Beautiful purple clam shells I found while on the beach yesterday in Vancouver. The wet insides of the shells already seemed like an abstract watercolor to me and I was so intrigued to try and recreate them. I had to get the shells wet again to bring out the shine, but still couldn't quite get down the simple elegance of their unique and inviting interiors. Don't you just want ice cream bowls made to look like these? Nature has so much to teach.