think I would have missed it. Wanna do some CYBERSHELLING? Click on this next photo to enlarge it…

find a scotch bonnet sea shell cybershelling

Oh but wait… There’s so much more being found! Since the beach renourishment last month on Sanibel and Captiva, I’ve never seen so many JUNONIAS being found in one week at Blind Pass. My friend Dave found a JUNONIA on the Sanibel side!

dave with junonia

Mary from New York found a JUNONIA too in the same area…

mary buffalo new york junonia

Carolyn (Manatoba) found a JUNONIA at Blind Pass too! Wow! Congrats to y’all!

carolyn manatoba junonia

I have even more exciting news for all of you!

We now have dates for our next Shelling Adventure …  Shellabaloo!

Join us for

Shellabaloo 5 at Island Inn Resort

April 24 – 27th, 2014

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 CLICK HERE for detailed information for the event

or call Island Inn to reserve your space now at 800-851-5088. Space is Limited!

As Sarah (The ShellAnimal) said about Shellabaloo 4 ” “I have to say this was one of the best times of my life! William surprised me with it for my birthday, and it was epic! These memories and friends I made will last forever!!”

shellabaloo 5 april 2014

To see all of the fun we’ve had on other Shellabaloo events.. CLICK HERE

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