Although the month of March promises a season changed for the better, its produce does not vary much from the thick of the winter months. I am as fatigued by potatoes and beets as the next locavore, roasting away Earth tones into an oblivion. But if my Spring predictor serves me right, when charming little bouquets of daffodils are slung on the streets of Paris, then printemps is just around the corner. So color this in with patience. The coloring and eating will get very good very soon.
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I am very pleased to announce the release of my new coloring book Recettes du jardin à cuisiner et à colorier, Editions Mango. With 96 pages of seasonal, veggie-centric recipes by Franco-Japonese author Laure Kié. I took care of the illustrations, but the color is up to you!
Adult coloring books have had quite the renaissance in France the past few years, becoming one of the bestselling genres. I brushed off the whole thing until I sat down with Recettes du jardin and my colored pencils. “I know how to draw. Why should I color?” said the arrogant illustrator. Sure enough, I spent the whole weekend storming through page after page. But I get it now! Coloring is a tactile break from gadgets. Each page is a rewarding exercise in concentration. It’s like creative camomile tea, a much-needed digital withdrawal before bedtime.
Note: the recipes are in French, but coloring has no language.
Order a copy here. Or preferably at the local bookstore.
Yes, I know. February’s fruits and vegetables look a lot like January’s. If truth be told, drawing salsify, the hairy carrot on the left, is just as daunting as eating it.
But you know the drill by now. Print it out. Color it in. Share on instagram using the hashtag #colormeseasonal. And don’t forget to follow my attempts at micro-blogging on Instagram, too. Click here.