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How to draw FLOURISH

Zentangle pattern: Flourish. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.Flourish is from Canadian tangler Stephanie Skelton from Barrie, Ontario, and her first on the site.

As it happens, I was born and brought up in the great province of Ontario and know the Barrie area pretty well. It’s located in prime cottage and ski country, nestled on the shore of Lake Simcoe about 60 miles north of the amazing city of Toronto. [Time out for nostalgia sniffles.]

History digression: Did you know that Barrie played an important part in our North American history? It had a significant role as a supply depot for British forces in the War of 1812 which is celebrating its bicentennial extensively this summer in the USA and Canada. (If you google “War of 1812 celebrations”, you’ll see a whole list. This Washington Post article is one good one.) “Barrie was also the final destination for one branch of the The Underground Railroad. In the mid-19th century, this network of secret routes allowed many American slaves to enter Barrie and the surrounding area.” Okay, back to tangles …

Flourish is a lovely tangle pattern on its own as a single motif or as a repeat pattern based on a grid, as I’ve done here with some shading added.

Stephanie introduces herself, “I’ve been tangling for about a year and got into it because a friend shared the link with me – created a monster, really! I’ve  been teaching for 12 years. I’ve shared Zentangle with my grade 8 students, who love it, and have students from other grades begging to learn it.

Stephanie illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing her Flourish tangle here.

Check out the tag stephanies for more of Stephanie’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.


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4 comments to How to draw FLOURISH

  • Sue Zanker

    I am “stopping by and saying Hi” ! I have just come after taking part in the further Zentangle survey, which I read about on Rick and Maria’s site newsletter. It is an excellent idea, for an increased understanding of how working on a tangle reacts with the brain. I know I find it totally relaxing and meditative, it is no longer a case of just wanting to tangle, but now, needing to tangle !…..and it’s fun as well !

  • Joyce

    This new Flourish is a gorgous design, one I’m going to enjoy using. Joyce

  • Melena

    Oh yes! I love it. I followed a comment by Linda on another Tangle and I’m glad I did. I love the flower patterns. Thank you Stephanie!

  • Sharon Wrench

    Very pretty pattern! Thank you for sharing.

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