Karen said shelling at Sanibel Island is her idea of the best vacation because she gets to learn so much about sea shells and experience actually searching for them herself and sorting them by species. She also loves creating original pieces with the collected shells when she gets back home to her studio.
Karen and her fiancé and President of Karen Robertson Collection, John, spent four days on the island collecting rare and beautiful shells and meeting artists who use them to create intricate works of art.
Karen collected pounds of shells from the mounds that create the beach and island.
Karen with Bill Jordan, an award winning shell artist. Jordan has taken "Best in Show" at many of the world's most prestigious Shell Shows. His unique designs and exquisitely detailed mosaics take shape as Sailor's Valentines and in pocket watches.
Pocket watch shell art by Jordan, designed for Karen Robertson.
Shellatier is a trademark of the Karen Robertson Collection
Our second show at High Point Market Week went better than we could have hoped for. We enjoyed seeing old friends, making new ones and hearing all of your wonderful feedback. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to see us, we owe it all to you and your business.
A special thanks also to all those who attended our party Monday night. We had fun sharing cupcakes, champagne and our knowledge on dynamic walls with you.
The demonstration by the lovely ladies from Casart was fabulous. Ashley, of Casart Coverings - our partner and provider of the Karen Robertson Collection line of removable, reusable wall coverings - demonstrated how quick and easy the product is to install (she did it in heels!).
John served as our handsome bar tender for the evening.
He filled our glasses with champagne alongside an adorable cupcake display
shaped like an anchor!
Karen scaled a ladder in her gown to grace us with her words of gratitude and a lecture on dynamic wall design.
Ashley transformed a blank wall into an interesting landscape for Karen's art.
The beautiful lades who won Karen's raffle gifts!
The whole crew!
From left to right: Lorre Lei, Elizabeth and Ashley from Casart
with me, Karen and John from Karen Robertson Collection