Coloring Animal Mandalas: 30 Hypnotically-Beautiful, Mystical Wildlife Designs

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“From the Sanskrit word for “circle,” mandalas have been used for meditation and healing for thousands of years.

Coloring Animal Mandalas adds the beauty of the animal kingdom – including butterflies, tigers, swans, snakes, peacocks, seahorses, and even unicorns – into these intricate designs for page after page of coloring book bliss.

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As as you transform the detailed shapes in this book into stunning works of art, you’ll find yourself relaxing, focused, reaching a higher state of mindfulness, and…

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simply enjoying yourself.”

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Maybe you’re  a person like myself, who has never quite outgrown the joy of a new box of colored pencils or a new coloring book to go with them. My mother used to buy me beautiful coloring books from The Little Traveler in Geneva, IL, when I was a little girl. The designs were intricate, which I have always enjoyed, and receiving this book of mandalas from Ulysses Press was such a joyful reminder of those childhood days.

I find coloring the designs to be a very calming experience, a slowing down of my busy life which is much needed in an evening when I am too tired to read. I hope you will find pleasure from this book, too.

 

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Illustrator Wendy Peirsall is a lifelong artist who has been drawing mandala coloring pages since 2009. She lives with her husband and three children in Woodstock, Illinois. Find a time-lapsed video of her coloring the elephant mandala above here.

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26 thoughts on “Coloring Animal Mandalas: 30 Hypnotically-Beautiful, Mystical Wildlife Designs”

    1. “Coloring” sounds like such a juvenile word, and yet it is such a good activity for any age. Perhaps I’m stuck in the enjoyment from working with crayons,colored pencils, and children all day.

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  1. You have no idea how much I can relate to this post 🙂 A few weeks ago I bought a coloring book, but it does not match this one… I love coloring, it relaxes me a lot.

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    1. Do you use crayons or colored pencils? I like the expensive Swiss colored pencils, a tin of which I bought on my honeymoon in Zurich. The crayons are often too thick to fill a tiny space. Although, Crayola’s box of 96+ Crayons tempts me ever autumn when I’m preparing my room.

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  2. I also have a book of mandalas and they are relaxing to colour in at night whilst listening to an audio book. I coloured in a large picture while listening to Middlemarch and The Great Gatsby on audio book. So soothing to the mind and soul after a busy day. Relaxed enough for a good night’s sleep.

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    1. I had never heard of the word “mandala” before I received this lovely book…I guess I need to brush up in my Sanskrit! 😉

      I think listening to an audio book while coloring would be wonderful!mright now I’m listening to Marcel Proust’s Within a Budding Grove while I’m driving to work, and it is calming, but I’d rather not be on the road while listening.

      What did you color that took the length of Middlemarch?

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  3. We set up a display of these “adult” coloring books at work last month. I keep thinking it might be a nice way to unwind at the end of a long, hard day. I like colored pencils, but I think I’d prefer to use my colored TUL ultra fine pens.

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    1. Oh Les, I’d love to know what books you set up on display! I’d love to visit your Barnes and Noble, period. Do remember The Fine Line Coloring Book from the 70’s? It was so whimsical…

      I’ll look into those pens, haven’t heard of them.

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        1. I’d love to see the display if you have time to take a picture and send it. That sounds like I’m asking a lot, though. As for those pens, wow! Guess who’s going shopping tomorrow? We have an Office Max on the way home from work, conveniently enough.

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          1. I was wrong. The display is more of Zentangle books rather than coloring books for adults. So, no photo. Did you get the pens? With all those colors, I still gravitate toward the black, blue and red. 🙂

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              1. Of course I can believe it. Our lives are so full and there simply isn’t enough time in the day to do what we really want to do, is there? Thanksgiving break can’t be all that far off. We’re already getting Christmas merchandise in the store…Oh, wait! Doesn’t Halloween come first? 😉

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  4. This post was lovely! You just made me want to go out and buy new colored pencils, crayons and a lovely book like this. Fond childhood memories as well.

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    1. New colored pencils, new crayons, I long for by them with the start of each new school year. Some childhood habits are hard to break, and perhaps they shouldn’t be broken.

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