This textured piece mimics a Paua shell. Paua is "kiwi" for abalone, only the Paua shells found in New Zealand waters are particularly bright. These shells are highly sought after and are used to make really gorgeous jewelery.
The large version is at the preceding link.
Today's Gratitude Item: Cold days with rain. As in not feeling guilty for staying indoors and watching TV / "working" on the computer. Of course I do exercise whilst watching TV (gotta love that treadmill).