I was a snob about Zentangle at first because "that's only doodling."
But I admit that doodling as a purposeful way to relax the mind and body, is a new and valid concept and deserves its own name.
THEN I get to be a snob because I don’t want to be found doodling according to someone else's ideas, copying patterns I got from books!
"My own thing" isn't nearly as pretty. But here it is!
These are pages from my sketchbook that date from before Zentangle was a thing.