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Gospel Lectionary, Ornamented headpiece and initial letter "E," with the Resurrection of Christ, and the St. John the Baptist Preaching (John 1:6-9), Walters Manuscript W.535, fol. 9r by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts on Flickr

In ancient manuscripts, it was called "illumination." I like that so much better than zentangle or doodling!

Illuminated Manuscript Map of Western hemisphere within a windrose, from Book on Navigation, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.658, fol.24b by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts,

Simone Martini, Allegoria Virgiliana, 1340. Da un codice contenente le opere di Virgilio appartenuto a Petrarca. Milano, Biblioteca Ambrosiana.

I've always been fascinated with these historical works of art. They were my biggest inspirations for learning calligraphy.