Today I am here to tell you all about how I got on with the Colour Me Mindful books! These books were all sent to me by Orion publishing house in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor required to right a positive review – but how could I not! These books are incredible and have helped me SO MUCH in the last few months.
I love it. Don’t you? It’s so intricate, with every line and detail thought out beforehand. It’s detailed and each and every picture looks incredible. It was so hard to decide which pictures to colour first because I loved every single one and just want to colour them all in (and I am determined that I will!)
One of the things I love about these colouring books are that they come in different themes. So far there are six different themes; Butterflies, Birds, Underwater, Seasons, Enchanted Creatures, and Tropical, and I love each and every one of them. BUt some people are more likely to want to colour in one than the other, because I’m just very open to different things. My favourite is the Butterfly book but that’s because Butterflies are just so beautiful and incredible, aren’t they?
Another aspect of these books that really make them stand out for me, is their size. A lot of the adult colouring books on the market at the moment are a4 size or bigger and while this is great for bigger pictures, it’s not so great for transportation. These handy little books fit wonderfully in my handbag and as long as I take a pencilcase with a small selection of colours, I can colour the books in wherever I go – which is perfect, don’t you think? It also makes the pictures more intricate and intimate and there is nothing wrong with that!
Not something you’d really think about in a normal book, is it? But when it comes to a colouring book, the type of paper is just as important as everything else – in my opinion anyway! The paper in the Colour Me Mindful books is perfect. It’s white and strong which means that pens can be used without ruining the picture underneath. It also means that pencils work well on the paper too. Definitely a plus in my book.
I’m going to be honest with you here. Before I got these books for review, I haven’t done any proper colouring since I was a child and while I loved colouring then, I was a little sceptical about colouring now helping to achieve “mindfullness”. But I was wrong. There is something so wonderful about colouring. While it can become stressful and I get a little bit weird about perfectionism and clashing colours, what is great is that while I am colouring, that is all I think about. I am not thinking about any of my other worries or stresses or ordeals. I am merely focused on the picture and colouring it in the way I want to. And I have to admit that these books have ultimately helped me out a lot over the past four months. I’m not sure I’d be where I am today without them.
All Wrapped Up
So, putting all of the above together, I can firmly conclude that I love these adult colouring books. It can be so difficult to find good colouring books at the moment as their seem to be SO MANY out there at the moment but these ones are perfect for me because I like patterns and I like actual pictures too, so these books are the best of both worlds. Plus, I am just happy that they’re transportable. These books are a godsend during my lunch break at work!
Have you tried these books yet? What are your thoughts?
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