It was nearly a year ago when I met illustrator Lisa Cinar at Got Craft? and fell in love with her Draw Me a Lion line of drawings for kids to colour. I bought Owen a poster of cats that we all coloured on and off for a week. We had so much fun, and fell in love with those cats, so we put the poster into an Ikea frame and it hangs in Owen’s room.

For Hanukkah this year, I’d had it in mind to pick up Lisa’s other poster, of dogs. But then I learned that she’s just published a new colouring book of flags and pennants, and was having a launch party yesterday at the ever fabulous Collage Collage. I love that Owen’s getting old enough to participate in events like these, so we drove across town to celebrate.

Obviously, I bought the colouring book. I have it in mind to put flags up all over our house.

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Greg made the space-alien flag. I love it so much.

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Seriously, Collage Collage is one of the best kids shops in all of Vancouver. Their expertly curated selection of books spans little-kid stories that are stunningly illustrated to gorgeous books for adults. Naturally, Owen wanted Greg to read him the book about diggers.

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