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I'm Eni Oken, artist and author of hundreds of articles, tutorials and books in print and online. For over 30 years I've explored art, color theory, fantasy and ornamental design.

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Golden sisters

Golden sisters


I've said it before, a good support system (loved ones, family and friends) is 50% of the cure for any illness, not only cancer. I'm very happy and proud to have the "golden sisters" as part of my circle of dear, close friends -- I love you both so much! They took care of me almost as if I were a child. Thank you again and again and again for being there for me always.

When a friend has cancer or other serious illness, we all get worried and want to help. Many people feel helpless and unsure of how to help a friend in need, to a point where they become completely frozen or disappear from the person's life. Here is an article I want to share with you, about how to support a friend who has cancer. Essentially, it offers ideas of what to say (and also what NOT to say); things you can do and how to pay proper attention.

When it comes to actions, try to focus on practical actions which can make the life of your friend easier, such as running errands for them, cleaning their house, sorting their mail, doing groceries, or driving them to doctor's appointment. If you can find a specific task that you can do, it's better to offer directly, instead of generalizations such as "call me if you need".


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Do you like this art?

I'd love for you to hang one of these pictures on your wall! All this started after I became a member of the infamous "Cancer Club", which is a very undesired and expensive membership. ;-)

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House in the city

House in the city

Taken too soon

Taken too soon