I painted this 7x5-inch piece of plywood with acrylic paint. (Did you know that paintings are measured not the usual way of width x height but by height x width? I've always tended to do that, but recently found out that it's actually correct.)
So, I tried some shell shapes, but in the end, I opted for a starfish.
To hang it, I used string because it was more nautical. Now all I need is a cottage by the sea....
Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown