Monday, October 5, 2015

RELAX: Deep Relaxing Mandala Coloring Patterns and Calming Designs Review

I always loved to color when I was a kid. Oh who am I kidding? I like to color now.

I got RELAX: Deep Relaxing Mandala Coloring Patterns and Calming Designs (Adult Coloring Book Book 1 to review. It's made by Craft Haven. 

I think that even a non artist would love this coloring book! It's purpose is to help adults take their mind of of everyday tasks. 

Ideas on Where to Use it:
  • Take it to the doctor, or dentist office to use in the waiting area.
  • Take it to the kid's swimming lessons, or other sporting event. 
  • Color while watch a movie at home.
  • Take it on vacation to have something to do in the car if you are a passenger.
I colored along side of Isaak when we watched the musical Oliver. Isaak loved that I was coloring along side of him.

A Few Other Pages:

Things I Like About RELAX: Deep Relaxing Mandala Coloring Patterns and Calming Designs:
  •  Each design is different. You'll never find yourself coloring the same image over and over again.
  • Craft Haven has additional pages that you can download for free off their site! 
  • The cost is reasonable.
  • It's a great gift for artists or non artists. I could see my sister that's into health and wellness liking this!
Things I Wish This Book Had:
  • I wish it had perforated edges. Then if you like your design you could take it out easily to hang up. If someone else wanted to try coloring, you could easily rip a page out for them to color.
  • Making the paper thicker to again last longer, and make it more permanent to hang up.
  • I think it would be great if a small set of colored pencils, or gel pens went with it. They could up their cost just a little bit to accommodate the coloring utensils.
How to Pick Out Colors:

I'm a teacher for Color and Design Theory. I can see where it may be hard for some people to pick out colors. I picked out a triadic color scheme, which are 3 colors equally spaced on the color wheel that form a triangle: Red-Violet, Yellow-Orange, and Blue-Green. I veered a little, but pretty much stayed within those colors.

I tell my students to pick out ads they like in magazines/online to use in their projects. 
There's also an online adobe resource called Adobe Color that's free online to use. It gives you colors that work well together.

Cost of RELAX: Deep Relaxing Mandala Coloring Patterns and Calming Designs:
  • $9.11 on Amazon
Overall I love this coloring book. I haven't had a coloring book of my own for years. This is just a great way to relax. I just kind of shut my brain off, and colored. 
Do you like to color? Did you like to color when you were a kid?

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for a discounted price. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Anonymous said...

This is pretty cool! I still like to color!

Masshole Mommy said...

I think it's funny how this adult coloring thing has really become the new fad.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I still like to color too! I like that there are more adult themed coloring books starting to become available now.

Ai Sakura said...

Love the intricate designs.. I like to colour too but I never seem to have enough time to complete a page!!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

~ Noelle said...

I love it... i love to color, but don't get to do so as much these days.

Terra Heck said...

I've recently gotten into coloring with adult coloring books. It's soothing and relaxing. The one you reviewed is pretty cool. I like the patterns.

Eat To Live said...

You know, it wasn't that many years ago that I used to like the color. I found it very relaxing.


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