I didn't bring my supplies with me on vacation. It was more of a matter of space, and honestly I didn't want to bring them not use them and feel the guilt. However, I did bring my camera. I mean who goes on vacation (especially to the beach) and doesn't being a camera? While soaking up my year supply of Vitamin D, I admired one of the shells my husband found. I decided I wanted to try something different. Usually I'm all about landscapes, and believe me I have tons from this trip too, but with this one I wanted to try something explicitly artistic. I surprised myself too! Very happy with the result of this one. I've found many other sources of inspiration. So when I get home and settled I'll pick it up again, and that has me pretty excited! Ready to get home and pick it up again.