Fans of Bionic Basil will be excited to see that there is a Colouring With Cats book, it’s called ‘Getting Your OM on‘. Hi everyone, it’s Phoebe here and I have hot news for coloring fans. I am so excited to have got my paws on a review copy, so I can give you a sneak peek of the colouring treats inside! This is how we do wellbeing for bloggers around here!

My half finished first effort – Phoebe

OK, I admit, it’s not Basil’s own paw work but his mum’s – Cathrine Garnell, who is a talented writer, published author, and artist. 

Now, in case you are not familiar with mandalas, here’s a definition to help you. Then read our review below!

A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, “mandala” is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms.

Book Cover for Colouring ith Cats

Colouring With Cats – What I thought

16 printable mandalas make up the collection in Book One.

Each design is totally different, some are more complex than others, but we think there is a design here for everyone to make a start with, and, once you begin, you will become totally wrapped up in your colouring. Beginners and experienced colouring fans will love the challenges here. The free colouring book is live on Basil’s blog right now!

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Colouring With Cats – Pro Tips

  • Many hobby colourists prefer single-sided printed sheets that allow them to use specific techniques such as markers, sharpies, gel pens or watercolours. As you print off these designs yourself, there is no worry about the quality and type of paper you use because you choose your own surface – how brilliant is this. 
  • If you love one design you can print it off a second time to enjoy a whole new colour scheme
  • You can print off a design on different papers to see the effects of different colouring materials

Happy Colouring
Colouring for Cats Reporter
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  1. Robin

    February 15, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    This is so cool! Coloring is a lot of fun. I haven’t had much time to do it lately, but I always enjoy it when I do. Manna and Dexter would enjoy “helping” me color one of these! I’ll add this to my list of posts to share. 🙂


  2. Spencer the Goldendoodle

    February 14, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Gorgeous designs, my mom loves adult coloring books!


  3. Kim

    February 14, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Wow this is so great


  4. Cathy Armato

    February 14, 2017 at 5:03 am

    What a beautiful design! I’m sure hobby colorists will appreciate this free download.
    Love & biscuits
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them


  5. Sweet Purrfections

    February 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    I began coloring one of these types of pictures at BlogPaws but didn’t have the time to finish. With my cataract, I can’t see well enough to focus right now, but would love to begin in a couple of months after my surgery.


  6. Rachel

    February 13, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    What a great idea! I haven’t colored in a while, but maybe its time I start again!


  7. Beth

    February 13, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Years ago (decades to be honest) my mom used to always buy us an adult coloring book and markers for every Christmas. We loved them, but we did have a few problems with the markers bleeding through. I think it would be great to print them yourself on your preferred paper and not have to worry about ruining the next design.


  8. Talent Hounds

    February 13, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I have not got into the coloring craze yet as no time but these look really beautiful and I know a lot of people find it so relaxing and fun.


  9. Tonya Wilhelm

    February 13, 2017 at 9:28 am

    That’s really neat. I loved coloring as a child. I know I should make time for myself, this might be something I would enjoy. Thanks!


  10. Rebecca at MattieDog

    February 13, 2017 at 4:11 am

    Such a beautiful talent and so generous for sharing – I love that these can be printed out!


  11. Lola The Rescued Cat

    February 13, 2017 at 3:28 am

    Basil’s mom is SO talented! This can be such a “zen” activity for humans.


  12. Ruth Epstein

    February 12, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    I love the colors, it sounds so relaxing and I must put it on my wish list 🙂


  13. Noodle

    February 12, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    How cool!
    We love to color…

    Noodle and crew


  14. Brian Frum

    February 12, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Our Mom loves the coloring thing too and we love to help her!


  15. Golden Daily Scoop

    February 12, 2017 at 4:20 am

    How neat! I used to love coloring with my girls when they were little! Time to get myself some! Thanks for sharing.


