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The Calm Colouring Book – Volume 2 – Review

the calm coloringbook - The Calm Colouring Book - Volume 2 - Review
The Calm Colouring Book by Meg Cowley
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on September 18th 2015
Style: single page illustrations
Pages: 66
Format: Glue Binding, Soft cover
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four-half-stars
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The Calm Colouring Book is filled with illustrations that have a positive theme.

Each illustration contains a hidden message which can be a lot of fun to look for (some are more well hidden than others).

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The Calm Colouring Book Volume 2 – Review

The Calm Colouring Book has such a cheerful, happy cover that I knew I had to buy it.

Cover & Layout

This lovely coloring book is bound in a white, glossy soft cover.    It has a partially printed design on it and the choice of rainbow colors makes it very appealing and gives out a “positive” vibe. The book is smaller than most coloring books, measuring in at 21.5 cm x 21.5 cm (approximately 8.5 in x 8.5 in).   I like the size of the book as it fits in  my handbag for easy portability.  The back cover of the book shows the line art, and you could possibly color that with alcohol based markers, if you wished.

Detailed peacock duo forming a circular design

Detailed peacock duo – vibrant

The cover does not state that the book is part of a series, this book being Volume 2.    Once inside the book, the combined title and nameplate page states  the Volume number.  The title page and dedication page that follow all have some elements on them that you can color in.  Following the introduction page, there is a tester page to try out your markers, pencils and the like and check for bleed through.

The cover has been reprinted as the first page in the book.

All the illustrations have been printed on single side white trade stock paper.

The Calm Colouring Book Flowers and wheat stalks

Flowers and wheat stalks – Peace

Illustrations

The illustrations in the book all comprise images that have been shaped to form a circle or mandala type image.  Within each illustration there is a single word that expresses a positive feeling like “hope”.    Some of these words are more  tricky than others to find, having been wrapped around tree branches for instance.   On the reverse side of each image the positive word has been written in black for your information.

The Calm Colouring Book

Intricate tree design with words hidden in the root system – Life

I like the creativity of the book, with the words hidden within the illustration (there are some words I haven’t found yet!).   The illustrations are varied, providing a lot of different opportunities to colorists of all levels.   There are a number of illustrations with a floral theme, an intricate tree with a complex root system, gorgeous peacocks,  a cute frog, and some pattern style imagery.

geometric mandala type design

The Calm Colouring Book – mandala – geometric design – Strength

There are 27 illustrations in the book plus the reprint of the cover illustration.    All of the illustrations have been nicely centered on the page and do not abut the spine.

The line work is black and crisp and ranges from a fine to medium weight throughout.

Some drawings contain a lot of finer detail that may not be suitable for those with visual or motor impairment.   The bulk of the images contain elements with large spaces for ease of coloring for colorists of all skill levels and physical limitations.

The Calm Colouring Book

Sanguine – hidden in a floral sphere

The Calm Colouring Book Video Review

Enjoy the video flip through review of The Calm Colouring Book- Volume 2  by Meg Cowley:

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Happy coloring x

Lea

 

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About Meg Cowley

Meg Cowley is a writer and illustrator living in Yorkshire, England.   Meg has a number of coloring books, journals and diaries on the market.   Her work is varied and ranges from mandalas, animals and fantasy works.

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coloringqueen

I’m Lea and I love everything to do with coloring! If it is a coloring book, a poster or even a bookmark that you can color in, I’m all over it. Of course, a girl has to have some pencils, markers, gelly rolls, pastels and what not to make those pictures pretty and I love those as well.

Whilst my coloring style lacks skill, I am enthusiastic and focused on enjoying the moment and having fun.

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