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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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Gathering #27

For our December Gathering, we were quite small. Dave and Josie, Lisa, and Heidi.

We talked a little bit about Josie and Dave's plans for an RV that they can outfit and drive to the desert, where Josie's love of rock collecting can be indulged. She says that the peace and quiet of the Nevada desert can't be beat, and there are plenty of treasures to be found.

We missed having Leslie with us this time. Hopefully all is well. Lorraine is still enjoying the southern climes of St George, as she does every winter. Looking forward to seeing her again in the springtime.

Dave brought three patterns to practice...

Fichy, Flair, and Fraccing   

and of course, we shared our art along with all the chit chat.

It was another relaxing, enjoyable get together.




Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gathering # 26

Our gathering for November was pleasant, as always. We sat and gabbed and created for a few hours, and just had a grand time.

Leslie came, and brought the most amazing tiles, that she had stained using whole leaves! oh, what a wonderful effect. She had one for each person there. It's almost too pretty to tangle on! But isn't it gonna be fun doing it!

Lorraine is out of town for the winter, staying in warm St George while it's blustery and blizzardy up here in Salt Lake. If it does get blizzardy, since we are having VERY dry weather. So, we missed Lorraine, but we know she's having a great time.

Dave as always brought a few tangles for us to practice, and everyone had something they've been working on or playing with lately. It was a refreshing time, as always. Enjoyable and relaxed.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Gathering #25

Our Third October Gathering

It's amazing to realize that this little group has gotten together every month, since 2014. October this year is the first month of our third year, and we've had a lot of fun with it.

We have had people stop by to see what we are all about, who come one time and we don't see them again. Some have been several times in a row, then busy schedules or other things in life come along, and they have stopped coming.

And we've got our regulars. Dave, Heidi, Lisa, Leslie, Lorraine, and Joann. Leslie brings her sisters sometimes, and once in a while, a neighbor. Dave's daughter, and his grandkids have accompanied him now and then. Heidi brought her daughter once, and has invited a friend from work who has been with us a few times. It is a good group, and a fun creative activity that we all enjoy.

This time around we had Lorraine, Dave, JoAnn, Lisa, and Heidi. Leslie had a stay at home day.

We meet in the classroom at the back of JoAnn fabrics in Taylorsville, a section of SLC, Utah. They kindly let us use this space for free, once a month. It's just right, with tables for us to spread out on, and comfy enough chairs.

Every month, Dave brings patterns for us to practice  We played with these  for a bit, and also Heidi had a fun and pretty easy Celtic knot to practice.

The tutorial for this in on a youtube video, which you will be able to find in our resources tab. 

Lorraine stopped to smile for the camera.

Our chatter got a little bit somber, as we talked about things in our lives that give us stress, and how to help ourselves out of mentally dark places. Self talk, energy healing, and of course, the meditative calming effect of zentangle.

David Busy With His Sketchbook

some dreamcather play by Lorraine. Another really fun tangle.

Joann was eager to give dreamcatcher a try, and also gave it a good shot with the Celtic knot.







As always, we had a terrific time together. Little group of tangling friends.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Gathering #24

Our Two Year Meeting!

The Intermountain Tanglers Gathering has been getting together once a month now, for two full years. Though there have been a couple of times where either Dave or HeidiSue were unable to attend, the meetings have gone on, and we've gathered a few friends, and many who have come once or twice, and a few who have made it regularly.

And that little group of regulars was there on the 11th, our 24th meeting. Lisa, Leslie, Lorraine, Heidi and Dave were there, and there were some treats. Anniversary party. We played with a couple of  patterns: lantern pho which is a wonderful way to fill up sections in an "o gee" grid; Pea Fea which is a fun little beadlike snippet, and Kurlllz ... we also played with finger bobs, a maple seed looking
pattern that Leslie brought to show.


As always, we had plenty of good visiting time, relaxing artistic creative flow, and overall a great time, even though this blog post has taken two weeks to get done!

Heidi's Intitials: H and W

Rain, Raindotty, and Hibred

Leslie plays with Shattuck, wud, and hollibaugh

Leslie's ciceron  like a window looking out into the night

Lorraine's circle project...we all contributed

David's jujubeads and pokeleaf looking a little Christmas-y
Lorraine's classic string and patterns in black ink

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Gathering #22

July10, 2016

This was an absolutely wonderful get together. We did our usual gabbing about art and patterns and techniques, and shared our various challenge pieces. Last time, Leslie challenged us to tangle on black, and we had some terrific responses to that one!

But then the talk turned to essential oils, and Lorraine had some wonderful lavender and peppermint oils with her, and used them to rub a knot out of Lisa's neck. We also got excited about the upcoming Gem Faire that will be in town Sept may be a date!

However, our Zentangle Gathering is all about the art of Tangling, and that was our focus.

Dave brought some practice patterns: Ciceron and Chambray. We talked about shading with color and a little bit about how to draw and shade gems a la' Eni Oken.

As always, it was a fun, chatty, creative, artistic time.

The "Gang"
Heidi and Lorraine chatting.

A blending technique

Lorraine, Heidi, Lisa, Leslie

Leslie's dramatic ciceron tile in black

ciceron was a featured tangle for us to practice

We all contributed some amazing, beautiful tiles for the "Tangle on Black" challenge, and next time we are to use our initials as inspiration.


JoAnn, Last Month's Challenge Monotangle