What a fun couple of hours!
I had the privelege of meeting David Hunter (a favorite participant in the Diva Challenge every week. His comments on everyone's posts are so encouraging and heartfelt. I'm pretty sure anyone who might read this will know JUST who I'm talking about, because if you've posted something for the Diva Challenge, chances are David has commented very warmly and with detail. ) And let me tell you, he is just as warm and genuine in person, as he is in his comments. Two delightful new friends!
So, on Saturday. David and his sweet friendly wife Linda met me at the library for our first Intermountain Tanglers Gathering! We will make it a regular monthly get together, the second Saturday of every month, and I am super excited about it!
This time around, because we are all so excited to meet other tanglers in person, we just admired each other's work (Let me tell you, this guy is a TALENTED portaitist...he has a sketchbook from before he discovered zentangle, with lots of delightful pencil sketches of faces, and some great cartoon stuff. Whimsical and funny. He's GOOD)
we admired each other's work, and talked about what we were doing artistically before zentangle, and looked at various pattern practices we've been working on. It was a couple of hours of delightful conversation...oh! and David showed me his hand scanner "The Magic Wand" ...I've been wanting a scanner, and now I think I know what one I'll be getting. Putting it on my wish list on Amazon, and giving family members the link ha! Hint Hint.
Next time, we may do a Zentangle Tile Ensemble. If we have a set of tiles prestrung, so the strings meet each other, and everyone does a few tiles, when we bring them together, we can match them up and see what we get.
It would also be fun to pick a string, print it up so we each have exactly the same string, and everyone create a tile, and see how our tiles are different, and how they are similar.
I'm excited about this little fledgling group, and I hope we get some other participants over the next several months. A gathering of maybe six or seven would be perfect, In My Opinion!
So, if you read this...IF...and you live in Salt Lake (I know you're out there!)...the second Saturday of every month, 1-3 pm, at the West Jordan Library. Ask for Intermountain Tangler Gathering and we'll see you there!