Sunday, September 10, 2017

IAST #211 and Diva Challenge #332

IAST #211 was a bit of a doozy. I didn't know where to start or what to do! I even tried googling fairy tale lettering for "inspiration" but nothing really appealed to me. 

So I went on a wing with a tangle that I have been meaning to try out but never got around to doing, Cudad! Which I found on CZT Sandy Steen Bartholomew's Tangle Cards, Totally Tangled Edition

When I was doing the tile I kept thinking about La Perla in Puerto Rico (I had the good fortune to visit Puerto Rico many years ago and OMG I miss the food there) which you can see in the Despacito video:

The cards were one of my first few purchases after I started zentangle. I read the reviews and a lot of people were complaining about the quality of the cards - but seriously for the price that you can get them on they are a relative steal! So many beautiful and unique tangles (that I understand to have been CZT Sandy's own tangles)! With clear step by step instructions! And not to mention a few of what I would call "tips and tricks" cards (like how to shade etc). 

I bought all three editions of the Tangle Cards: Totally Tangled Edition, Kids Edition (if you look really close you can spot a Pingline penguin in the tile which I got from the the Kids Edition Tangle Cards... I wasn't able to add as much detail as I would have liked due to the size but hey! He's there!), and Original Edition. I've currently stored them in trading card folders but as and when needed I take out what I need and slip them into my sketchbook or whatever I happen to be carrying - save on me having to risk exceeding my mobile data limit fewor the month! 

But for the sake of any would be purchasers... how does it compare to the Tangle Deck

Well the Tangle Decks are relatively more expensive and are admittedly printed on better quality paper. I find that the Tangle Decks capture many more Zentangle HQ and more "traditional" looking tangles. 

CZT Sandy's Tangle Cards however are a bit more "out of the box", sharing many unique original tangles, more so that the Zentangle HQ tangles. Many of her tangles appeal to me for being a bit more "cartoony". The paper quality may not be great but it doesn't detract from the actual content of the cards. If you're up for something a bit more "cartoony" or a bit more whimsical, you might enjoy the Tangle Cards as well. 

Just don't make me choose between the two!

I also did my Diva Challenge #332 tile with my Tangle Cards!

(I love zentangling in a comfy cafe)


I did mostly with tangles from the Tangle Cards. Quite different from my other tiles I think, but I like it! 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Sunig 2017

In my spare time, I play a little bit of pool. I took up the sport relatively late in life and aren't very good... to make up for it, I do try to show support for the younger players who train under the same coach. 

Am pleased to inform that the two schools that my coach swept both champion and 1st runner-up places in annual inter-school tournament over the weekend. Congratulations guys! 

To commemorate the occasion... 

cruffle - another new tangle tried!

WELL DONE GUYS🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉! Woohoo!

[as a side thought... does this count as visual journaling? hmmmm....]