Number of Pages: 30
Size: Large: 25 x 24cm, Small 13 x 12cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Good (marginally thicker in the larger book)
Perforated: Large- Yes, Small- No
One sided: Yes
Drawings go into the spine: Yes
Waterbased pen bleed: None in either book
Rosalind Monks is a traveller. A restless spirit who's soul hankers to see all the world and everything it has to offer. This yearning to experience as much of the planet as she can has seen her traversing oceans and continents, from her beginnings in the Swiss countryside to circumnavigating Australia by car. She has hung her hat in New Zealand for the time being, using the amazing wonders of the natural world as a point of reference and inspiration for her illustrations. You can find her art on Skis across the Alps and on sunglasses in France, such is the wide reach and variety of her work.
Lost in a Daydream is her first foray into the colouring book world and is totally nature themed, from its henna-inspired paisley flower patterns to its finely detailed birds and woodland. There are a few leafy mandalas too, as well as heavily decorated words and quotes to incite and inspire.
As you may have spotted in the book details, there are two sizes of Lost in a Daydream available to buy. The smaller pocket version is a handy square format for you to slip in your bag, and the larger version is what I'm giving away to one lucky winner today! The paper in both books is thick enough for waterbased pens not to soak through, although they are one-sided so this needent matter. The entire book is monochrome from cover to cover, giving it a very fresh, clean feel with crisp, smooth linework.
There is one negative point, which Rosalind is working to resolve as we speak. The book hasn't been picked up by a representative outside of New Zealand, so for now it is only available there unless you pay substantial worldwide shipping. Fingers crossed that this shelf-worthy book will be signed up for publication over here soon, which I'm sure it will be. This makes the giveaway I'm running even more exciting as anyone from the entire world is eligible to enter! Just complete the Rafflecopter below and a winner will be chosen on 26th October 2015. Good luck!
Here's my finished picture! I love how it turned out. The way Rosalind pieces together her animals with smaller sections to make the bigger picture creates a wonderful completed piece.
These books were given to me in exchange for an honest review. You can buy a copy (with international shipping rates) on the website here.
19/10/2015 08:39:33 pm
Hi! Love you blog! Wanted to know what you colored the hummingbird with! Love it! Also wanted to know what you thought of the Marco Refines pencils? How they compare to the Polychromos?
19/10/2015 09:51:00 pm
Look like a fun book :)
20/10/2015 03:54:12 pm
What a lovely giveaway am in need of some good stress relief at the he moment and what beautiful pictures so inspired
24/10/2015 09:42:16 pm
Looks a great book, would love to win this -x-
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