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Coloring Ocean Mandalas is Here – Preview the Book!

Cover Art for Coloring Ocean Mandalas

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! 🙂

Sample Adult Coloring Page from Wendy Piersall's Coloring Ocean Mandalas

Click on this image to view and print the full size printable coloring page from Coloring Ocean Mandalas!

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!

Celtic Swan Boat from Coloring Ocean Mandalas

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. 🙂

Cover Art for Coloring Ocean Mandalas

Cover Art for Coloring Ocean Mandalas

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:

Crab Mandala from my Oceans coloring book

This jellyfish graces the back cover of the book:

Jellyfish Adult Coloring Page

And these seahorses were almost chosen for the back cover instead:

Seahorse Mandala Coloring Page from Ocean Mandalas

Interested in seeing more? The listing on Amazon has a Look Inside preview, and I also have copies available right now in my Etsy shop!

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I'm getting back to my blogging roots on WendyPiersall.com: writing about life, art, business, publishing, and following your heart. I'm here to inspire, encourage, and share my journey. I hope my art and writing makes your journey better, too.

4 CommentsLeave a comment

  • Dear Wendy,
    These Mandalas over the ocean are really cute
    I appreciate your art and enjoy coloring them is a break for the soul.

    Thanks for sharing your talent.

  • Just found where I had bookmarked you several months ago, when I first got into the adult coloring books. Love your style, and love to read your comments. I don’t do Instagram or Pinterest, but am on Facebook. Love the preview of your new book. Thanks for all your insight into the different types of pencils, pens, etc.

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