By Anastasia Catris
Published by Orion (24 September 2015)
Colour Me Mindful Seasons measures 17cm x 17cm, so it's much smaller than many of the other adult colouring books on the market. But its portability makes it the perfect size for travel and a useful addition to any collection of larger adult colouring books.
The book may be petite, but there are still plenty of pictures packed into its double-sided pages. As expected from the title, the pictures have a seasons theme, symbolising Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The varied topics include the Chinese New Year, Easter, summer holidays, Halloween and Christmas.
Each picture is beautifully drawn with some tiny details. This does mean that you need good eyes (or, if not, a magnifying glass) to do some of the colouring. You also need some very sharp pencils or pens with a very fine nib.
I used WHSmith colour pencils, which blend well and come in a range of colours.
I also used a mixture of Staedtler triplus colour pens, Staedtler Fineliners, Stabilo point88 pens and Uni-ball Signo Sparkling Gel Ink Rollerball pens. None of the pens could be seen through the page.
(Work in Progress)
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.