Of course, as a regualr doodler and journaler, I am drawn to the zentangle world, and really enjoyed reading Kass' take on the practice of zentangling, especially the medetative aspects. I have been inspired to try out some of the specific patterns that she illustrates too, which is a very different approach than I take when doodling.
The book has lots and lots of information in it, including a chapter on color (love her color wheel here), art materials, and art journals too.
But I most especially like this thought:
I love it when artists encourage others to begin, just try, play, participate. There is no perfection, and even though zentangle seems to lend itself to pursuing perfection, or more exacting than random doodling, that perfection is not the point. I appreciate Kass making a point of mentioning that.
Congratulations Kass on your fun book, I know authoring a book is such a labor of love born out of a desire to share your passion with others. Well done!
As I mentioned, Kass is doing a blog hop and a big giveaway on her blog, so be sure to check out these blogs for more fun:
Monday July 23 - START - Kass Hall
Tuesday July 24 - Jill Berry
Wednesday July 25 - Rachel Grieg
Thursday July 26 - Sandra Strait -
Friday July 27 - Melanie Testa
Saturday July 28 - Ingrid Dijkers
Monday July 30 - Pam Garrison (you're here!)
Tuesday July 31 - Genevieve Crabe
Wednesday August 1 - Traci Bautista
Thursday August 2 - Fran Meneley
Friday August 3 - Jane Davenport
Saturday August 4 - FINISH - Kass Hall (major prize giveaway)