Monday, December 3, 2018

TangleEasy Guided Journal Mandala (Quiet Fox Designs) Lined Pages with Thoughtful Prompts and Exquisite Mandala Illustrations by Ben Kwok (BioWorkZ), to Stimulate Your Ideas and Inspirations

Summary: Mandalas represent wholeness. From dharma wheels to hexagrams and scarabs, these cosmic diagrams serve as graphic symbols of our subconscious minds.
  • Guided journal featuring visionary coloring book artist Ben Kwok, a.k.a. BioWorkZ
  • Beautifully illustrated with Ben's hyper-detailed mandala illustrations
  • Made of the highest quality materials
  • Thoughtful prompts and questions stimulate your creativity
  • Guided page layouts with plenty of room for expressive writing
  • Hardcover with beautiful end papers
Inspire your journal writing with dazzling mandalas from visionary artist Ben Kwok, a.k.a. BioWorkZ. TangleEasy Guided Journal Mandala provides thoughtful prompts on every page to stimulate your ideas, inspirations, and insights. Packed with Ben's hyper-detailed and exquisitely rendered mandala illustrations, it offers plenty of lined writing space to document your world.
Attractively designed and made of the highest quality materials, this finely crafted journal is your stress-relieving vehicle for personal exploration. (Summary and pic from amazon.com)

I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

My Review: I’m not one of those people who’s a huge journal writer, but I would like to be. I admire those people who have [double digits] of journals cataloging their life’s journey and happenings. I wish I had that. I have a whole list of reasons why I don’t, but I was trying to cure this with this journal. Although I don’t have a life’s list of journals yet, I do think it was helpful. Here’s what awesome about it:

1.       The drawings are beautiful. I’ve seen a lot of mandalas (haven’t we all?) but these ones are quite exceptional, I think. I loved the artwork, actually. It was beautiful. The mandalas were modern and almost whimsical, but beautiful and thought-provoking, too. I liked being able to color them, too. Its fun to see the beautiful mandalas, but it’s also fun to get in on the coloring action yourself. I enjoyed that there was enough coloring to do to let you think about the journal prompt, but not too much to let you forget about the journal prompt.
2.       I really like the journal prompts. They were thought-provoking and got the conversation flowing. I also liked that there was ample room to write about the prompt, but also enough pages that if you didn’t have half a journal’s worth to answer the prompt (I’m being facetious, of course) there is room to write about other things. I liked that I could write about the prompt, and then write about other things as well. It’s kind of the best of both worlds—a journal that prompts your thoughts and answers specific questions, but also a journal that allows you to write about whatever you want to cause it’s your journal and all.
3.       I liked that the journal was hardbound and sturdy. It seemed substantial without being a behemoth. I think that if journals are too long they outwear their welcome. I like having a journal that is big enough to let you really get into it, really make it yours, and then you can find another journal friend to move along with. The paper is nice, too. It feels like a nice journal, and I like that. It is a nice journal.

The only thing I would change about it is to have it be spiral bound. I know that’s always a big draw for journals. This one stays open, mind you, and it does feel like it will be sturdier and more long-lasting than a spiral bound notebook, so that’s a plus. Spiral bound is just a preference, of course, but I like this journal even without it and would recommend it.

My Rating: 5 Stars

For the sensitive reader: This is clean until you put something dirty into it. That’s on you.

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