IT Gathering #42 Update.

We gather on the Second Sunday of the Month.

Date: May 20, 2018. (Sunday) Third Sunday in May.

Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Place, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store (Click this link for Map)

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Gathering #5

Our February Gathering! (Sunday, February 8, 2015)
Dave, Judy, Lezli B, Barbara, Annie, HeidiSue, Shelley (Susan had not arrived when this picture was taken)

This is Susan.

We did it again! the Intermountain Tanglers had another Gathering, and what a fun time it was! There were eight people there in all, each of us with our favorite pieces to show around and techniques to share. Finally we met Lezli B, a regular participant in the Diva's Challenge, who has been trying to get to one of the Gatherings from the very beginning. What an artist! my word, but she does beautiful work. Her sister Judy was there, too

Lezli on the left; Judy on the right

We had one gal there who we weren't expecting. This is how she found us (HeidiSue LOVES this story): Shelley was clicking around on She is making a notebook with the stepouts for all the patterns, and she came across a certain pattern Hitched! by HeidiSue. And Linda Farmer put such a wonderful blurb in there about Heidi and about the IT Gathering...and Shelley came to visit! What a cool way to find us. I hope it happens again...and again.
This is Shelley, working on a delicate zendala piece.

Annie perusing a book. Barbara was working on some charming little delights

 Seriously, isn't that a cool way to meet?
Zentangle® brings friends together!

Annie, from the second Gathering, was there, and brought her part of the ensemble we started for our Gathering 2 project and now we have three quarters of it together. Sure enough, it was VERY cool to see how it fit in with the others. Now to get Robin back, and her piece will be in place and our ensemble will be complete. 


Ensemble projects are such fun. 
They are amazing when assembled. Three sections down, one section to go.
David sought out and found Tiepolo paper online. It is the same paper that Zentangle® tiles are made from, and it just so happens that Dave used to be a printer, and has some equipment for managing large amounts of he took an order and cut our paper into tiles for us. It is amazing, the difference such fine paper makes. We got to round our own corners...or not...once we got our tiles. They were an inexpensive way of getting some very high quality paper into our hands. Good stuff!
Shelley, Susan, and Dave. What you talking about Dave?

One of the most fun aspects of getting together with other Tanglers, is checking out each others' work. It is inspirational, and we learn from each other about techniques, resources, tools, and equipment. There was a lot of talent in that room, and a lot of creative energy. Which is another wonderful aspect of getting together: we feed each other. Each of us picks up the energy of the room and it comes out through our pens to the paper. Annie created a very cool heart, filled with nothing but circles (and a cute little baby leafy thingy)...and the idea for the circles was something Heidi had been working on all day. (If you make the circles in the center of a shape larger, and at the edges they are smaller, gradually decreasing from the center to the adds depth and texture, naturally. Try it! here is a link with an example  (Notice all the tangling! Don't you just want to do the same, and give it a try.!)

Visiting over our art

Along with our tiles, David made templates for hearts, for each and every one of us. We have templates and stencils to work with in many sizes and shapes of heart! Fun stuff. Oh! he also created a mandala template with almost unlimited combinations of angles and lines, that will be VERY useful to HeidiSue as she explores zendalas this next few weeks. And he brought the step outs for a few heart patterns for us to play with. (I wonder if anyone will use them for the Diva Challenge this week? Yes someone used Heartfully by Helen Williams from the Pattern Sheet, but his identity shall remain nameless.)

Tile Samples from the Tanglers present...

Susan Vaughn

Judy Shupe

Leslie Burge

Annie Charat

Annie Charat

Barbara Huppe


David Hunter

We all had a terrific time meeting each other, and greeting those we have met before (Annie, Barbara, and Susan have all been to previous Gatherings). we left energized and inspired for more wonderful zentangle® play!


  1. woo hoo! this is so cool...I'm going to post a link to this one, when I put in my entry for the Diva Challenge this week!

  2. I am SO glad I finally made it to meet everyone. I know this is going to become a staple for me and I'm sure my sister will be coming as often as she is able. Just one thing though, I didn't do the first one with my name on it, but rather the one labeled with Susan Vaughn. I finished it the following day and I am posting it with my Diva's Challenge in the next couple of days. I LOVE THIS GROUP!!!

    1. We all very much love getting the opportunity to meet you LezliB. This group of Tanglers are a very special group and each one of them are such fabulous artists. Your Sister is a wonderful addition to the group and she is welcome to join us as often as she is able. Thanks for the correction, it has been rectified. If you don't mind, I will copy your finished tile to this post from your Blog if that is OK with you. So much fun. Next Gathering will include input from everyone to form the groups goals and what we wish to accomplish in the future. Best wishes and good health.

  3. David, it's okay with me if you copy it over here. It turned out better than I had hoped. Can't wait until next's a great group of people and I am pretty sure that Judy will try to come as often as she is able. We have some of the same health issues, so it sometimes makes it tough on us, but we both plan on being there. Thank you for everything!