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Coloring Mandalas 4: For Confidence, Energy, and Purpose
Coloring Mandalas 4
For Confidence, Energy, and Purpose
Paperback      ISBN: 1590309030

Mandalas are circular designs containing lines, patterns, and colors that have been used in personal devotions throughout history and often symbolize a desire to mark or set aside a special time or place. Coloring mandalas is a creative activity that can help us feel connected to ourselves and to the world.

In her latest collection of mandalas for coloring, Susanne Fincher focuses on using mandalas as a way to claim our own truths and to find our way in the world. The original designs she presents are associated with being and doing. The "being" mandalas represent a sense of balance, integration, and self-realization. They can be reminiscent of the designs of heraldic shields carried as the emblem of personal power. The "doing" mandalas represent action, energy, and functioning in the world. These mandalas are associated with creativity, ingenuity, teamwork, and productivity. Coloring the mandalas in this book allows you to interact with forms that evoke both steady, centered being, and active, skillful doing. Coloring Mandalas 4 provides a creative and insightful path toward self-knowledge.
Impressionists: From Monet to Van Gogh: Coloring Book
Impressionists: From Monet to Van Gogh
Coloring Book
Paperback      ISBN: 2812313919

- Color by numbers complete with palette guide to recreate your own masterpiece - Perforated pages make it easy to color and frame your completed work - Suitable for adults, children and art students - With artists' works Van Gogh, Renoir, or Monet Color by number and discover your inner Impressionist The latest addition to the adult coloring book phenomenon includes 20 masters of the Impressionist era, including Regatta at Argenteuil by Monet, Gondolaby Renoir, and Starry Night by Van Gogh. A full-color image of the original masterpiece accompanies each large-format picture for you to color. Use the detailed color palettes, with a complete breakdown of how to mix each shade, ensuring that you get the perfect color. Every picture is annotated with numbers and letters, signifying where each color should go. The perforated pages allow for copying and practicing, then framing your completed masterpiece. Artworks by the following artists are included: Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, and Vincent Van Gogh. Also available: Impressionists: From Caillebotte to Manet, ISBN 9782812313929

Barcelona: Five Routes for Sketching Travelers
Barcelona
Five Routes for Sketching Travelers
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 8415967918

This is the first volume of the Urban Sketchers Pad series. The book has four chapters on Barcelona followed by one on the surrounding area. Each chapter has B&W sketching suggestions and offers brief illustrative texts, drawings, and maps of the places proposed followed by fully blank pages. The book guides unexperienced artists and also helps experienced sketchers to develop their skills further. As color spots in-between and coloring inspiration, the book also includes seven sketches by famous French artist Lapin. The book will interest sketchers or people who want to travel to Barcelona with open eyes and document their experiences.

Spiritual Traditions of India Coloring Book
Spiritual Traditions of India Coloring Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1620556294

Balance your chakras, enhance health and prosperity, and connect with the gods and goddesses through meditative coloring

- Contains 42 illustrations by Indian artist and spiritual teacher Harish Johari

- Includes chakra imagery to balance your energy body; power yantras to enhance health, prosperity, peace, and love; and illustrations of Hindu gods and goddesses such as Ganesh and Hanuman to remove obstacles and open your heart

- Provides meditative statements facing each piece to help focus your intent while coloring

Combining authentic Indian art and profound spiritual insight, the Spiritual Traditions of India Coloring Book pairs line illustrations from accomplished traditional Hindu artist and spiritual teacher Harish Johari with meditative statements from his bestselling books. Focusing your mind on the accompanying mantras while you color supports profound relaxation and clarity of thought and allows the spiritual realizations of the mantras to penetrate deeply into your psyche.

Containing 42 coloring illustrations, the book includes chakra imagery, power yantras, planets, and scenes of Hindu gods and goddesses, such as Ganesh, Hanuman, Shiva, and Parvati. Coloring the chakras enables you to visualize the energy centers in your own body, enhancing your ability to open the chakras and balance your flow of energy. Coloring the power yantras allows you to align your mind and spirit with the energies of good health, tolerance, prosperity, peace, and love, attracting these virtues to your life. Coloring the planets, gods, and goddesses allows you to connect with these powerful entities, inviting their help and influence in your life.

Conveying the timeless wisdom of an ancient lineage passed down from teacher to student for thousands of years, Johari's words and art reveal the tantric virtues of each yantra, chakra, mudra, celestial body, and deity, such as how Ganesh is the remover of obstacles and how Hanuman enables you to open your heart and experience the unconditional love for your friends, family, and loved ones. The meditative act of coloring these classical Indian images also kindles an appreciation for the sacred geometry embodied within these works of art and their transformative effects on consciousness.
Field Guide: Creatures Great and Small: 35 Prints to Color
Field Guide: Creatures Great and Small
35 Prints to Color
Paperback      ISBN: 184780697x

This is the first book in a series of coloring-in guides to popular subjects such as natural history and fashion, beautifully presented as a book of high-quality decorative black-and-white prints.

