Zenspirations: Letters & Patterning (Design Originals) Add Interest and Texture to Journals, Drawings, Doodles, and Crafts with Beginner-Friendly Techniques for Frames, Flowers, Alphabets, and More Info

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Patterning is fun, easy and relaxing—and it is a great
way to add interest and texture to any design. Joanne Fink presents
creative monogram and pattern techniques in Zenspirations,
offering intriguing ideas for filling boarders, edges and spaces with
creative flourishes. The many decorative boarders, frames, shapes, and
alphabet will appeal to a spectrum of tastes and styles.

Use
Joanne's techniques to create details, depth and beauty reminiscent of
classical architecture, medieval block printing and manuscript
calligraphy. Her passion for beautiful patterns is contagious. Joanne
makes it easy to turn simple lines into attractive designs while her
doodled shapes inspire readers to embellish more and just have fun with
the process.


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Reviews for Zenspirations: Letters & Patterning (Design Originals) Add Interest and Texture to Journals, Drawings, Doodles, and Crafts with Beginner-Friendly Techniques for Frames, Flowers, Alphabets, and More:

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Jan 23, 2015

3.5 stars. Overall, a good book, just not quite what I was hoping for.

If your main interest in this title is learning to apply zentangle principles to lettering and creating monograms this book will likely not meet your expectations. While it is a slim volume with large text and of course lots of graphics there are only 8 or so pages dedicated to lettering and monograms, and really only one style is shown.

If, on the other hand, you are interested in ornamenting drawings with patterns or 3.5 stars. Overall, a good book, just not quite what I was hoping for.

If your main interest in this title is learning to apply zentangle principles to lettering and creating monograms this book will likely not meet your expectations. While it is a slim volume with large text and of course lots of graphics there are only 8 or so pages dedicated to lettering and monograms, and really only one style is shown.

If, on the other hand, you are interested in ornamenting drawings with patterns or zentangling with representational "strings" there is much to be inspired by in this book. I did enjoy how she demonstrated that patterning is a building process and one can stop at any point. That is not something often mentioned when looking at zentangle step-outs. It also means the how-tos here are not presented in multiple colors so as to demonstrate the look achieved if one stops at any of the steps. I personally liked that, but if you are spatially challenged it might be harder to ascertain what the next steps in drawing the pattern are.
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Feb 10, 2016


ZENSPIRATIONS beautiful and contagious

This 51 page paperback is exactly what I was hoping it was. Joanne Fink's ZENSPIRATIONS Letters & Patterns is one of those things that if you get stuck on a deserted island you would want to have with you! It's so entertaining but also gives one confidence in being able to turn their 'can't draw a straight line' into some much more fun and interesting. Definitely recommend to all doodlers, artists or wanna be artists.
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Aug 15, 2014

This book had a lot of cool ideas, but I really wanted some more detailed or step-by-step instructions for the monograms. She had one letter all drawn out step-by-step, but I would have liked the whole alphabet; the final designs were just too intricate to break down on my own. Liked the book though, read through it several times for ideas and started going with it right away.
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Apr 27, 2013

This is the second book I bought from my Zentangle Instructor. Again it was highly recommended and I was very interested in learning more about lettering. Also looking for more tangles (in a step by step instruction). I did not find much of that in this book, but the lettering instructions were helpful. Also border suggestions and patterns for narrow long shapes (to fill).
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Sep 12, 2013

Interesting flowers, lettering, frames, borders, circular borders, mandalas, dangles, use of color, and suggestions of how to incorporate designs onto objects & retail items.
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May 14, 2013

Good book for ideas and inspiration. I've already used it in some of my artwork.

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