This week’s Life Book lesson was delivered by Danielle Donaldson. I had really enjoyed her previous lesson – Tiny Story Telling – so I was looking forward to further experimentation with watercolour illustration. The lesson demonstrated a different approach to watercolour hand lettering. The idea was for students to write our individual names and then surround that with illustrations of things that make us happy, bring us joy. However, I took my inspiration from a piece Donaldson showed in her tutorial, an illustrated list of art supplies. Since art makes me happy, makes me feel more balanced, and colour brightens my day, I thought the subject was apt. I sketched a variety of my art tools, painted them with blotchy watercolour, spattered, and added the text. I really like how the piece turned out.