Debra Hilda Hood
We all look for ways to manage the pressures of everyday life, and to alleviate feelings of stress. Mandalas provides not only a wonderfully creative outlet,
but also a way of focusing attention away from external stress, thereby encouraging a sense of relaxation and increased wellbeing.
Used for centuries across different cultures and religions, a 'mandala' is a spiritual symbol used in Buddhist and Hindu traditions to represent the universe, and is often used as an aid to meditation. Mandalas can therefore be spiritually healing and help to create a peaceful state of mind. Although sometimes basic in design, they are often extremely intricate.
Traditionally, the mandala consists of an outer circle, sometimes shown on fire to represent the universe and the dangers it holds, and an inner 'palace', housing deities and the enlightened. With 100 patterns based on Tibetan and Hindu traditions, as well as some original designs, this beautiful art book will enable you to relax and rediscover the pleasures of being creative.
Enter the magical world of the Dark Forest: small animals, fairies and elves, magic plants and trees come together to create poetic wisdom that invites to dream.
Unleash your creativity by filling these amazing illustrations with the shades you like the most. Colouring-in is not something that only children can enjoy.
Adults are rediscovering the pleasure and benefits to be derived from this activity.
It's a wonderful way to let your creative side express itself, and also a highly relaxing process, as your attention is drawn away from the stresses and distractions of everyday life.
Meditative and rewarding, colouring-in is increasingly recognized as an art form in its own right. Marthe Mulkey has created 100 charming and magical designs that will provide a moment of calm and quiet in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and will give you the chance to explore your imagination.
Relax and rediscover two of the biggest artistic movements from the beginning of the 20th century Art Nouveau and Art Deco by colouring in 100 expertly drawn motifs and illustrations. Dating from the turn of the century, Art Nouveau is a celebration of the beauty and variety of nature and of the feminine form.
In contrast, Art Deco, born in the Roaring Twenties, glorifies geometry as a tribute to the innovations of industry. Barcelona and Gaudi versus New York and the Chrysler building, Mucha versus Lempicka, sensuality and poetry versus sophistication and modernity.
This stunning collection unites both movements across areas that they have influenced.
From architecture, interior design, jewelry, to fashion, typography and art. Discover the different shapes and structures that have influenced and marked each era.
Experiment with soft and pastel tones of grey, pink, purple and blue and play with the brash and primary tones of red, orange, copper and green. Let your creativity draw you forth on a pathway of relaxation.