I spotted this magazine in my local newsagent at the weekend and I couldn’t leave it there, for only 99p I was willing to give it a go. I love colouring in and I really do think it helps when you are stressed out, it’s a great way to relax and forget the world for a little while. I have various colouring books that I dip in and out of every now and then, Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom and Secret Garden are my favourites.
This magazine is full of lovely images to colour in and articles that explain art therapy and give you techniques to help you relax. I really like this aspect in particular as I think a lot of people struggle to relax without going online nowadays, especially bloggers! There are a good selection of colouring pages as well, some A4 and others that are smaller ‘10 minute’ pictures. There’s even a colour by numbers tucked in there! I will be photocopying some of the images out for the children in my class at work as they also love to colour and working with Special Needs children means that we have a lot of stressful moments in the day.
This week’s issue came free with six colouring pencils which I’d assumed would be low quality but they’re actually not that bad, they’re not scratchy and they lay down colour well even on the slightly shiny paper. There will be a whole collection of art supplies that come with each issue of the magazine including watercolour pencils, pens and pastel pencils.
Will I be buying this magazine every week? Probably not. I will be keeping my eye out for the art supplies that I don’t have already in my collection. The normal price for the magazine is £2.99.
Do you still enjoy colouring in?