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Award winning artist Wendy Martin and author Natalie Zaman have joined forces to take adult coloring books to a new level. Published by Magical Child Books, available just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Animal Totem Mandala Coloring Book: Art Nouveau Creatures and Reflections for Relaxation is a collection of intricate kaleidoscopic animal images to color accompanied by easy to follow guided meditations.

The Animal Totem Mandala Coloring Book: Art Nouveau Creatures and Reflections for Relaxation adult coloring books features 30 of the world’s best loved animals

  • Wolf,
  • Lion,
    Here is a sample of one of the animal totem mandalas and its accompanying meditation.


  • Porcupine,
  • Bat,
  • Honey Bee,
  • Elephant,
  • Swan,
  • Horse,
  • Peacock,
  • Octopus,
  • Pig,
  • Turtle,
  • Buffalo,
  • Panda,
  • Raven,
  • Luna Moth,
  • Mouse,
  • Monkey,
  • Salamander,
  • Owl,
  • Rabbit,
  • Moose,
  • Seal,
  • Hen,
  • Alligator,
  • Spider,
  • Stingray
  • and Fox.

Expanding on popular animal mandala-themed adult coloring books, each picture is paired with a simple, three step guided meditation, bringing a new level of depth to the calming and comforting process of coloring. Currently available here and on Amazon.

A transplanted New Yorker now living in Missouri, Wendy Martin has been working as an illustrator for over 25 years. She earned her A.A.S. in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts. Prior to shifting her focus to book illustration, her career concentrated on business advertising and graphic design. She has illustrated 6children’s books, one of which was a finalist in the 2009 international COVR awards. She works primarily in watercolor, pen and ink, and digital media.Her forthcoming bilingual picture book The Story Circle (written by Diane Gonzales Betrand,) will be published by Arte Público in May 2016.

Natalie Zaman is the co-author of three Young Adult novels: Sirenz and Sirenz Back In Fashion (Flux) and Blonde Ops (MacMillan). A regular contributor to various Llewellyn annual publications, she writes the recurring travel feature “Wandering Witch” for Witches & Pagans Magazine, and her work also appeared in FATE, Sage Woman and newWitch magazines. Her forthcoming spiritual travel book Magical Destinations of the Northeast will be published by Llewellyn Worldwide in the fall of 2016.

Both Martin and Zaman are available for interviews and appearances both in person or online. For booking school visits, presentations, media appearances, interviews, workshops and signings, contact Wendy Martin at art@wendymartinillustration.com or Natalie Zaman at nataliezaman@gmail.com.

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A fun craft for Imbolc

Typically, a fun craft for Imbolc entails a Brigid Cross or Corn Dolly. Here’s a different fun to make project for you and your kids. Imbolc is a holiday when the days can be seen as noticeably longer since the Winter Solstice when the night was the longest of the year. Mark the returning strength of the sun with a Fire Dream Drum. Alternately, you could draw a Brigid’s Cross or a seedling on the drum faces instead.

In any case, this happy noise maker is a fun craft for Imbolc celebrations.

craft for ImbolcFire Dream Drums (ages 9-12)

You will need:

Strong paper dessert-sized plates        White glue

Colored markers, paint, crayons          Sturdy yarn

1-hole hole-punch                                   6mm plastic beads

Long wooden dowels                              Scissors

How to make Fire Dream Drums:

Use the markers, paint or crayons to color flame-like patterns on the bottom side of two dessert plates. With the plates held together, rims touching, and the colored sides facing out, use the 1-hole hole-punch to make eight holes at equal spaces around the lips of the plates. Take a wooden dowel and carefully slide it in between the plates. Make sure the punched holes remain lined up. Glue the top and bottom of the dowel where it meets the edges of the plates. Allow the glue to dry.

Cut eight ten-inch (25 cm) pieces of yarn, one for each hole. Take a piece of yarn and thread it through each pair of matching holes. Make a knot close to the hole in the plates, leaving the remaining ends of the yarn free. Thread the yarn through a few beads and tie the ends together with a double knot. Make sure the knot is secure. We don’t want beads flying across the room when we use the drums!

When all the beads are tied on tightly, the drums are ready to use. To use them, hold the dowel between fingers or palms and spin the dowel back and forth so the beads hit the plates to make a steady drum beat.

For Immediate Release

Animal Totem Mandala Coloring Book

Screen-Shot-2016-01-04-at-10.14The Animal Totem Mandala Adult Coloring Book with Reflections for Relaxation: 30 elaborate animal mandalas to color with accompanying meditations for calm and connection.

Animal Totem Mandala Coloring Book

Animals color our world. They shape our language. Have you ever been as busy as a bee? As cheeky as a monkey? Or as prickly as a porcupine? We all relate to animals in some way. But did you know that bees are also messengers of love? Or that monkey’s mischievous ways reveal sacred truths? Porcupine’s quills are the means by which she keeps her ancestors close.

Every animal has a secret message for us. The Totem Animal Mandala Coloring Book with Reflections for Relaxation is an Art Nouveau adult coloring book featuring 30 of the world’s most beloved animals to color: Wolf, Lion, Snake, Porcupine, Bat, Honey Bee, Elephant, Swan, Horse, Peacock, Octopus, Pig, Turtle, Buffalo, Panda, Raven, Luna Moth, Mouse, Monkey, Salamander, Owl, Rabbit, Moose, Seal, Hen, Alligator, Spider, Stingray and Fox.

Physical book: $12.99 (Coming February 14, 2016)

Pre-order now!


Animal Totem Mandala Coloring Book

Ages 14 and up
Soft Cover: 62 pages


Great review on amazon for Aidan’s First Full Moon Circle

Aidan’s First Full Moon Circle received another great review on amazon. This reader gave our fun little book with the hidden acorns, a 5 stars review. It makes us so happy when our readers enjoy our books so much they are moved to tell us about it. You made our day. What a great way to start the week.

5 Stars on Amazon
5 Stars on Amazon

What a great review on amazon, keep them coming folks. 😀


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