Monday, 10 October 2016

Colouring with Cats ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays!


Monday greetings pawesome pals

We're here today with Mandalas on Monday to start your week on the right note.  Yesterday mew may remember that we mentioned how stressed Smooch was with his little purroblem, and that got us to thinking, well if Smooch is stressed we'd better take a peek at the P.A. as she's the one that has to do effurything.  So we did a 24 hour assessment of her and came to the conclusion that her stress levels were rather high and that she needed to find her own Zen Harmonies, which resulted in me devising a furry cunning distraction fur her in a pleasant and fun manner without her even being aware that she was being treated fur her over-wurked mind and supurr tiredness.

This resulted in some rather high-tech research on my part which led to the discovery of mandalas, and then onto designing mandalas that the P.A. could colour in; in her spare, spare, spare time! MOL

Well she is quite partial to being a bit arty-farty on occasion, so I thought this was the purrfect antidote to her stressful malaise - aren't I thoughtful?  So I went into the craft room and found her colouring pencils and presented her with this:  

The Bee Fabulous Mandala
Appurrently colouring de-stresses the mind and produces all those magical feel good vibes, so it's just purrfect. 

If mew find that your peep is feeling a bit tense as it's Monday again and the grind begins fur the week ahead, we suggest mew right click the image and print it off, present it to your peep with a few coloured pens, pencils, chalk, felt-tips or markers and tell them to take five, chill and do some colouring with cats.  They will thank mew fur it with mucho extra cuddles, catnip and treats, we're certain they will when they realise how good they feel and it's all because of mew! MOL

Here's the P.A.'s finished version:

[She used Caran D'Ache Prismalo II pencils & Derwent Metallic pencils] 



She said and I quote, "Basil that was awesome fun, how ever did you come up with that?"

I just smiled and purred loudly, knowing my wurk fur the day was done.

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If mew feel like sharing your peeps pawesome artwurk feel free to post it on our Facebook page:


as we'd really love to see your interpretation of today's mandala.

We'll be posting another next week to keep those Zen Harmonies flowing as getting your OM on really does wurk wunders, and neffur under estimate the power of the pencil.  BTW don't furget to stop by tomorrow fur the penultimate episode of


Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox


16 comments:

  1. Wow, that is one cool mandala and so very thoughtful, Basil! And yes, coloring can be very relaxing.

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  2. What a cool coloring ! Claire likes to give mandalas to her pupils to help them to calm down. Purrs

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    1. Hey Swiss Cats, tell Claire if she want's to give this one to her students, we'd love her too! XOX

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  3. dood !!! thiz iz total lee awesum...thoz bookz be de latest rage ....knot like vizshuz rage...de other kinda rage...round heer late lee !!! de PA
    colored thiz one in nice lee....we due knot haz face book but we will givez
    thiz two de food gurl ta try any way !!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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    1. Tabbies, dudes and Miss Dai$y, we hope the food serviss gurl likes it! And we still are MOL about the vizhus rage, mew guys are too too funny!!! XOX

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  4. that looks wonderful! I color occasionally but MUCH prefer using gel pens. The color comes out so vibrant! Did you see the coloring posts that we posted on our blog over the past couple of months? We recently did a Lion! catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. Hey Caren & Cody, no we haven't seen your colouring posts but we'll be sure to check them out asap, and thanks fur the gel-pen tip we'll tell the P.A. to invest in some! XOX

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  5. Your PA's work is incredible! I mean, your design was purrfect ... but so was her execution! Hopefully, everyone(cat) at your house is feeling relaxed and content :)

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    1. Hey Momma Kat & Bear, thank mew fur the lovely compliment, and yes effurypurdy is feeling much calmer... purr purr purr... :) XOX

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  6. How cool! There really *were* bees in that mandala!

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    1. Guys, there were really bees in it! MOL MOL XOX

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  7. These are so fun and relaxing as well to color. ~Rascal and Rocco

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    1. Rascal & Rocco, they are indeed! XOX

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