Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My First Post on White Wednesday

Hi my name is Janice and I am excited about joining you all today on my very first post and very first White Wednesday. I am a Sea shell artist and so I am drawn to beautiful white shells as well as architectural pieces. I will save my love for architectural finds for another post and today I will share with you a story of one of my White shells and it's special gift from the sea.
What I love about the shells that I have is that there is always a special memory and story that usually goes with each one. I am sorry for the quality of the photo below but if you look closely you will see a little doll laying on the shell that she was found in.
I think everyone picks up shells and holds them to their ear but this particular shell rattled and so in rattling and shaking this precious little doll fell out. Who knows how long she had been there but on that day she was a very special gift to me. Perhaps it was a sign of the blessings that would lie ahead of me and the joy I have in my work with these beautiful objects.

Shells inspire me. I ususally have several projects going at the same time.
Here are just a few that I have completed.

Thank you for visiting with me today and do leave me a comment. I look forward to getting to know you girls.
Thank you to Faded Charm for hosting this special day. You can visit her blog for a list of so many other gals who have joined in for a Beautiful White Wednesday.
See you next week.


  1. Here's my 2 cents. Wonderful!

    Thanks for joining us on the White Wednesday journey. Your shell work is beautiful. I love the story of the little doll in the bottle.

  2. Hi Janice,
    Welcome to our blogging community! This was also my first week participating in White Wednesday but I began posting in February.....You have a beautiful first post and it was nice of you to share things about yourself! Have fun in blogland....there is lots to learn and I think you will find that the people you meet here are generous and kind!
    Take care, Laura

  3. Hi Janice, What a lovely way to start out blogging. I think you made a hit for a post for this White Wednesday Event. Your fire place is gorgeous, not only that but your sea shells items are wonderful. It is so nice to meet you and I want to thank you for stopping by. I am definitely looking forward seeing you in again.

    Wishing you all the best in the Blogging World-

  4. Welcome to bloggyland! I just love shells and can't wait to see what you show off in the future. Thanks for stopping by my blog today, hope you'll be back soon!

  5. Wow! And I got the honor of being your very first follower -- HOW COOL IS THAT!

  6. Janice,

    What beautiful work. And the story about the tiny doll found in the shell is wonderful. Welcome to the blogosphere...I love your first post!

    P.S. Thanks for having stopped by my Bungalow.


  7. Gorgeous work .
    Just beachy

  8. What a cute story about finding the little doll in the shell. And I like that you're keeping them together in your home. Thanks for visiting my blog; you have a wonderful first post :)

  9. Welcome to blogging, Janice! I love your seashell fireplace--it's stunning. Your blog header is beautiful, too. Looks like you're off to a great start! :-)

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  11. Hello Janice!! So nice to meet you! What gorgeous creations!! I love seashells! Did you make that amazing creation around the fireplace? It is fabulous!!! Welcome to blogland! I cannot wait to see more of your posts!

  12. Welcome to blogging and White Wednesday! You do gorgeous work!
    I ordered my pillow from *Country House* a few years back...I love it!

  13. I think so too..., you're off to a great start. Love your header and what you create with the shells. That fireplace (which I assume you created) is stunning.

  14. Hi Janice,
    Welcome aboard!!!! Your first post is wonderful and the story of the little doll is very sweet. The fireplace surround made of shells is gorgeous. Can't wait to see more. I'll put you on my favorites so I can return again.
    great 1st post!!!

  15. So nice to meet you Janice!! Welcome to blogland. You will love it here and you will make many friends! Love your post and I also love architectural items so I am looking forward to that post as well!!

  16. Hi Janice!!

    I missed White Wednesday this week, it would have been my 2nd!! But I loved meeting you & thanks for visiting me!!

    Finding that little doll in the shell certainly esems like some sort of little sign to me! What... I don't know!! LOL!! It does seem to be a beautiful thing though.

    I love your shell creations and can't wait to see more. Have a great week! :-)


  17. Welcome to Bloglandia. Imagine discovering a doll inside of a shell! Better than finding a pearl. Your fireplace surround is scrumptious!

  18. Welcome to the blogging community! You seem like you are already very popular. How I love your shell collection and what you have done with them.

  19. Hello Janice,
    How do you think that cute little doll got in that shell? Amazing! Welcome. I am so glad to meet you.

  20. Your work with shells is amazing and so beautiful. The story of the doll in the shell certainly feels like a blessing and a direction. Thanks for coming by today and so glad that you're part of WW. I have enjoyed it so much!

  21. Hi Janice. What a treasure, finding that little doll. Your gorgeous fireplace is amazing... that took some real skill & patience.

  22. HEYGIRL!!
    wow, to say youve got a little talent is like saying you have a few shells.....How wonderful you are!!!!
    thanks for stopping by the Coastal Nest, I think we are going to become fast friends, have a great day..
    coastal nest

  23. Hi Janice,
    I read on Restyled Home that you're new to blogging. What a fun site you've created. My home is slowly transforming to WHITE. I don't have any specific White Wednesday things to share, other than my love for White Interiors. I bookmark them and even create categories for them on my blog.

    I look forward to checking out your blog again soon.

    All the best,

  24. Welcome to the blogging world Janice. I'm so glad you want to join in on the "White Wednesday" theme and I added your name to my list. Love all your shell art and my daughter was in awe when she saw everything. She loves shells and blue is her favorite color. Looking forward to seeing more.

    Enjoy your day.

  25. Wow!You do gorgeous work!Welcome to the blogging community!:o)

  26. Hi Janice !!! Another "Janice" here.....

    I found your blog through Hooked on Houses and I'm already signed up as a follower. Your home is gorgeous and you are certainly one talented and creative lady.

    My daughter lives just southeast of Tampa in Riverview, Florida.

    Looking forward to your future posts...


  27. Welcome to Blogland!!!
    And hi neighbor! ;-)

    What beauty there is to be found here - I'm so glad you have joined us!

    Dear Daisy Cottage

  28. Oh you lucky, lucky girl, a sea shell artist- love that. I collect shells every year when I visit Sanibel and beach glass and pottery when I visit the East coast. Your doll story gives me goose bumps. I love treasures by the sea. Your blog is beautiful- love your creations. My favorite trips have been spent combing the beach for intersting shells and special finds like yours. Welcome to blogging!

  29. Welcome to the blogworld, Janice. You will love it here! I'm having a give away on my blog, please join us in the fun!
    xo Lidy

  30. I just found you through Barbara Jacksier's blog. I love seashell art. So I shall be back!

  31. Hi Janice!
    I, too, found you on Barbara Jacksier's blog. Your seashell art is amazing! The detail of your work is meticulous...and exhausting (to me!). I love to collect shells and use them in many different forms. You can be assured that I will be coming back for a visit!
    Jane (Artfully Graced)

  32. Janice -
    I just realized that you were the shell artist Becky P. told me about!!! I will be over to SummerHouse this week to see your work in person. Maybe we will meet....

    (I live across the bay in P.Harbor.)
    Jane (Artfully Graced)

  33. WOW!!! Lovely post,I too love shells and anything from the sea...welcome to blogland!! Chrissy

  34. OOOOOOOooooo ! I love your blog......

  35. Where did you find such gorgeous shells? Absolutely beautiful postm so glad to have found you! Welcome to blogworld!

  36. Hi Janice, welcome to blogging! I came over from lovely Barbara's blog and I am so pleased to be here. I to am obsessed with seashells and your mantel is just to die for. I look forward to seeing many more of your creations. xo, suzy

  37. What a super unique mantle and that's so cool about the doll.

    Blessings... Polly