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March 11, 2010

TARO GOMI COLORING BOOKS

My newest obsession is Taro Gomi coloring books. I bought one on Sunday and I spent the rest of the day coloring and watching movies. They're cool because they aren't boring coloring books where you just fill in the lines....it gives you challenges like 'draw a tiny elephant walking across the dinner table' or 'draw a water-breathing creature on this shirt'.

Actually, my favorite prompt showed two elephants who appeared to be in distress and asked, "These elephants have a problem. What is it?"

So these books can keep you entertained for hours. I'm in a big hurry to get my work done today so I can spend a long time coloring tonight.

I did sneak out to buy another today while out to lunch with my mom.

I brought my coloring book to Mi Cocina (favorite Tex Mex in town).

Here is an ocean I filled in with monsters and divers and swimmers.

Here is a cool guy lumberjack...you can't see but he is struggling with his pet owl.

This is my friend Ronnie. I think it's a pretty accurate portrait and he agrees.

While we were eating my mom pulled out these swatches from her purse. She is working on a project with StyleSwoon. I'm excited to see where this is going! I

I wonder who did this!

Today I wore a long vintage sequined tiger print kimono. The label is Jeanette for St. martin. Pretty cool! Worn with tee from ??? and jeans from Madewell, Alaia sandals, and a Burberry bag.

I have to say that I exert the same physical energy just carrying this bag to lunch that I would taking my bullmastiff Denise for a walk. It weighs something like twenty pounds, even when I have nothing in it. But it's a really beautiful bag and I found it for 90% off so of course I have to carry it, right?

Today I wore a vintage Kenneth Jay Lane fish necklace (stolen from mom's collection) and my vintage ankh necklace. I love these pieces together!! I'm very fond of the fish.

Wow, my hair sure is red now. I had it colored yesterday.

I was on a mission for another Taro Gomi coloring book. This time I got the 'Scribbles' coloring book, because I already had 'Doodles' and "Squiggles'.

You should definitely get a Taro Gomi coloring book of your own! It's very good exercise for your mind. I'm planning another trip to Tokyo at the end of April so I hope I still have lots of blank pages for the long plane ride.

If you have a Taro Gomi coloring book of your own, I would love to see your drawings! Send them to me.

Till next time,

Jane.

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