Shells! Shells! Shells! The shelling at Blind Pass is fantastic. The shelling at the lighthouse is great. I couldn’t even make it to any of the other beaches because the Sanibel Shell Fair is soooo incredible!!! I’m so sorry some of the pictures are blurry or the detail isn’t showing. The refection of the glass on most of these pieces was very difficult to angle around so forget about a flash or good lighting….but you still get the point, right?? So let’s get on with it! It’s too exciting!

Selling shells outside The Sanibel Shell Fair and Show at the Sanibel Community House

I chose this Sailor's Valentine by Brandy Llewellyn for my Judge's Merit Ribbon

Close-up of Brandy Llewellyn's Sailor's Valentine

The Judge’s Merit Ribbon is a non-blue ribbon exhibit that a judge felt was noteworthy of recognition. I felt that this was an exceptional piece to receive my Merit Ribbon.

I chose Rusti Stover's mini Shell Museum for my Judge's Special Award

Close-up of Rusti Stover's mini Shell Museum.

Look at those tiny shell displays! Perfectly fun!

The Judge’s Special Award is one award by each of the 2 artistic judges given to any Artistic Division exhibit. In short- my fave of the show. For this exhibit, she also won a Blue Ribbon in the class “Miscellaneous” for hobbyists and Best in Show- Hobbyist trophy. Hobbyists are non-professionals who haven’t sold their work.

Hobbyist Barbara Malbouef won a Blue Ribbon in class- Flower Arrangement, Sea Life with or w/out Shells

I’ve got to get back to take more pictures and I’ll answer more of your questions tonight. I will be at the fair tomorrow and Saturday as well so I’ll have lots of good stuff to blog about……and more of the winners!