On journaling---- fun for the amateur. Journal Bliss by Violette. 9781600611896
Journal Bliss: Creative Prompts to Unleash Your Inner Eccentric
by Violette (She doesn't have a last name. See 'Eccentric' above.)
I think I want to get my fingers covered in paint and find my art Zen Zone with this lady. The techniques in the book are fun for the beginning or not-too-serious artist. The lady herself is just fun. I always judge a book by whether or not it makes me want to play in my studio, and this one did.
Zentangle Untangled: Inspiration and Prompts for Meditative Drawing
by Kass Hall
There are a lot of people who take Zentangle pretty seriously. But this book is a good introduction, with lots of patterns to learn and images that show you what folks have done with this soothing art form. I liked the book and wish I had had more time to try out some of the techniques. I want to go back to this one.