My wonderful, creative friend Melanie has been doing these amazing things called “Zentangles”. I immediately became fascinated with them. They are sort of like a cross between doodles and mandalas. I love the texture of Zentangles, love the contrast of black and white, love the “mindful” nature of these drawings. They are also called “Zendoodles”.
Here’s some Zentangles from various artists (including Melanie):
Zentangle Group on Flickr
Also check out Suzanne McNeil’s blog because she posts Zentangle patterns fairly often. (I know it’s supposed to be free-form, but I like the idea of a resource if I get blocked. )
And here’s a basic video about it with Jule Fei-Fan Balzer:
There’s lots more, and I’ll post it as I find it.