To start a seashell art project, the first thing on the “to do list” is find shells. Check.
Then the shells have to be cleaned and dried. Check.
Then the shells should be sorted by species and color. Check.
Depending on the project, the shells may need to be sorted in sizes. Check.
Now that we’ve got most of the finding, cleaning, sorting and sizing done… there is even more fun to be had in the creating process.
Shelling is beach therapy but creating shell art is just another form of therapy all over again… seashell therapy. To look at the beauty of these treasures is an art in itself. I can’t get enough of it!
Now that we’ve got lots checked off on the list for our seashell art project, we’ve still got lots to do to put them all together to make the design and finished product. I can’t wait until it’s done and to unveil it for the 1st Annual National Seashell Day June 20, 2016 on Sanibel and of course I’ll be showing lots of photos right here. It’s gonna be spectacsheller… Stay tuned!
Pam-Since your last post I have been really thinking about this sculpture project. Are you going to cover that volkswagon bug you are standing in front of with seashells? That would really be awesome!!!
As the owner of an 11 year old VW Beetle …please don’t ruin that cute little car!
Can you please give us tips on the best way to clean shells?
Pam has a great video for cleaning shells. Just wanted to share an experience I had when I got the bright idea to clean my shells in vinegar. It will clean your shells but don’t leave them in the vinegar for too long (like I did) as it will eat right through your shells. Talk about a lesson learned the hard way! The shells that did survive looked pretty washed out. Fortunately a good soak in mineral oil restored their color. All’s well that ends well!
Hey, Kath…check out the cleaning posts listed under categories at the side of Pams blog. Good stuff!
Hmmmmmmmm – what WILL it be?????? Looking forward to the unveiling!
Can’t wait! Is Good Morning America still going to Sanibel that day? Will it be live on tv that day?
Looking forward to lots of pictures!!!!!
Looking forward to seeing the process and results!
As always, you’ve captured my interest and I look forward to the process & finished project. 🐚🐚 Boom Shellakalaka!! 🐚🐚