I was provided with a free downloadable copy of a Mandala Coloring Book by Jessica Ballard for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.
Coloring has always been a fun part of my life. Growing up I loved to color and on any given day you could find me coloring away furiously either in coloring books or creating drawings on scrap paper that my Daddy so carefully saved for me. I remember when I visited my Grandma Bonnie she had a great colored pencil set with a color by number book and I whiled away many hours using that. I think my love for crafting home made greeting cards stemmed from those early years.
Recently the adult coloring book trend has sky rocketed. Coloring has been used as a relaxation technique for years and when I was doing research I found out that one of the early proponents of this method was none other than psychologist Carl G. Jüng in the early 20th century. He did this through mandalas which can be identified by their circular designs with concentric shapes which are quite similar to the Gothic churches’ rose windows. These drawings originated in India and their popularity has come back into vogue lately.
Since my move back to North Carolina I have joined up with a great group of bloggers in the North Carolina Blogger Network. One of those bloggers, Jessica Ballard, blogs at Positive Inspired Living has such a positive take on everything and her thoughts are so often similar to mine. It makes me smile to read her travel posts and see what recipes she has to offer up on her blog.
I was thrilled when she extended the offer to several of us to get a free copy of her Mandala Coloring Book to try it out. While I thought I would have a lot of time to enjoy it I have hardly carved out time enough to even finish one picture which makes me a little sad because it is really a great book. The house settling and unpacking continues and coloring has definitely been put on the back burner.
I have managed to color one picture and it is clear that I need more work on my coloring techniques but the great thing about Jessica’s book is that as a downloadable book I can print out any of the 24 designs multiple times until I complete one that satisfies the perfectionist side of me. Please check out her site and especially read her bio here.
You can purchase one of these of your very own by going to this link and checking out through Paypal. The book is only $7.99 and that seems like a bargain to me. Thanks, Jessica, for allowing me the chance to relax with your fabulous Mandala Coloring Book.