Zen doodling doesn't require any artistic training, and there's no need for special tools or equipment. With just a pen and a scrap of paper, many find that the simple, repetitive nature of drawing patterns is spiritually rewarding and can boost creative confidence.
In 2013, Barron's Zen Doodling combined the calming benefits of meditation with the creative outlet of drawing for a unique new take on relaxation and self-expression. Now the practice is enhanced with Zen Doodling Mandalas. Since ancient times, the mandala has been a symbol of the universe, a cosmic diagram that represents infinity and our own inner being. Here, zen doodling queen Carolyn Scrace offers instructions for creating captivatingly beautiful mandalas with nothing but a scrap of paper and something to write with. She also covers:
A history of mandalas and meditation
Essential tools and materials for getting started
Techniques for adding color and depth to mandalas
Guides to creating vibrant patterns inspired by nature, animals, love,and more
The engaging layout of this book includes hundreds of beautiful examples of mandalas along with instructive diagrams, in both black & white and color, which will inspire artists and peace seekers alike to pull out a pen and start doodling stunning mandalas.