Current Price: £4.99
Number of Pages: 66
Size: 23 x 15cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Average
One sided: Yes
Drawings go into the spine: No
Waterbased pen bleed: None
Monique Day-Wilde is a full time artist living in Cape Town, South Africa; her inspiration drawn from the beautiful & sometimes quirky landscapes around her. These books are two in the Daydream series of four, the other two titled Town Daydreams & Garden Daydreams. Monique's style has a hand-drawn quality with imperfect lines and a sketchy charm, most of them having a dark shading to them.
Country Daydreams takes us on a journey through 32 pages of both realistic and whimsical country scenes from quaint little villages to small fishing marinas. Winged Daydreams contains a plethora of stunning flying creatures from birds & butterflies to bugs & bumblebees. Here is a flip through of both books so that you can see every single page:
The books are perfectly sized to slip into a bag and take on your travels, and they are fairly thin and light so won't weigh you down. The paper is quite thin and has a very smooth surface, ideal for markers. The cover has a soft feel matte texture and half-coloured, half-monochrome design. Each illustration fills the page right up to a thin border, so there is nothing going off the page or into the spine. There is a mixture of wider spaces and really narrow areas to colour, so it should suit everyone.
Overall these books are extremely cute and charming, and the quality of the artwork is really lovely- just make sure you are comfortable with the amount of dark shading there is in some of the illustrations as this may put some people off. Here are my finished pictures from each book, coloured with Staedtler Triplus felt pens.
These books were given to me in exchange for an honest review. You can find them on Amazon here: