Last week’s Colour Me Positive prompt was on the theme of Courage. While the theme and the supporting quotation failed to spark any creativity in me, the optional prompt to incorporate a boat did. For some reason, an echo from childhood reading and singing perhaps, the first thing that popped into my head was Edward Lear’s poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’. I drew around a side plate in pencil to provide me with a circular frame and then I drew the characters and their pea green boat in ink in a fountain pen. I used watercolour pencils to add colour. Simple.