Book Review - Flower Mandalas Colouring Book

by Thaneeya McArdle (Struik Lifestyle) ISBN: 9781432307356

The new craze where adults go back to the childhood pastime of colouring in pictures in colouring-in books has really taken off. 

Apparently the act of colouring is therapeutic, creative, relaxing and absorbing, much like knitting, playing sudoku, or completing a crossword, but way more colourful. An added benefit is that the end result of the activity is a beautiful artwork which can even be framed and put up on the wall. 

This colouring in book contains 30 intricate flower pattern mandalas. The symmetrical circles encourage focus and calm within the self-expression of the activity. 

The artists using this book can follow the guidelines or be entirely free from any boundaries and use markers, coloured pencils, gel pens or watercolours to bring these outlined images out into colourful splendour. The author is an internationally-collected contemporary artist, and her styles include abstract and photorealism. 

Try it out, maybe you'll discover the hidden artistic talent within you, or you will just enjoy meditating while being absorbed in this centring activity.

Amanda Blankfield-Koseff


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