The latest Michael O’Mara colouring books were sent to me a few weeks ago to review, and they are another winning set!
I really do enjoy these books; they are such good fun. As I now have quite a collection I have been thinking about what I could do with the finished work. When I opened the Glorious Gardens book I knew just what I could do. The first page is a lovely image and I decided I would colour this one and frame it, to go up in our hallway where all Daniel’s artwork goes. I have been working on this page for about a week – it is really intricate and took me much longer than I thought it would.
I am so pleased though with the final result – it think looks great and I have framed in a bright red frame from Ikea. The Glorious Gardens book is lovely and I think is my favourite of all the books I have been sent to review my O’mara so far.
There are studies that show the positive impact that colouring in can have, and I have to say I find it really relaxing. My next project is taken from the Beautiful Patterns book. I have been working on this one when I get up in the night to do Emma’s milk – it will be a reminder of the time I have spent awake at unearthly hours. I have two more frames from Ikea so I will eventually frame this one and put in Emma’s room I think – I hope she treasures it!! I am secretly hopeful however that it never gets finished, as that means she might finally have stopped waking the night!
Time will tell though. There are so many lovely pages in both of these books, and I am thinking that with some of the pages I may colour sections, cut the pages up and them laminate them. The idea being to turn into cards for Daniel to match colours and designs etc. I am also thinking of making some drinks coasters with sections of pages if I can find something to insert the pages into (I am sure I have seen a plastic type thing somewhere before now) and even possibly making some cards too if I ever find time to do some papercrafting!
I am thrilled that the team at O’mara books are offering one of my readers the opportunity to win a copy of the Glorious Gardens book – the perfect gift as Christmas approaches or to while away the winter nights.
To enter, complete the entry form below. The winner will be selected at random on 16th November.