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June 17, 2009

In this issue we show you a new tangle beeLine and update you on our teacher training seminar this fall.



Bees have a particular way they arrange their hive. It's called "bee space." If there is too much space, they will fill it with comb. Rick had introduced a new queen to one of his hives and in that process created a temporary open space that the bees quickly began to fill. Here's a picture of one of several combs they created in just three days.


Isn't that a great natural example of a string (our word for a defined area usually in pencil) filled with a tangle (our word for a pattern)?

Each comb has two layers with openings on both sides where bees store honey and pollen or make new bees. If you hold it up to the light and look through it, you'll see that each cell on one side is centered on the intersection of cells on the other side.


This reminded reminded us of a similar pattern on our clothes hamper.


This is a fascinating pattern. Here, it's created from thin strips of wood woven in three directions. It took a while to figure how to recreate this pattern in a Zentangle sort of way - in other words, not "drawing" it, but letting it unfold just by repeating simple basic strokes.  Here's what we came up with.



You get a neat pattern and an optical illusion. Is the black the left side of the box or the right?

If you are using your right hand, work from left to right, as above. If you are using your left hand, work from right to left. It doesn't matter if you're right-handed or left-handed. You can still use any hand to create a Zentangle.


Certified Zentangle Teacher Training Update

Regarding our September 29 - Oct 2, 2009 seminar:

Please Note

If you have emailed us to reserve your place and have not sent in your registration, we can only hold your reservation to the end of this month (June), so please register as soon as possible.

Thanks to all who have sent in your registrations. We are so looking forward to meeting you and having a wonderful time together.

We still have a few spaces available.

You can download a registration here. (pdf format)

If you're getting this newsletter for the first time, you can learn more about our teacher training seminar here. (This info is from our February 2009 seminar description.)

Thanks again for joining us in this fascinating adventure.

See you soon.

Best regards,

Rick and Maria
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