Joy of Zentangle is for those of us who never thought we had an artistic bone in our bodies. This artistic style is so natural, it pours out of you within minutes of opening the book. There is no meticulous erasing as all of your work is done in ink, causing you to change your outlook. What you once would have considered a “mistake” is wonderfully worked into the larger picture. This style often leads your mind down new creative paths, as art forms flow effortlessly onto the paper. I personally enjoy the stress-reducing benefits of this activity and Zentangle any chance I get!
–Neé, Grass Roots Books & Music, Corvallis, OR
First published in 2012, this guided doodling book predated the meditative coloring trend. Pick this up at Grass Roots or other independent bookstores and enhance your creativity. It would pair nicely with Elizabeth Gilbert’s latest, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.