Meet Kat

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Kat is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) , trained by Zentangle Inc.’s founders, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  Before becoming certified she spent much of her adult life as a psychotherapist specializing in grief and trauma resolution.

Kat sees the connection between the two and hopes to help others find the benefits from Zentangle that she herself has found. It literally changed her life! (See her story under “Benefits”)  Although she is disabled physically, she is a very capable artist and a delightful teacher.  She uses humor and makes learning fun, as it should be!

Kat is married to an Englishman who recently became an American citizen after living here in the United States with Kat as a Permanent Resident for 15 years. Kat playfully calls David her “lovely assistant” but truly could not teach without his help and support. This is easy for him as he has seen what Zentangle has done for Kat and believes in its worth and importance. He also tangles, as well as does beautiful adult coloring. He never dreamed he be able to draw anything and is amazed at his own ability to draw tangles as taught by Kat. They make a fun and creative team.

David van Rooyen, new American!
David van Rooyen, new American!

David and Kat each have three adult children scattered in England and America, as well as their fur babies Bella, Mimi, Sylvester , Cinder, and George and two parakeets. It’s a full house!

 

Kat's son couldn't be here but the rest of the family were together at David and Kats home in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia.
Kat’s son, Aaron, and David’s daughter, Alison, couldn’t be here but the rest of the family were together at David and Kat’s home in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia.

Kat’s son from Houston, TX recently visited David and Kat, and he asked to learn Kat’s art method. He was thrilled to pick it up immediately, and to feel the peace and freedom from stress that he experienced. It has changed his life! This is Kat’s greatest joy– to share a way to tranquility through Zentangle.