The Gathering of May 2015
Because Mother's Day is the second Sunday of May, the Intermountain Tangler Gathering met on the third Sunday, because most of us are mothers. (Dave is a dad, and his day is coming). We had a nice turnout of some familiar friends.
|busy practicing and creating and visiting and laughing|
Barbara, Leslie, Lisa, Christiana and Elyssa (Stacy's girls), Dave and HeidiSue were all there. As always, we shared tips and ideas, and Dave told a little bit about his CZT seminar last month. He was at CZT #19 and says it was awesome. He got to meet many wonderful artists (he was the only man there, besides Rick, the host. (Hopefully it wasn't TOO painful being surrounded by nothing but women.) He was very impressed by the ladies from Taiwan who were there. Also at the CZT #19 Seminar were Susanne Durville, and Antonine Carlo of the "I am the Diva" weekly Challenges.
We were utterly stunned by the work from Christiana and Elyssa's pens.
What amazing attention to detail. These young ladies are developing into genuine artists, with favorite styles, supplies they prefer, and opinions on different tangle patterns.
|Christiana is a Dr Who AND a zentangle fan!|
|Christiana working on her dalek.|
|Elyssa's creation was stunning|
This Tree of Life that Elyssa is working on was striking for many reasons. Elyssa said she loves working on the colored paper because of how beautiful the white highlights look.
|Elisa loves the gray tone paper|
Her work is inspiring to say the least. A few people said they were going to play with toned paper and see what they could do with white highlights. This brought up a discussion of white charcoal pencils. A few of us were familiar with General's White Charcoal pencils, and in fact Elyssa mentioned how nicely it blends with a stump.
Speaking of supplies, HeidiSue brought along her set of glittering gel pens:
|Heidi Sue's sparkly gel pens|
|finishing touches on a bookmark|
Heidi likes these pens for putting in a bit of sparkle, especially on colored tiles. For instance, when you have a dark purple background, it's really pleasing to see a bit of purple glint in a few places on your design.
We learned/practiced three patterns: Hi-bred, Artoo, and A-fog and Leslie started right away making a Trio-Tangle using only those tangle patterns. It was looking pretty good before we finished.
One of the more impressive things we saw was Leslie's pattern library. She uses ATC sized tiles, putting the pattern on one side, and the step outs on the back. They are stored in baseball card sleeves, nine to a page, and all kept in a looseleaf binder.
|Lisa, Barbara, and Leslie busy creating.|
|a sunburst of brilliance!|
The star of this show is Mi2, but you can also see b'tweed, shattuck, onomato, black perls, and lots of lines, curves, V's, and other shapes.
|Each tile is unique, and together they make a unity of form|
|Dave's pattern putki runs across like a curvy railroad track|