Sometimes a piece is just plain fun to execute....and "She Sells Sea Shells" was like eating peanuts: I had a hard time stopping! This is actually two pieces on seperate cradled wood panels...they are now attached with leather ties and hang nicely as one piece. The two could hang individually but again, making them work together was part of the fun. A lot of time went into surface prep and after several coats of gesso this mixed media piece received water color, acrylic and graphite. While I had a vague idea for the overall look when I started it, working on it was like doing a crossword puzzle...one completed shell would impact the layout of the next one and suddenly a splash of color seemed better suited for something else than what I had originally planned. So it evolved and unfolded and changed and morphed which made it anything but boring to work on.