You know me, I love a bit of colouring-in, so you can imagine my delight when a brand new book landed on my doormat recently…
I was also pleased there wasn’t a man on the premises to mock me about my real-life map skills!
With that point in mind though, what a good idea it would be to keep this in the car for those map-reading-gone-wrong traffic jam moments?! You will be having a row and colouring in is a perfect way to be calm and relaxed I’ve found 🙂
Back to the book and though there are several traditional city centre maps to colour there are also some brilliant abstracts to enjoy in this new addition to the A – Z range.
I’ve done a couple of examples quite speedily to show you for this review but the rest of the book will be taken at my usual leisurely pace with lots of time taken over the perfect colour combinations and precisely sharpened pencils. I am especially looking forward to the houses of parliament 🙂
I thought one of the contour lines pages would be ideal for rainbow colours and got together my 7 pencils. The others may well end up as shades of green, or blue, or. surprise surprise, purple!
For this occasion I got my very favourites, from Faber Castell’s Polychromos range, and used them for the map symbols page. I didn’t realise how many there are even though I drive by them so often. If people aren’t looking for a particular place or landmark, the signs go largely ignored I’d imagine.
This book could be the way forward to introducing the stressed gentlemen in our lives to colouring…it’s definitely been a female-dominated trend so far but boys (at least the ones in my family) enjoyed colouring in as kids just as much as the girls so why not when they grow up too. I’m sure they’d agree they need relaxation as much, if not more, than we do!
I’ve loved doing these to share with you and looking forward to the rest of the book 🙂
I hate to mention the C word when it’s still only October, but, one of these would be on my Christmas list if I didn’t have one already. I’m sure you’ll agree this is a brilliant stocking filler (RRP £7.95) for those people that don’t need anything!
But, what is this I spy with my little eye…
The lovely A – Z map people have generously sent me 2 of the new colouring book to give away to you.
To win one, tell me the last time you used a map…it can be sat nav, phone app, or a proper map like an A – Z.
[I’m still waiting for an app that can find my car in Tescos car park! ;)]
Competition open to UK only I’m afraid and ends at 23:59 on Friday 20th November 2015. The 2 winners will be drawn by the WordPress random winner picker and be announced on Saturday 21st November via Twitter and Facebook.
*I received one copy of the A-Z colouring book for the purpose of this post and 2 to giveaway to readers.