The Joy of Zentangle by Suzanne McNeill et all is one of the first Zentangle books published.
6 out of 10 stars. It has a long list of tangles in the tangle directory (shown below), but most of them are common doodles that everyone already knows. Most of the other tangles are not particularly attractive and some are downright ugly. I’m also not a fan of the Zentangle trademark or the paid CZTs.
Here were some of my favorites.
If you take a look at these tangles you’ll see they are common doodles that have been around for ages. Buttercup is a flower petal, Crescent Moon is a half moon, Flukes is a fish fin, Hollibaugh is a highway system or crossroads, N’zeppel is cobblestones, Printemps is a curly cue, Rain is a lightning bolt, Flora is another flower petal, Mumsy is yet another flower petal, Sag is a fish scale, Starry Night is an asterisk (below), and Web is a spider web.
6 out of 10 stars. The prettiest doodles in this book are common ones you’ve known for ages.