Squirkling the Nautilaus:Journal52 Week 17: Treasure #Journal52 #ArtJournal #StillmanAndBirn

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.


Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

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