When we moved a couple of years ago, a friend who was helping out cracked up when she saw the box marked “stones, feathers, shells – FRAGILE”. I’m glad I kept my collection of found objects (of which these are just a few) as they are fun to compose and draw. Done in pencil, then more shading added later with watercolour pencils. Lesson learned: don’t skimp on the darkest shadows. When I added just a bit more to the dark shadows, the objects gained dimension.