coloring-dream-mandalasColoring Dream Mandalas: 30 Hand-drawn Designs for Mindful Relaxation
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Copyright: 2015
Number of designs: 30
ISBN-10: 1612435297
ISBN-13: 978-1612435299

Those who are fans of Wendy Piersall’s Coloring Animal Mandalas and Coloring Flower Mandalas will be happy to know that soon there will be a third book in this series, to be released in August 2015. The publisher has given me a sneak peak at the designs in Wendy’s third mandala book, and they are just as lovely and intricate as the designs in her first two books.

There is one difference in this book. Not all of the designs are circular. They have a suggestion of a circular shape, but the fit the subject matter or take on a more oval shape. Technically not mandalas, but still lovely.

Review Breakdown

  • Complexity: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Book Size: 7.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Design Borders: No border, smallest margin is about 1/4 inch
  • Design Lines: hand-drawn, so it varies, but mostly thin
  • Paper: above average thickness
  • Printing: single-sided
  • Binding: glue-bound

As with her other books, most of the designs are highly detailed, requiring sharp pencils or fineliners to color all the small spaces. Based on other “dream” themed books, I expected most of the designs to be abstract. There are one or two abstract designs, but most of the designs have recognizable subjects.

The designs range from things we normally associate with the night and dreams – like owls, the moon and stars, and dreamcatchers – to things that we would consider “dreamy” – fairies, dragons and castles. There are also a number of dream-related quotes surrounded by patterns, and more.

I really like the large variety of subjects in this book. If you like the coloring challenges posed by Wendy’s designs, this book should give you hours of enjoyment.

Do you have this book? What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments!

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