It's one of the books everyone's raving about at the moment, and I've finally got my mitts on a copy! Here's my review of Animal Kingdom by Welsh Illustrator, Millie Marotta.
I love this book! Crammed with little critters in all sorts of daft situations, just waiting to be given life through colour. It was so much fun! Doodle Invasion by Zifflin (illustrated by Kerby Rosanes).
Today I am reviewing a very different kind of colouring book, one that urges you to connect spirtiually, to really think about your emotions as you colour. To not only fill in, but create something all your own. Mandala Meditation by Lynette Rozine Prock!
This is a book to give therapy and healing to the owner. It's so much more than blank designs on a page; it encourages you to contemplate your inner voice. It is a 115 page book with 18 different patterns, each having 5 steps for you to follow.
Steps 2 & 3 is firstly to trace the mandala, then fill in your own details, and then to create your own art on the faint outline you are given. With each step the design becomes less and less detailed, so that you can re-design it as you wish. It becomes transformative; from something rigid to something completely your own. As you can see, I'm not a brilliant artist (!) but I gave it my best shot.
It was quite novel having a colouring book that wasn't all about colouring, but more about creating something which was uniquely yours & stemmed from your own instincts. If you have turned to colouring as a means of mindfullness and self-awareness, this is most definitely the book for you. It was sent to me as a PDF copy so I cannot comment on the quality of paper used. Here are a few more designs from the book.
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Amazon here:
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