This creative coloring journal can be used so many different ways. You can color your way to better thinking whether it's writing down your thoughts, ideas, recipes, story writing, poetry. It's also great to use as a prayer, diet, pregnancy, medical, travel, fitness, pet, gardening, scrapbook journal. I left plenty of room for some of you doodling and there are spaces to add your own zen patterns as well. This is all my original artwork, there are 20 patterns repeated twice, with plenty of room for writing. Coloring Tip: The best way to color is with colored pencils (I use cheap ones, that work just great). Start light handed, then go back in with a heavier hand and go darker with the pencil for shading. Mix pencil colors, use the white pencil to blend colors and shades. Be creative and have fun that's the most important thing. I sure hope you enjoy the journal as much as I enjoyed creating it!! This journal makes a great gift especially with a new year upon us.