Gratitude and Testimonials
"I recently hosted and attended the Kaleidoscope from the Sea workshop, for Tualatin Valley Creates presented by Shelby Silver. As a presenter Shelby is inspiring, creative and soothing in her technique to share the importance of being aware of plastic marine debris on our Oregon beaches. At the same time she helps us understand how a positive solution can be achieved through creative conservation. Shelby is an amazing artist, storyteller, ecologist and authentic human being. I feel very fortunate to have crossed paths with her as I learn from her and am constantly inspired by her." Thank you Shelby! - Jayne Dahl, Tualatin Valley Creates Program Manager Washington County OR
"Thank you again for an incredible workshop this weekend. I think we had some very happy ladies.
Thank you again for my lovely earrings as well-I feel so gifted!" - Megan Arts Education Director, Cannon Beach Art Association Cannon Beach OR
"Shelby offers the gifts of creativity and wonder to her audiences - she shares her deep connection to land and sea through compelling artwork and passionate storytelling. With beauty and vulnerability, Shelby inspires her audience to reflect, engage, and develop their own deep connections to the places they call "home"." - Dana Art Development & Education, Swan School Port Townsend Wa.
"I love creating art and cleaning marine debris off the beach, so I was delighted to learn a new technique that combines both activities! I also work as an environmental educator, so I'm always trying to find ways to inspire people (and myself!) to take action to protect the marine environment and maintain hope for positive solutions to big, serious problems like plastic pollution in the ocean. Thanks again for the inspiring project opportunity! I really enjoyed getting to work together and hope we get to do so again in the future." -Carolyn Education Coordinator, Port Townsend Wa. Marine Science Center
"I am truly grateful for the time you spent with us. Who you are, your art work and the way you presented it, shines so brilliantly! Thank you for coming to our senior home, where that kind of light is needed so desperately. Please continue to find yourself and lose yourself in your art, and by doing so, lift the spirits of all those around you!"
- Sarianne Life Enrichment Coordinator, Victoria House Port Townsend Wa.