Monday, March 28, 2011

Your help is greatly appreciated!

As many of you know, I am at the age in which I receive a very small pittance from the government called Social Security.  It's certainly not very much in return for all that hard work I put in over the years.  However, it is what it is! The hard part was figuring how to sustain some amount of respectability while trying to survive on it.  Unfortunately, legal secretaries didn't have access to retirement plans back in the day so 'true reality' set in the day I had to apply for disability.   The disability check was later exchanged for a lesser amount of Social Security the day I turned 66.  I thought my heart was weak the day I underwent open-heart surgery for a valve replacement but, truthfully, my pacemaker had to do 'double-time' when I viewed my paltry little monthly social security check after the government took out for Medicare coverage and income taxes. 

I tell you this because I would like to enlist your help.  Whenever you decide to purchase a Zentangle Book or any other book and/or item from, I will appreciate you first coming to this Blog and clicking on any item that I have listed on the right side of the page.  Clicking on any item will take you immediately to and will be viewed as a referral from me.  You don't have to purchase the item you clicked on as it's just a roundabout way to get to  Whatever items you order by going this route will be considered referred by me and Amazon will credit my Associate Account with a little bit of commission.  It doesn't cost you any more for your items than what you would pay if you went directly to Amazon and placed your order.

I am hopeful that I can maintain this blogsite and my website solely on the commissions I earn each month with your help.  If you can share my blog url with friends and get the word out to lots of other people, I will be forever grateful.  Thank you ever so much for your help.

Blessings to you all,
Karen Marshall, CZT


  1. I am going to buy the zentangle tiles and would love to make it a referral through you - i can't figure out how to get to amazon - you don't have any links on your pictures on the right except for the buy now which takes you to paypal. I just want the tiles....?suggestion?

  2. DUH I just figured it out. I'm so stupid.LOL I see the slideshow now. I'll be back tomorrow to buy!

  3. Hi Lynda. Thank you for your note. If you are desirous of purchasing a package of 55 Zentangle Tiles, I just wanted to let you know that you can purchase those directly through me and not have to visit I do have a few packages in stock at the present time. They are $29.00 + $5.00 shipping. If you'd like, I can send you a PayPal Invoice for $34.00 and you can pay it using any credit card. If you decide to go that route, send your email address to me at I can get them in the mail to you as early as this afternoon April 1st.

  4. P.S. Lynda, I forgot to mention that, if you purchase 2 sets of 55 Zentangle cards, postage on the 2nd set is "free." :)