The Art of Mindfulness – A Series Review

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The Art of Mindfulness series is currently a set of 4, differently titled books that contain almost 100 images each, illustrated by various artists and published and kindly sent to me for review by Michael O’Mara Books. The books are slightly smaller than A4 size, paperback and glue-bound but all of the images have a 1cm border around them so none are lost into the spine. The paper is bright white and thin and sadly, it does bleed when using water-based pens and doesn’t have a lot of tooth but isn’t completely smooth so you can blend and shade a little with coloured pencils. The images are printed double-sided so you will need to be careful about what mediums you use to colour with so that you don’t ruin any reverse images that you’re wanting to colour. The linework in each book varies from very thin to medium thickness so this series isn’t great for those of you with poor vision or fine motor control but it’s as you’d expect from mindfulness themed books because they require concentration in order to keep you mindful. The images in the books vary in theme but are mostly abstract designs and natural imagery of things like plants, flowers, weather, scenery etc. All of the books are very pretty and ideal for people who are mentally ill or wanting to practice mindfulness because there are lots of intricate and detailed images that you can focus your attention on so that you’re distracted from your low and anxious thoughts and able to be in the here and now. As far as books with a huge variety of images go, these are definitely some of the best I’ve seen, because they’re all very different from each other but also feel similar enough that they’re a cohesive series and these would make great starter books for people who don’t yet know what sorts of images they want to colour. Reviews for each individual title can be found below as well as links to purchase them on Amazon.co.uk or Book Depository for my international readers. Each review goes into detail about the images the book contains and shows plenty of photos from inside.

The Art of Mindfulness: Peace and Calm Colouring – Review
The Art of Mindfulness: Peace and Calm Colouring – Buy it here from Amazon UK
http://www.bookdepository.com/Art-Mindfulness-Various-Illustrators/9781782434931/?a_aid=colouringitmom – Buy it here from Book Depository

The Art of Mindfulness: Relaxed and Focused Colouring – Review
The Art of Mindfulness: Relaxed and Focused Colouring – Buy it here from Amazon UK
http://www.bookdepository.com/Art-Mindfulness-Various-Illustrators/9781782435037/?a_aid=colouringitmom – Buy it here from Book Depository

The Art of Mindfulness: Serene and Tranquil Colouring – Review
The Art of Mindfulness: Serene and Tranquil Colouring – Buy it here from Amazon UK
http://www.bookdepository.com/Art-Mindfulness-Various-Illustrators/9781782434948/?a_aid=colouringitmom – Buy it here from Book Depository

The Art of Mindfulness: Happy and Energized Colouring – Review
The Art of Mindfulness: Happy and Energized Colouring – Buy it here from Amazon UK
http://www.bookdepository.com/Art-Mindfulness-Various-Illustrators/9781782435020/?a_aid=colouringitmom – Buy it here from Book Depository

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