Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Zen Doodling Mandalas

Friday, June 27, 2014

Book Review - Zen Doodling Mandalas

Zen Doodling Mandalas
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About the Book
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.



My Take on the Book
This was a great book for anyone that enjoys Zen Doodling, or those that enjoy finding things that will help them focus. I loved how well the book takes you step-by-step on how to create the mandalas. I actually gave this to my daughter who is the artist in our family and she simply loved it! She started to create mandalas left and right and they turned out beautifully. The authors do a good job at not only showing you the artwork, but they do a good job at teaching you too.


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