Above are photos of my wonderful shell art doll – she is a vintage work of art from Lakes Entrance, a tourist resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Now I have never been there, but I used to love collecting shells and fossicking around the huge coast-line of Western Australia, the land of the “Sand Gropers” where I live. I LOVED going to Shell Museums & Shops to look at shells and to purchase beautiful, awesome shell art, too.
Well, I bought this magnificent once-off piece from an eBay seller back in November 2013. She is 18 cm tall and sports a glitter covered shell purse, along with her “Lakes Entrance” tag. She cost me $45 AUD (plus postage). Who could resist her?
There is the Griffiths Sea Shell Museum at Lakes Entrance, which if you ever go to Victoria, would be well worth visiting, I am sure. You won’t find many of these shell art dolls anymore on eBay, but could try other online platforms if you are looking for one – like etsy OR ruby lane.
Happy Shell art hunting.