I thought last year when I posted that the previous 5 years had been difficult that things would start looking up. In March, 2013, I lost the job that I loved when the company I worked for filed bankruptcy after over 50 years in business. I struggled financially the whole year because of it. But on August 6, 2013, the worst, most unimaginable thing happened…my oldest son, Logan Dale Evans, age 23, was killed suddenly & tragically in a flash flood. I have spent the past 5 months trying to get the pieces of my life back together in some way.
I started a new blog, On Angel Wings as a form of therapy to try to talk about the loss and to help others in the same situation. My children have always been my life, so this loss was one I could have never been prepared for. My son had a little 3-year-old girl that I love and cherish…probably more now than ever, if that is possible.
Since this tragic accident, I have slowly tried to get back into creating small pieces of art. I’ve recently discovered Zentangles, which has allowed me to focus intently on something other than sadness, grief, depression & loss. It has helped me tremendously to have an outlet. If you haven’t tried Zentangling, then I recommend you do. I have creative friends that say, “There is no way I could do that!” But it is so easy, and I promise you CAN do it! There are lots of books, videos & photos online with instructions.
I’m gonna post mine here…keep in mind that I am BRAND NEW at this, but I really have loved my results. Ask me questions if you’d like…I’ll lead you to the places that have helped me.