Saturday, December 03, 2016

MINDFUL COLOURING JOURNEYS AT WESTIN


 

Three bespoke illustrations by Johanna Basford were unveiled exclusively for Westin Hotels & Resorts in Asia Pacific recently. For the KL leg of the mindful initiative, The Westin KL invited local artist and speed painter Haze Long to join General Manager, Mr Ko Van Den Hil at the mini launch event.

 

The three adult colouring sheets will be available at Westin Hotels & Resorts across Asia Pacific till end February 2017. Inspired by Basford whose adult-colouring books became a worldwide phenomenon, the design narrative centres on the theme of wellness and the holistic nature of Westin’s signature programmes. 

The first square rendering depicts digital gadgets, maps and travel essentials, conveying the Westin approach of staying fit on the road with riffs from Westin Gear Lending Programme, whilst paying homage to travel adventures in the air, on land and sea.

The second heart-shaped design denotes Westin Sleep Well menu, featuring sprigs of lavender, cups of tea, bowls of berries and yoghurt and pretty vine-wreathed flowers.
The third sheet has reminiscents of Basford's renowned Secret Garden tome, an intricate composition of butterflies, leafy foliage and blossoming flowers. Whole fruits and glasses of juices are included to reflect Westin's signature SuperFoodsRX programme. 
After the GM and Haze had coloured in a mounted rendering of Johanna Basford's, the speed painter briefly shared insights on her inner journey to becoming an artist, and how painting and colouring help her in many ways. 
Christmas certainly came early for us attendees when The Westin KL presented us with a gift set containing an acrylic frame, a piece of Johanna Basford's rendering and a set of colour pencils.
Guests and visitors to The Westin KL can dabble in their creative side at the colouring counter located at the Lower Lobby while waiting for their appointments, taking a break or seeking some inspiration.

For more information, visit www.westin.com/wellness

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