IT Gathering #32 Update.

We gather on the Second Sunday of the Month.

Date:May 21st, 2017. (Sunday)

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, April 24, 2017

Gathering #31

For our April Gathering, we enjoyed visiting over some fun tangles, new to us, as well as playing with some old friends.





All the regular folks...Heidi, Lisa, Leslie, and David!


We each brought pieces we're working on, played around with color some, and had a lovely gab fest, as always. And as always, the time went by REALLY fast. Our challenge for April had been to do something Spring-y or Easter-y but...We all forgot!


It doesn't matter. We enjoyed it immensely anyway.






A tile by Leslie

cool Huggins by Leslie

Leslie's Piece

Dave's little gizmo


ATC's in color, from Heidi!



This is titled "A Bridge to the Island"


this one is by Heidi too!
 
















Monday, March 13, 2017

Gathering # 30




Leslie and Lisa, checking SOMETHING out
Our March Gathering was only three. Dave's back was out, so he couldn't make it, but Leslie, Lisa, and Heidi were there. We expect to see Lorraine back from St George pretty soon.

We are a comfortable group, enjoying the company and the topic together very much. Our visits are broad ranging, with some good chatter all along. This time, with the spring forward robbing us of an hour of sleep, we were all rather draggy, but we enjoyed ourselves all the same.

the challenge for our March 2017 gathering was something Irish, Celtic, St Patrick's Day...

Lisa went with a rainbow theme:




a fractal tree in colorful gel pen















even more impressive, the fractal rainbow tree on black! isn't it something!


Leslie went with Waybop, a new pattern from Rick and Marie. Looks like something a farmer might have found in a field...an ancient brooch from a clan king of the hills.

Dave was able to email a copy of one of his pieces, to include in the blog. The wonders of technology...

His take on Abundies, plus Girlande...looks like a kite! very springlike, indeed.

varnished using clear nail polish

Heidi went with a simple shamrock, with over/under sensibilities going on..mi2 filling the "leaves" all on a background of sort of Irish looking colors.

Leslie had a couple of tiles that she had "varnished" with clear nail polish...something that Marie Thomas blogged about

Who would have thought of clear nail polish to finish a zentangle artwork? But it adds a level of depth and richness to a tile, there's no denying it.











AIN'T WE GOT FUN!

For April, we'll go with an Easter theme. 

see you then! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Gathering #29






In February we enjoyed colors so much! Heidi has been practicing the tissue color transfer method, and brought lots of tiles and paper that she had colored. The striking brilliance of the colors, and how gorgeous they get as the tissue is used over again...so gorgeous!





the full sheet





measured and cut into tiles

We had a group of four, with Valentine's day being our challenge.



Dave brought Eddyper for us to play with, and everyone had a few pieces that we all enjoyed. Lisa, especially, had some lovely pieces with calligraphic names and quotes. Very nice!



The time sped by, and before we knew it, we were wrapping up another fun, chatty, laughing gathering.



the challenge for March will be to do something dedicated to St Patrick's Day...green? shamrock? Celtic?















Leslie's Creative Energy!









Leslie had some glitter dust which we played with a bit.

















Leslie's Hamadox...love the black background

Leslie made a valentiney tile

Dave's Valentine Challenge

Heidi Made a Valentine Too!

Lisa has been practicing her calligraphy!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Gathering #28

For our first get together in 2017 there were four of us. Unfortunately, Josie couldn't make it thanks to shoulder problems. Leslie was there, after a couple months off, and showed us some of her work with the newest tangles, Drawings and Icanthis. Very nice! She also had some triangle tiles to share. Everyone got a few. She figured out how to make them, and brought them along. Very VERY nice!

We talked about our new upcoming president, sort of shaking our heads and sighing. But the talk didn't get political. We all just wondered what it's going to be like for the next four years with such a wild card at the helm. And of course, we tangled. Everyone had very lovely pieces to look at and talk about, and we practiced our lines, curves, dots, and circles.

Anything is possible, one stroke at a time. Right?

Dave brought three tangles for us to practice, which we played with, along with lots of other things. It was a real good time. Lots of fun, as always.


This Month's Practice Patterns:












David

Heidi

David

Leslie