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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Ornamentals Volume 1: Whimsical Mandalas - 30 Mandala Coloring Pages for Adults by Sue Chastain has a variety of mandala designs from simple to moderate to intricate that will help to soothe, sharpen and rejuvenate one's soul. The 30 original mandala designs will bring out the creative and artistic side of readers who can use their own imagination and see their talent on paper. The tips for using the book are very helpful to readers who can use them to bring relaxation into their lives.
I found the designs beautiful and they connect with readers of all ages. What a way to relax and try out something that will calm a person down and make them feel at ease mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually! The freedom to choose colors gives readers a chance to discover their artistic talent and also to try out various combinations to test their aesthetic abilities. The birds, insects, and animals, apart from the circular shapes and floral patterns, will appeal to children. The author also gives tips to set the tone and mood for coloring so that readers will be able to de-stress themselves while indulging in it.
The book can be useful for those who are not into drawing, sketching or painting. The designs are whimsical and therapeutic and there are useful links at the back of the book which are helpful to all those, irrespective of their ages, who want to try their hand at coloring.