It’s not usually big news when we get a new coloring book in our house – with three kids under 8 we have a lot of them – but we got one recently that’s different from the others. Coloring Animal Mandalas is a coloring book for adults, with intricate designs.
Full disclosure here: I received a Coloring Animal Mandalas book for free for review, and I personally know the amazing artist, Wendy Piersall, who created it.
I had fantasies of relaxing in the early morning with a cup of tea, Coloring Animal Mandalas, and a set of colored pencils in a peaceful house, but that hasn’t happened yet. Instead, I’ve pulled it out when I have a few minutes of time here and there – waiting for my son’s school bus to arrive, during my toddler’s nap (when I can make that happen), or when I can sneak away for a few minutes when the kids are playing.
I’m not an artist by any stretch of the imagination, but coloring makes me feel creative, and it’s so relaxing. It’s a great way to clear my mind and focus on… well, anything. Or nothing. And if you don’t believe me, check out Huffington Post – Coloring Isn’t Just for Kids. It Can Actually Help Adults Combat Stress.
John gave me a funny look when I got the Coloring Animal Mandalas book, but a couple days later he asked if he could color a page. I’m pretty sure he enjoyed it because he spent about 3 hours coloring.
I’ve already purchased four more books and given them as gifts, including one for my sister-in-law who loved it.
Wendy has another amazing coloring book – Coloring Flower Mandalas: 30 Hand-drawn Designs for Mindful Relaxation (affiliate link) – coming out very soon that you can pre-order right now. You can even subscribe to the Wendy Piersall newsletter to receive a free downloadable Geometric Mandalas Coloring Book.
I think Coloring Animal Mandalas is such a great way to relax that I bought a couple extra copies to share with a couple lucky readers. Enter below for a chance to win a Coloring Animal Mandalas book. Two people will win!