I am a children’s book writer and author, a greeting card designer and an animal artist.

Two years ago at the age of just 44, my life was turned upside down by a near fatal stoke.  I spent months learning how to walk again and still have trouble using my left hand.  I returned to work but knew from day one that it wasn’t going to work.  I became more and more stressed and went through months of deep depression.  My memory was non-existent and I couldn’t concentrate on anything for more than 10 minutes at a time.  Then I read an article about Zentangle and how its meditative qualities can help improve sleep, lower blood pressure and relax the mind.  I decided I had nothing to lose by giving it a try.  Within minutes of focussing on the pen strokes, my shoulders relaxed and the tension in my jaw eased.  One hour later I had finished my first Zentangle and enthusiastically started another.

Zentangle has done wonders for me and I can’t wait to share it with you.

2 responses »

  1. Angela–I discovered zentangles just six days ago. Ironically, I am a children’s author and suffer deep bouts of depression. I’ve found your tangles very inspiring. Thank you.

    • Many thanks Lynn, I hope that it helps you. I find it is the first thing that I have been able to concentrate on properly since my stroke and I’m now trying to incorporate it into my art. Wishing you health and happiness.

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