Hypnotic cannabis-themed mandalas to color! From Last Gasp.
Welcome to the third volume in the Cool Coloring Book series, Marijuana Mandalas! A coloring book exploration of cannabis leaf imagery as sacred geometry and kaleidoscopic patterns. Rockin' Ré is the designer and illustrator of the 12 finely-detailed Cannamandalas within. All designs were accomplished without the aid of computers, compasses, or drafting tools (though he confesses he did use a few cups and saucers and his handy six-inch ruler).
Mandalas have been a higher art form for centuries, while coloring books for adults are a relatively recent art phenomenon. Currently the meditative practice of contemplative coloring has entered a renaissance, with millions of new converts rediscovering the creative joys of their childhood.
"Studies of brain wave activity have shown stark similarities between coloring and the act of meditation —neural network growth and powerful de-stressing effects may be derived through both coloring and meditation. Cannabis has been a tool of higher creativity for thousands of years. It enhances and stimulates the meditative mind and greatly enhances the relaxation aspects of coloring creativity. So... whether you seek meditation or de-stressing, Whether you use color pencils or fine tip markers, Whether you smoke pot or hash, kind or kush —Enjoy Life, Color Often!" —Rockin' Ré
Born in Chicago in 1955, pop culture artist Ré has been drawing and proclaiming himself an artist from age five. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago from 1962-1966. Ré was the first artist to create and market a hemp paper coloring book and has led the way in creating cool counter cultural coloring books for adults. With a portfolio of over 300 fine line drawings, Ré has produced and distributed eight different coloring books, selling over a quarter million copies in self-published format. Ré loves to share his art and encourages everyone to explore and enlarge their creative energies.