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The Art of Mindfulness: Peace and Calm Colouring is published and was very kindly sent to me for review by Michael O’Mara Books. This book contains approximately a 50:50 split between patterns and pictures of scenes and animals. The patterns are not geometric, repeating patterns and they’re not boring, they’re abstract images, zentangled sections, flowing lines and swirling sections. I’m not a fan of colouring patterns because I tend to get quite bored of doing each section the same (the perfectionist in me forces me to do this) but these are lovely and really interesting. Those of you who like Color Me Calm and Color Me Happy are sure to love this book because a number of the illustrations have been created by the same illustrator of those books and her work is very distinctive with flowing abstract patterns that are ideal for practising mindfulness. The natural images are really lovely too and include plenty of birds, leaves, flowers, various animals and even depictions of weather and modes of transport. There is something for everyone in this book and it’s ideal for new colourers who want to try a bit of everything or seasoned colourers who love variety. The line thickness in this book is mostly thin so you will need good vision and fine motor control to make the most out of this book but it doesn’t need to be perfect and the images aren’t super detailed and intricate so they won’t be increasing your stress levels. This is a great book for mental health both for calming down your symptoms and practising mindfulness and it’s a really lovely addition to the series.
To read my reviews of other titles in this series and for more general information about the books themselves including size, binding style and line thickness click here.
The image below was coloured using Steadtler Triplus Fibre-tips.
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