Are you guys as addicted to the trend of coloring books for adults as I am? I love when I can chill in front of the TV and color for an hour or so at the end of a long day!
It’s kinda meditative to focus on coloring the patterns!
I came across artist Wendy Piersall’s series of coloring books for adults when I was searching for info on the best colored pencils for coloring books. (Her “how to color” blog post has great reviews of pencils and markers for coloring!) I instantly fell in love with the style of her designs, and couldn’t wait to give her books a try! So far, she has released 4 different adult coloring books: Coloring Dream Mandalas, Coloring Flower Mandalas, Coloring Ocean Mandalas, and Coloring Animal Mandalas. (Those are Amazon affiliate links, btw. If you happen to make a purchase through them, I will make enough commission to pay for a can of cat food or something equally cool. Wooooohooo!)
The drawings in all four books are gorgeous – there’s plenty of detail to color, and plenty of variety within each book. Her Coloring Flower Mandalas adult coloring book has even been featured on the Huffington Post! The publisher was kind enough to send me all four coloring books to review, and I get to share the love and give one of my readers the chance to win their favorite!
Let’s take a look inside, shall we?
Images from Coloring Dream Mandalas
One of my pages in progress from Coloring Dream Mandalas. I tend to jump around between images a lot, so you’ll notice that all the pages I post are only partly completed so far!
All four of these coloring books are printed on nice quality paper with designs on just one side of the sheet so you don’t have to worry about colors bleeding through. They’re about 9 by 7 inches in size with 30 designs to color per book.
Sample pages from Coloring Animal Mandalas
A page from Coloring Animal Mandalas that I just started last night.
Pages from Coloring Flower Mandalas
My “work in progress” in Coloring Flower Mandalas
Although these are classified as “adult coloring books”, they’re still family friendly and would be great for kids, too, as long as they’re patient enough to color detailed designs!
Coloring Ocean Mandalas pages
A half completed page from my Coloring Ocean Mandalas book.
It’s basically impossible for me to pick a favorite of the four.
You can find all of these awesome coloring books on Amazon via the links below. I definitely suggest checking them out to see the photos posted by other reviewers – you’ll not only get a better look at the designs inside, but you also get to see how different people have colored the images. There are some amazing ones in there! (All four books have solid 4.5 or 5 star ratings from reviewers, too!)
You can also find plenty of coloring book images and inspiration on Wendy’s instagram. I LOVE her use of color!
Wendy Piersall also has a NEW coloring book for adults coming out in August – Coloring Bird Mandalas. It looks just as gorgeous as her other books!
Ready to enter to win? One of you will get to pick which one of the four coloring books above you recieve as your prize! Which one do you think will be your favorite?
Enter to win on the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to those with a US address who are 18 or older. All entries are optonal, so you’re welcome to complete as many as you’d like to improve your chances of winning!
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