Post Script: Mulga’s Magical Colouring Book- Mulga

Mulga's Magical Colouring Book Mulga Cover

Mulga’s Magical Colouring Book

Mulga

Hachette Australia

ISBN: 9780733634949

 

Description:

Colour the kaleidoscopic world of one of Australia’s coolest artists.

Crazy about colouring in? Looking for mindfulness, stress relief or a creative outlet? Lose yourself in this colouring book from one of Australia’s favourite artists.

Mulga’s colourful art can be found all over the country – in shops and cafes, on t-shirts and soft drink bottles, in ads, laneways and galleries – and now, for the first time, you can colour it in yourself in this gorgeous 80-page colouring book.

Mulga’s work is full of intricate line work and patterns, making it perfect for meditative colouring. There are zombies with beards, toucans in baseball caps, gorillas with facial piercings and all your favourite Mulga creatures ready to be given the rainbow treatment. So, grab your textas or pencils and get to it!

 

My View:

This is a book with a lot of appeal – fresh, fun and contemporary images; think sugar skulls, peacocks, hipsters, Vikings…In fact Mulga names his images, there is a “Cast of Characters” at the beginning of this intricate and beautiful designed book.

 

Mulga is the brand name for artist Joel Moore – a Sydney based, freelance artist, illustrator and poet. Mulga has designed and produced work for his own clothing label and Mambo, Virgin Mobile, Oporto to name but a few of his clients. Mulga has a unique and intricate style – perfect for you to practice and develop your own colouring style.

 

Why are so many adults rediscovering the art of colouring in? As Dr Stan Rodski states in this interview “The Science Behind Adult Colouring Books” by Jeremy Story Carter (ABC Radio National), “It’s a process that takes us to a time that is stress free.” See more about this hugely popular phenomenon here: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandarts/why-are-australian-adults-drawn-to-colouring-in-books/6750808

 

Many more hours of relaxing are to be found here: https://www.hachette.com.au/search.page?SearchText=colouring   (I quite fancy the Bollywood and Aztec books too)

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Post Script: Mulga’s Magical Colouring Book- Mulga

  1. You know, Carol, I don’t think adults indulge themselves like this often enough. Children know the value of picking up crayons or paints and creating an elephant striped in blue, green red and gold. But adults don’t do that enough…

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