The second in a series of mandala colouring books for adults - Colour from the Centre - has arrived from the printers and I'm delighted to share it with you.
This 8 1/2" x 11" book holds 23 images to colour, printed on one side only so they can be framed, turned into cards, or added to the perfect (colourful) art piece. Also included is a cheat sheet so you can photocopy the points and create your own mandalas, over and over again. The first colouring book, now near sold out, is a Canadian best seller, and paved the way for the current craze of adult colouring, having been on the market for some years. Well, at least that's my theory!
Mandalas are a universal design found in every culture on the planet. The word itself is Sanskit, meaning sacred circle, and the mandala fosters a sense of well being and wholeness. Adults colour these images for recreation, as a way of connecting with their children and grandchildren (please - do purchase two so there's no fisticuffs involved!), to create a time for personal meditation and as a colour-full way of expression. Oh, and play, of course, because we all need to play.
Just in case you'd like to do some colouring of your own, why not print the mandala above? Warning - colouring mandalas can be addictive and one should be prepared to accept possible consequences including lost time, relaxation, movement towards right-brain thinking, and a stress-free life, among other things.