Here's a book that's main purpose is to be a calming salve to it's colourist, intended purely to relax and promote mindfulness in its owner. Cara Stein is an author of relationship advice books and a blog called 17000 days, which is centred around how to be happy in life and make the most of every day. After going through a year of depression, she used the creation of this book to aid her mental health journey back to flourishing.
There is a list on Cara's website of things she doesn't like to admit but did so to show people that no one is perfect. On her list she stated that she is "horrible at drawing". I think you'll ALL agree that if this book is anything to go by, she is AMAZING at drawing! Please believe in your talents, Cara! I'd love to have half of your ability. Just take a look through the book and see what I mean.
See what I mean? Stunning! I love the delicacy of some of the illustrations, the swirls and waves are so flowing and elegant. The book itself is square in shape with 30 different designs to colour, nearly all of which having extremely small spaces so make sure you've got your pencils sharpened and fineliners at the ready! If you have eyesight issues then I wouldn't recommend. The paper is quite thin (triplus and stabilo WILL bleed through) but it's not a big issue as you'd only be ruining the quote on the back, not an illustration.
I coloured my picture with very sharp Faber Castell art grip pencils, Triplus fineliners and Spectrum Noir (although the latter were WAY too thick for use on this image so I would steer clear of marker pens in Relax and Color).
And now for a giveaway! Who'd like to win a copy of this beautiful book? Well, all you have to do is Like my page on Facebook and comment under the FACEBOOK POST for this review. That's it, you're in! Giveaway ends on Wednesday 29th July.
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Amazon here:
22/7/2015 01:33:28 pm
I would love to win it as my mum is in a hospic very ill and I think it would help her to relaxe
22/7/2015 02:16:47 pm
22/7/2015 02:17:39 pm
Would love one of these to save me using my toddlers' :)
22/7/2015 03:40:53 pm
Very pretty book
22/7/2015 04:20:52 pm
I'd love this book. I've just started colouring as a way of relaxing
22/7/2015 10:10:21 pm
23/7/2015 02:28:08 am
23/7/2015 05:01:08 am
Would help me relax - had a lot of problems over the last 2 years
23/7/2015 01:25:37 pm
Love to win this :D fingers crossed
26/7/2015 01:06:32 am
Believe it or not, my son in law loves colouring!
26/7/2015 10:55:59 pm
I'd love this
27/7/2015 01:16:06 pm
Think I shall be asking my hubby to buy me this as an early birthday present thanks for the review x
27/7/2015 01:55:38 pm
Still love colouring books fingers crossed I hope Wed could be my lucky day
27/7/2015 05:23:36 pm
wow I need this in my life!
29/7/2015 03:42:35 am
Oh wow that looks fantastic you have written a awesome review of the book too,Thank you for the chance to win your amazing competition x
Caroline Louise Wood
29/7/2015 04:49:55 am
I'd love to win this it'd really assist with my fibro and relaxing and foucusing on something to distract if that makes sense?
29/7/2015 02:31:51 pm
This looks lovely, would love to do a bit of adult colouring. x
29/7/2015 03:02:02 pm
I would love some downtime for when I've got my daughters settled for the night in bed :-) x
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