I've had a craving for a couple of months. No not a pregnancy one, nothing like tuna and ice cream at 3am. A craving for - colouring in! Good old fashion colouring books, pencils and felt-tips. So I cast my mind back to the types of things I might enjoy colouring in and the dream of Altair came flooding back. So that's where my adoration of all things repeat pattern and Islamic geometry comes from, now it all starts to make sense.
So it turns out that Altair books are still available on Amazon (ah where would we be without Amazon...) and yipee book 1 has arrived. Obviously I ordered both books of course. So - in case you love them too, or in case you have no idea what I'm going on about, here are a couple of postcard sized patterns for you to have a go at too (the fabulous full sized versions are in the book too). Enjoy, upload them to your blog and send me the links, I just can't get enough of them.
And then just when I thought it couldn't get any better, whilst scouring Muji for the perfect set of felt tips and pencils, I found them stocking a re-issued version of Spiragraph, all repackaged and chic looking as you'd expect in a shiny brushed metal tin. So now I've got one of those too for when I feel more like creating obessively repetitive patterns, rather than colouring them. Quick, rush out and get one of your own - enjoy!
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