The original answer is 'a newspaper'. (Red. Read. When you hear it you can't tell the difference.)
The Diva this week offers the other popular answer: a sunburned zebra. One could also say 'an embarassed panda' or 'a penguin with a rash'. A darker answer, from my years in elementary school, is 'a nun rolling down a hill' but nuns don't dress like that anymore. Of course, none of these uses the word play of the original answer.
Anyway, that's our challenge this week: create zentangle artwork using the classic black and white, but also add RED!
First, I wanted to try the tangle Maryhill in two colors so this was a perfect opportunity. I used a Bijou tile and it required a lot of changing back and forth between black and red, but the effect is nice. Also in the photo is a bookmark I made a while ago using black and red.
You know art's primary colors of course, red, yellow, and blue. I suspect that black, white, and red is a popular combination because they are primal colors. As languages developed the first color words were words for black and white (or dark and light). The third color word added in any language is a word for red, probably because of its association with blood and life and death.
Soooo... back to zentangle. Here's my first full-size tile on this theme. The string seemed to alternate on the two sides, so I decided to try to alternate the two ink colors and the tangles also.
|Tangles: Beadlines, Black Pearlz, Crescent Moon, Ginili, |
Pearlz (sort of), Ruutz, Tri-dots
|Tangles: Paisley Boa, elements of Bunzo, and stripes.|
|It Takes a Village (c)2010 Margaret Bremner|