I went to a watercolour workshop at the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver over the summer. On that idilic day in a big open tent behind the Ferry Building Gallery I was soothed by a warm breeze, the call of gulls and views of sail boats out towards UBC. Elizabeth Cox, exuberant and creative, led the group through a series of very simple steps. Paint, water, brushes and really, really nice quality paper. And voila! Crazy Pears.