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Clam Glam is a Shore Thing: 100 Days of Painting on Seashells

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Adopt-a-Shell: Give a Former Tiny House, a New Home. Each of these seashells was once home to a little creature, on the shores of, or on the bottom of local coastal waters. Now each of them has been given a fresh coat of interior decoration, with their outsides left mostly untouched, showing the story and beauty of where they have been. If you would like to give one a loving home, or if you know someone who would be thrilled to have them, please: click on your favourite shells and find out their story and adoption details. Proceed portions go to marine education, conservation and research. Postage is free. (Sometimes a few requests for the same shell are received, so I will request payment only from the person who 'got' the shell. Thank you xo)


Day 49 Jaws

49/100 (NZD 43) Shark jaws, done with graphite. At this stage I pretty much owe most of the motivation to my friends around me. This idea is thanks to Harry and Christine. I had just returned from the conference in Christchurch, and a bunch of us were sitting around playing Cranium. I had brought my shells down to paint during the game with a dramatic sulk (I'm a pain to be around)...Harry and Christine looked at this shell and said, this really needs to be a shark jaw. Love this shell, and want to give it a new home? Send an email (Subject: Seashells) to to find out more details. Orders are on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be sent payment information only if you got the shell.