Current Price: £5.99
Number of Pages: 96
Size: 24 x 23cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Good
One sided: Yes (quotes on reverse)
Drawings go into the spine: Yes
Waterbased pen bleed: None
Amber Hatch, a practising Buddhist from Oxford, is the writer and teacher who provides the theory in the book, whilst her husband, illustrator Alex Ogg, creates the colouring pages.
There is a sizeable introduction to the book which talks about the meaning and origin of mindfulness (as well as how to practice it) and colouring tips that allow the colourist to learn new creative techniques. The book is split into 3 sections: Mindfulness, Insight and Meditiation, each one serving a different purpose, whether it be learning to breathe and be present or find wonder in all that is around you. Each illustration is linked to the quote that sits alongside it in the book, for example 'Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday', a quote by AA Milne, is paired with a beautiful drawing of a body of water that flows naturally under the calming fronds of a willow tree.
If you're really interested in finding out more about mindfulness and practicing it with your colouring, this is a great book that combines both.
Here is my finished picture, coloured with Staedtler Triplus felt pens. The quote that accompanies it is: 'Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.' -Thich Nhat Hanh.