As far as specs go its 8x10 inches with a glossy cover. I wanted to go with a matte finish again but for some reason the selection kept getting kicked back to glossy - I think it may have something to do with the trim size, but I can't say for sure.
Each of the 35 pattern pages are printed on a single sheet, meaning even if you do have bleed through due to markers or pens, it won't ruin a design on the other side. And even though I feel the paper is a good thickness and quality I still recommend using a scrap piece of paper to protect from bleed, especially for markers. There is also a blank "practice page" in the back to try our color combinations, or blending techniques.
The designs are full pages of geometric and repeating patterns, with a border around the edges. Visually it feels different than the mandala books because although the mandalas are complex, and kind of pull you in, in Creative Compulsion, there is something different on every page.
A flip through preview video!
I'm pretty anti - artist statement, as I feel like its presumptuous to think someone would actually want to read about the process, or the "why" or "how". In the simplest terms, I produce these images because I can, and some times need to. Making art is a great way to cope, and I'm just honored that others take interest in it. I am constantly working 3 steps ahead, always with many irons in many fires ....so stay tuned to see whats coming next :-)