*(Just a Paragraph: when I’m short of time and/or inspiration, I keep my blog ticking over with ‘just a paragraph; random thoughts, reflections, comments, ideas … little snippets)
I really should not browse in bookstores. The results are inevitably fatal. On Saturday, Bargain Books window display of Adult Colouring Books drew me instantly, because I’ve been trawling my on-line bookstores, looking at them, so it was good to be able to page through an actual book. Online book buying is frustrating, in that you get only a glimpse of the product. Nothing beats a good page through. Which, in this case, proved useful: many of the books had a very heavy black design style, with more black lines than free white paper to decorate. In the end, I succumbed and bought Japanese Patterns (Creative Colouring for Grown-ups) – what a treasure! I’ve always liked Japanese design, Japanese art, pretty much all things Japanese, including sushi and wabi-sabi (no you don’t eat it; look up the link) and I find Japanese textile designs particularly attractive. So: my spare bedroom gets the winter sun after lunch, and there you’ll find me colouring in, supervised by Chocolat basking on the spare bed. Bliss all round.