I’m Still Alive

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I find it hard to believe that I haven’t said anything here for about four years. A lot has happened over those four years. Here’s a quick breakdown:

Went back to work full time, so by the time I got home in the evening, I was too tired to do anything else!

Worked for three years and then my mom fell ill. I went on Family Leave to care for her and lost her in October of 2018. That’s when I decided to actually “retire” from the work force.

In January of 2019, I decided to re-boot my other business, so that took my time away from my artwork.

Which brings us to 2020… Yowzers!! What a year!! I put my house up for sale at the beginning of March. Within two weeks’ time, we were going under with COVID and I took it off the market. Not having family here (except for my stepdad), I really had no responsibilities except to make sure he and I remained safe. I did A LOT of binge watching, sitting around, thinking I “should” do something but not really finding the push or drive to do it. So here we are in July now. I’ve taken a few art classes for myself to help me “Prime the Pump”. I’ve learned how to use Zoom and want to start sharing Zentangle classes online.

I put up a new Group on Facebook, so please join it: https://www.facebook.com/groups/591816075072680/

Keep an eye open — I’m working through a program to learn about doing Facebook ads in order to market my classes. I’ll be doing a couple of freebies to get up and running, and I’m sure you’ll want to take advantage of that!

Keep me in your thoughts… Happy Tangling! Bon 😉

About emeraldcitytangles

Here I am, in the Emerald City, and I'm tangling away! I came across Zentangles one day while surfing the web and I was hooked! As a Certified Zentangle Teacher (at this moment the only one in Kansas), I offer a variety of classes so you, too, can experience the Zen! Group workshops, private workshops, or team building workshops are available. Please email me at EmeraldCityTangles@yahoo.com or feel free to call me at 316.253.8899. I will travel (some additional expenses may apply). HAPPY TANGLING!

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  1. Hi Bonnie!!

    I was so glad to have gotten this email. I was not at all concerned you weren’t alive (LOL) I just hadn’t gotten around to reconnecting. 4 1/2 years ago I moved back to the Kansas City area where I grew up. Late November last year, I moved back to Newton. I’m so excited you are in the process of restarting classes! I hope I can be a part of them 😊

    Like I said on Facebook, I’d be happy to send you a copy of the newspaper article, if you’d like. It’s the Newton Now paper and that edition came out yesterday. I also posted another link that features me on the Bert Nash website. It just talks about I experiences of having mental illness.

    Thanks again for the email. Be good to you today, Elinor

    On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 5:22 PM Emerald City Tangles wrote:

    > emeraldcitytangles posted: ” I find it hard to believe that I haven’t said > anything here for about four years. A lot has happened over those four > years. Here’s a quick breakdown: Went back to work full time, so by the > time I got home in the evening, I was too tired to do anythi” >

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