Jess Hutch.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


One of the best things about the Internet is finding out about people like Tania Howells, a Canadian artist whose illustration work I really admire, and from whom I recently purchased this:

You can get your own Tania coloring book here.

I'm kind of embarassed to admit that I'm keeping it for myself. I love it, the illustrations are so clever and funny and sweet. I was a huge coloring book fanatic as a kid. I just recently remembered that I went through this weird coloring phase in second grade; I wouldn't color the entire area inside the black lines, only a very defined, 1/8 inch area right next to the line. I thought it looked incredibly sophisticated; I now realize it was a little uptight of me - we were moving from Guam to California halfway through the school year, perhaps I needed to exercise a little control over my environment!

Tania was nice enough to include a vintage Mary Maxim knitting booklet with my order, and if you think I'm not going to knit this hat to keep my head warm this winter, you are SORELY mistaken. Thanks Tania!


At 6:20 PM , Anonymous said...

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At 6:46 PM , tania said...


neat -o! i just came by to see what's up and look! i am so glad you like the book. thats funny about your coloring habit as a kid. did you ever have to do maps at school by just fringing along the coast in blue??
thanks for all the linkyness and kind words and I was totally going to make that hat too!
i love this about the internet too, someone who's work I totally admire mentions ME!! happy day.

At 9:47 AM , ladylinoleum said...

Oh yeah, you NEED to make that hat. Agreed.

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Very cool. I adding you to my bloglines because I LOVE YOUR KNITTED ROBOTS!

I'm definitely visiting your bloggy going forward.


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