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The coloring book is not as great as I thought it would be
29 October 2018
My review is for the use of this book.
I find that playing with colors calms ny nerves and relieves stress. After reading all the reviews, I decided to give it a try and I bought this mandala design coloring book. The pages are thick and good. But the designs are varied. Some good some not so good. I used pencil colors for coloring in the designs. For ₹ 275 this is expensive.
I did finish only one design and then left it as I found that simply filling in colors like a kid did not give me that much mental juice as I had expected.
I found that doodling in colored gelly roll pens over black pages is much more creative and fun. I also tried my hand at oil pastel painting. It is very simple. You just need white sheets and a box of ois pastel crayons or even soft pastels crayons. Numerous beginner tutorials are there over you tube. Both helped me unwind faster than this mandala book. May be the true reason is that they allow me to actually play with colors over a blank canvass and let things unfold rather than following a set design pattern printed on the book.