Each piece of art takes hours and hours of work. There’s something hidden in all of her designs. Can you find it?
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Hello, I’m Jennifer Tandoc. This is my sign name. I am a zentangle artist, a creative person, and a photographer. This is “Flying ABC’s.” All the other designs takes 20 to 40 hours, but this one took 63 hours. You know why? I was immersed with the details. “Detail” — is my favorite word. Completely immersed. Take a close-up look. I have a famous “hidden” trademark. It’s this sign. Why this sign? I’ve noticed that people look at the designs and just think, “It’s cool.” But I want more. It’s like “Where is Waldo?” This will give you the time to really look at it up close. You might not realize it is very detailed. Mark Wood’s business really took off with success. I was touched. It has the trademark sign somewhere here. Hope you can find it. You’re a tattler. Shame on you, Alex. Alex: Oops! I was touched. This Nyle design is a copy. The original work was actually given to Nyle. I have an art business, and I am also a photographer. I’ve been doing this for almost six years. I went to college at NTID/RIT. There was a lot of new experiences for me. I still drew, but it’s a little different. I graduated from RIT in 2002. Soon after I got a job with the state government in Pennsylvania. This job killed my eyes and brain because I was constantly on the keyboard and mouse. 10 years later, I was frustrated. My partner Annie Lloyd said, “why don’t you move to Austin?” I moved here for my passion and art. I didn’t care about money. Passion is important. Creating art makes me happy. Both places are different. It’s a good experience. It’s worth it to follow your feelings and do what you are interested in. Enjoy your life rather than be unhappy at work. I know you need money to live, but you listened to yourself. Good. Right. Some people said to me, “You left a state government job? You’re crazy! The retirement benefits are good.” I just went ahead and did it, followed my instincts. You know what’s the result? I don't regret it. See that? I have to tell you this. When I moved to Texas one year and a half ago, this was my first artwork. This is the first one with an ASL theme. It took me around 36 hours. Ever since then, I’ve kept on drawing. Those are copies. I’ve got the original there. Here are four copies, I’m selling them to those who ordered it. I’m going to ship them out soon. Got you! Passion will give you momentum. That is the key to stay motivated.