“Coloring Animal Mandalas” by Wendy Piersall is a beautiful collection of drawings that can be colored. Each drawing is printed on white paper and is comprised of a multitude of repetitive shapes that combine to form all kinds of creatures, some a bit more fantastical than others. This is a great way to stimulate creative ideas in both adults and children as one can both mindlessly color in the various small sections and allow one’s mind to wander or carefully plot out a sequence of colors such as those illustrated on the front and back covers. I think that colored pencils or fine markers are the most useful for these particular drawings as some of the areas are very tiny, and there are so many permutations that can be chosen for these beautiful creatures that each drawing will be a unique work of art. This will provide hours of entertainment and allow the artist in all of us a chance to flourish.
Attain focus, clarity and peace while adding bright and inspiring colors to these unique patterns
From the Sanskrit word for circle, mandalas have been used for meditation and healing for thousands of years. Coloring Animal Mandalas adds the beauty of the animal kingdom including butterflies, tigers, swans, snakes, lions, and even dragons into these intricate designs for page after page of coloring book bliss. With roots in Hinduism and Buddhism, mandalas are spiritual symbols that represent the universe. Coloring these hypnotically beautiful, mystical shapes is a meditative and enjoyable way to relax. A fun way to achieve a state of mindfulness, Coloring Animal Mandalas adds fosters creativity, reduces stress, and allows you to embrace your inner child by focusing on the simple but engaging task of coloring in the detailed designs.