This book is absolutely gorgeous! It pairs inspirational quotes with writing or drawing prompts that will help readers gain a deeper understanding of their personal journeys. The watercolour work is so lovely. Even the blotchy backgrounds for the quotes are stunning. If I didn't think it would destroy the book, I'd rip out a couple of pages for framing.
I love that the quotes used are appropriate and fit nicely with the prompts. Here's a wonderful one from Harper Lee:
Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.The accompanying prompt:
List four times you continued to try even though the odds were against you.
Another terrific quote, this time from Arthur Ashe:
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.The accompanying prompt:
Fill these shapes with resources that can help you on your journey.
I've reviewed one other book by Patel, Daily Zen Doodles. I liked it as well.
Highly recommended. This would make a wonderful gift book for Mother's Day, birthday or graduation.
For more information about this book or to have a peek inside, please visit the Penguin Random House website.
For more information about the author and her other work, please visit Meera Lee Patel's website. There's a link to her Etsy shop, which features some of her awesome watercolours. :)
I'd like to thank Angela at Penguin Random House for this review copy.
Start Where You Are by Meera Lee Patel, Perigee (Penguin Random House), ©2015. ISBN 9780399174827(Soft cover), 128p.