A Coloring Guide to Creatures Great and Small features animals from all corners of the globe - from exotic fish to big cats to incredible insects - with information on each species included on the reverse of each print. Pull out each of the 35 prints and color them in as you wish, either by following the coloring tips on the back or by letting your imagination run wild, then hang them up on your wall or give them away as presents. With gorgeous, detailed artwork and an eyecatching 100% silver foil cover, this is a coloring book that will stand out from the crowd.

Color Your Own Graphic Novel Frankenstein
Color Your Own Graphic Novel Frankenstein
Paperback      ISBN: 0486474151

No mythic creature has captured imaginations quite like Frankenstein's monster. Now, horror fans can color Mary Shelley's immortal story with this spine-tingling graphic novel. Each page features multiple panels and an abridged text that tells the tale of a ghastly, ungodly experiment that goes horribly wrong.

Coloring for Balance: A Mini Mandala Coloring Book
Coloring for Balance
A Mini Mandala Coloring Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1611804221
72 mandala designs that invoke a sense of balance, harmony, and well-being in a portable package--an adult coloring book from the author of the popular Coloring Mandalas series.

Coloring the circular designs known as mandalas is a creative activity that brings relaxation, healing, and self-understanding. The seventy-two mandalas in this book were designed to invoke a sense of well-being and harmony. Drawing on the theme of completion, the mandalas here embody peace, joy, and fulfillment, and represent a time of reaping rewards and benefits from the work we have performed; of realizing and appreciating our achievements; of resting in the pleasure of having fulfilled a personal creative inspiration. Spending time with these designs can be relaxing and offer a soothing balance to busy days.
Coloring Mandalas 1
Coloring Mandalas 1
Paperback      ISBN: 1570625832

Drawing the traditional circular designs known as mandalas is a meditative practice, a healing exercise in times of crisis, and a pleasurable act of creativity. As a symbol of the Self, the mandala provides a connection to our innermost being. The forty-eight drawings presented here for coloring include designs inspired by forms of nature, Native American and Tibetan sand paintings, Hindu yantras, Turkish mosaics, the illuminations of Hildegarde of Bingen, and the art of M.C. Escher. These mandalas are organized according to the Great Round of Mandala, a scheme of twelve archetypal stages that represents a complete cycle of personal growth. Thus, to do the coloring book from start to finish will carry the reader through a balanced experience of change, guided by the accompanying text.

Civil War Fashions Coloring Book
Civil War Fashions Coloring Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0486296792

Enter the elegant world of mid-Victorian fashions with the help of this unique coloring book. Artist Tom Tierney, widely recognized for his stunning paper doll collections, turns his talents to a new medium and spotlights the stylish clothing worn by well-to-do Americans in the Civil War era.
Forty-five meticulously researched and finely rendered illustrations depict men, women, and children in wardrobes that take them through their day -- from attractive outfits for at-home wear to elegant evening dresses for special occasions. Handsome military outfits worn by Union and Confederate officers are the rule for the men of the period, while most fashions for youngsters mirror adult styles. Center-stage are the lovely garments worn by the ladies: taffeta and silk walking dresses edged with bands of ribbon; elaborate, tassel-trimmed carriage cloaks; exquisite off-the-shoulder ball gowns enhanced with floral accents, and much more. Brief, informative captions describe the style and fabric of the apparel depicted, offering helpful suggestions for colorists who want to lend a touch of historical accuracy to their finished products.
Adapted from the pages of such vintage fashion publications as Harper's Bazar and Godey's Lady's Book, these painstakingly executed drawings will thrill coloring book fans of all ages, serve as inspiration to costume designers, and make excellent references for fashion historians.

Grimm's Fairy Tales
Grimm's Fairy Tales
Paperback      ISBN: 1626865582

The red of the hood, the green of the frog, the gold of the straw...Will you color in classic style, or create new, modern palettes for each fairy tale? The choice is yours in Grimm's Fairy Tales: Color in Classics. Relieve stress, relax, and meditate as you fill in the patterns and lines of 70 images to build a beautiful book of art. Experienced colorists newbies alike will enjoy coloring in the drawings inspired by the stories of Cinderella, Little Red Cap, the Frog Prince, Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, and more. Enchanting scenes await your creative mind