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Musical Magpies: Mandalas of Crowned Songbirds

Discover the Enchanting World of “Musical Magpies”

Step into the whimsical realm of song and elegance with ‘Musical Magpies – Mandalas of Crowned Songbirds,’ a captivating colouring book that celebrates the charm and versatility of magpies, one of Australia’s most iconic birds. Crafted by Wendy Chapman, a skilled gemmologist, gem cutter and jeweller known for her intricate designs and creative flair, this collection features over 50 beautifully detailed images, each showcasing magpies in a variety of imaginative and regal settings.

From a magpie dressed as a royal, perched on a branch of a flowering gum tree, to humorous scenes of a detective magpie investigating a jewel heist, and elegant displays at the Sydney Opera House, these illustrations capture the magpies’ adaptability and flair. Enjoy scenes of these charismatic birds surfing, hosting barbecues, performing on stage, and more, each set against a backdrop of Australian flora and iconic landscapes in mandala art form.

Highlights of ‘Musical Magpies’ include:

  • Diverse Magpie Adventures: Each page brings a new scenario, from magpies in academic robes atop a stack of books to those dressed as pirates or bushrangers, each expertly detailed and crowned in a whimsical style.
  • Intricate Mandala Backdrops: The backgrounds are not just ornamental but incorporate elements relevant to each magpie’s activity — from musical notes for the performers to waves, sea creatures, and native Australian ingredients for the adventurers.
  • Cultural and Natural Fusion: While indulging in creativity, you also get a taste of Australian culture and nature, reflecting the spirit of the country’s diverse landscapes and vibrant urban settings.


Join us in celebrating the spirited and versatile nature of magpies with ‘Musical Magpies: Mandalas of Crowned Songbirds’.
This colouring book is more than just an artistic endeavour; it’s an invitation to explore a world where nature and imagination blend seamlessly, offering hours of relaxation and creative satisfaction.

Indulge in the magic of ‘Musical Magpies’ and let your creativity take flight. Bring these crowned songbirds to life with vibrant colours, transforming each page into a masterpiece that celebrates the whimsical and majestic aspects of magpies and Australian culture.

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Musical Magpies