One of my favourite things to do is to hang out in bookstores. I always loved going to the library as a kid, borrowing books and reading just about anything. When the weather here hits -30C the last thing you would think of doing is leaving the house, but I find that if I stay in too long I start to go crazy. On one of my many trips to Indigo Books I picked up The 1000 Dot-to-Dot: Icons by Pavitt Thomas. Far from the connect the dots books we had as kids, this book is filled with icons including William Shakespeare, Elvis Presley, Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela, and my favourite Mahatma Gandhi.
Just as the title states, you connect dots up to 1000. So relaxing and a great way to pass the time. Once you start to connect the dots, what appears are quite sophisticated and stylized portraits. I took a moment to admire Gandhi himself, a true champion of peace and non-violence. I’ll definitely be framing this one and finding a special place in the house for it. There is also a dot-to-dot on cities that I would love to get my hands on, perhaps on another cold night!