Earlier this year, I hit an artistic slump and found that trying to create a page to the Journal52 prompts seemed more like work than pleasure. That seemed to defeat the whole purpose of art journaling, so I gave myself permission to just do the prompts that struck my fancy.
The slump has been over for a while, but art journaling hasn't been my focus. I decided to go back over the prompts I'd missed and see if I felt more inclined to respond to them at this time. I found the prompt 'Treasure' and flashed onto a photo I'd seen lately, of some Nautilus shells. Not exactly what one would consider treasure. But then I thought of how pleasing the shape and texture of a nautilus shell is. How I'm always drawn to photos of them, and how much I'd enjoyed looking at them on those occasions when I came across them in real life.
I know I'd treasure such shells if I had them. So... I went with it.
Done in a Stillman & Birn Delta sketchbook, Pigma Micron over Copic marker.
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