  16. Jane

    February 11, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Phoebe you are adorable and would love to have you as my coloring buddy anytime! This looks like a fabulous coloring book, like that you can copy them onto different media for all kinds of variations.


  17. Pawesome Cats

    February 11, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Colouring is so relaxing and mandalas are one of my favourite things to colour – I love the pattern options and symmetry. Look forward to the release of this colouring book.


  18. Tenacious Little Terrier

    February 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Coloring can be so soothing. I don’t do it but I know a lot of people who find it peaceful.


  19. Pets Store

    February 11, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I love coloring and haven’t done it since I was a kid. I’ll have to check this out. Thanks for sharing.


  20. Hindy Pearson

    February 11, 2017 at 10:45 am

    I loved colouring as a kid, and I always stayed in the lines!! My niece bought me a mindfulness colouring book which I’m loving and this one sounds great as well. I do prefer one sided so I’m going to check this out. Thanks for sharing.


  21. Erin the Cat

    February 11, 2017 at 9:37 am

    HI, Phoebe. Thanks for sharing this wonderful new book! I for one wll be downloading my copy ASAP on Monday as this is definitely something Iwant peep to try, and to help de stress. Purrs, Erin


  22. M. K. Clinton

    February 11, 2017 at 9:16 am

    We love Basil and his mom! I’m so excited for this new coloring adventure.


  23. Carleen

    February 11, 2017 at 7:40 am

    I have gotten addicted to coloring books and pages. I will check this out!!!


  24. Katie

    February 11, 2017 at 5:35 am

    Coloring is so fun. Looks like a great book! I hope you enjoy your coloring 🙂


  25. Rochelle

    February 11, 2017 at 4:55 am

    So cool! There is something so therapeutic about coloring, especially mandalas. Love that you can print on your own paper!


  26. da tabbies o trout towne

    February 11, 2017 at 3:30 am

    whitefish waves two ewe phoebe…we iz buzzed happee ta see basilz werk
    come ta bee…we guess if de PA wants ta take all de credit for it …well then
    oh kay we guess… 🙂 🙂 but we noe de reel artistz be basil; amber; angel posie;
    humphrey; parsley; smoochie & snowie … lee kewl guyz total lee kewl !!

    insert heartz XXX


  27. Basil

    February 11, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Oh wow Dash Kitten Crew, thank mew so much fur featuring our new free Colouring with Cats book and fur saying such lovely things! ?? We’re so excited about it and have a few books more in progress, with an Easy Mandalas fur beginners book through to some highly complex designs fur those hardcore colourists, and then we have some other really fun designs coming too. All FREE of course.

    Phoebe we can’t thank mew enough fur your beautiful post, plus your Pro Tips were pawesome, we couldn’t have said it better, and regarding the single-sided colouring sheet, this was very important to us as the P.A. in the past has bought some very expensive colouring books which were unusable due to patterns being on both sides of the paper, which is so frustrating. So we cured that issue with our own! MOL

    Also we think your mandala is tres fabulous and we can’t wait to see it finished ??

    Sweetest purrs and many thanks

    Basil & Co xox


  28. meowmeowmans

    February 10, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    That looks like a great book. Those mandalas are really beautiful and peace-inducing, for sure. We love Basil and the Heathen Hoard, and their P.A. And you guys, too! 🙂


  29. Kitties Blue

    February 10, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    How fun. Mom loves coloring, and has seen many of these beautiful mandalas on Basil’s blog. She can’t wait to get one of the coloring books. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy


  30. Kitty Cat Chronicles

    February 10, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Looks like a cool coloring book! We will add it to our list… the mom still has a few that she needs to finish before she gets any more! MOL! Thanks for sharing!


  31. Cathy Keisha

    February 10, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    TW’s old BF was an artist and one of his specialties were mandalas. She still has some of them he gave to her. I thought I saw on FB there was a free download but I couldn’t find it.


    • Dash Kitten

      February 10, 2017 at 5:43 pm

      It is published Monday CK. 13th of February.


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