Karolina's illustrative style is indeed very dreamlike and abstract with a gothic flavour which I love. Ticket to Dreams is extremely dark and mysterious with sketchy artwork that makes heavy use of black/shadows to enhance the subject matter. This peculiar technique has an otherworldly feel which leaves you unsure if this is a book of conceptual fantasy or nightmarish hallucinations. Either way it truly is a work of art, like a portfolio of the craziest imagery you might experience in a deep sleep. Don't get me wrong, it's also very beautiful and I actually love it more & more as I keep looking.
There are moths with human eyes on their wings, houses surrounded by tentacles, giant teacups holding castles inside and demons who are responsible for insomnia. As well as all this eeriness there is also some lovely portraits of girls and animals surrounded by flowers, plants & nature. The book also has a story running through it (in English) which explains a little about what is happening as you journey through, as if you are the person experiencing it.
Ticket to Dreams can currently be bought here on Karolina's website. The price of 1 book plus shipping to the is £16.54 / $28.20. Most foreign colouring books work out at around this price so it may sound expensive but the quality really is worth it.
Overall this book is not one that will suit every colourist but will appeal to those who like to colour something a bit interpretive and out of the norm. Here are my coloured pages so far.