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50 designs to help you de-stress

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Pick up your colouring pencils and escape into a enchanting eastern world.

How can you shake off everyday worries? Let the magic of the East transport you to a world of a thousand and one colours and lose yourself in all the little details of colouring in. These 50 designs include geometric and ornamental shapes, arabesques, scrolls and much more.

Simply choose a design at random and make a start. There are no rules - you can use felt tips, pencils, gouache, pastels... As you concentrate on the action of colouring you'll find your mind clearing and calm returning.

Just 5-10 minutes a day of colouring is enough to encourage mindfulness.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780600633709
  • Publication date: 05 Nov 2015
  • Page count: 64
  • Imprint: Hamlyn
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