My fourth mandala coloring book for adults, Coloring Ocean Mandalas, is HERE! I’ve been SO busy with new book projects (some I haven’t even been able to announce yet!) that I haven’t had the chance to put up a preview post. Well, better late than never, huh? 🙂
Before I launch into the preview, would you like a freebie sample from the book? Just click on the thumbnail here and print away to your heart’s content! Please share your work on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags #coloringoceanmandalas or #wendypiersall! 🙂
This whole book started when I sent over some ideas to Ulysses Press right after Coloring Flower Mandalas rocked our world by getting featured on the Huffington Post. They wanted me to come up with a few new coloring book ideas, because they were giving me an additional two books to publish in 2015. I wanted to do a book of Dream Mandalas, and drew up a swan boat for them as part of that pitch. Somehow that swan boat ended up being it’s own book instead, and Coloring Ocean Mandalas was started. Irritatingly, Johanna Basford announced her Lost Ocean book three days after I sent that pitch to Ulysses Press. All I can say is that I guess great minds must think alike!
When I first put out Coloring Flower Mandalas, I honestly wasn’t sure if Ulysses Press would do any more coloring books with me again. But suddenly my usually laid back summer turned into the first time I was working full time in 4+ years. I went from no new books to two new books with expedited release dates. I had to get the cover ready almost immediately, and thankfully this beautiful mermaid fit the bill for the cover model perfectly. 🙂
I always have a favorite in the book, and the two images I’ve just shown you are probably tied for that top spot. But this sea crab is a close second, I can’t wait to color it with the gorgeous turquoise colors of the Atlantic blue crab:
This jellyfish graces the back cover of the book:
And these seahorses were almost chosen for the back cover instead: