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? Suggestion
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.