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Pages – 72
Link to Buy
Book Depository – Moorish Purchase
Amazon US – Moorish purchase.
Like the rest of the Colouring For Mindfulness series by Hamlyn, this book is square shaped. At 20cm x 20 cm, it is a unique, but convenient size. At 72 pages it is a good thickness and length for either travelling or at home.
The unique thing about this series is that these books open at the top and have pages that are gluebound as a notebook – so are meant to come out. This is great for people who like to share their work with others or frame it!
The pages are double sided and when using fineliners, there was a small amount of bleeding (as spots) on the next page. This was easily covered when colouring the next page however.
I know very little about Moorish patterns and motifs, so I’ll take Hamlyns’ word when they say that this book draws inspiration from them. Whether they are or not, the images in this book do remind me of artefacts and images from the Middle Ages – flicking through for the first time I felt as if I was back in history class.
The images are quite varied – some are full page spreads, some are smaller, some are mandala style. However, they are all quite intricate and contain fine lines. None of the images in these books will be a quick colouring session!
The images do have a feeling of consistency throughout, which is a nice change as many books assembled using stock images are repetitive with no focus!
As stated above – this book is intricate. If you frequently struggle with concentration, or get overwhelmed, this is not the book for you. If you like to colour images that suck you in and distract you, then this is a great book. I’ve found it very helpful for nights when I can concentrate but require distraction or just want to wile away a few hours!
If you like more intricate images have a look at this review!