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How to draw FIORE

Zentangle pattern: Fiore. Image © Linda Farmer and 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.Fiore comes to us from Boise, ID CZT Jana Rogers and it’s her first tangle pattern on the site. Jana is a graduate of CZT#10, last fall’s certification seminar.

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Jana describes how she came across Zentangle and is now a Certified Zentangle Teacher.

 I first saw the word Zentangle in June of 2012 while doing a search on Amazon for art-related books. When I saw samples of Zentangles that people had posted – I was blown away by the intricate details and thought I could NEVER learn to do that!  But then that strange thing started happening – you know when you’ve never heard a certain word in your life and suddenly it’s everywhere. I was being stalked by Zentangle!! I did a Google search and found so many sites full of great information. I watched Rick and Marie’s videos of Auraknot and Mooka. I started trying patterns on any scrap of paper in my reach. I ordered an Official Zentangle Kit and finally had that beautiful Zentangle paper to tangle on.  I checked for a teacher in my area (none within 500+ miles). I yearned for MORE information. I ordered all the how-to books, I subscribed to to get the emails. I couldn’t get enough information and there weren’t enough hours in the day to practice all those fun patterns. I was completely hooked.

I saw on the Zentangle site that Rick and Maria were having a CZT seminar in Providence, RI in September 2012. I think I sent an email asking if I could sign up (silly me…not knowing those seminars fill up faster than a rock concert!). About a week before the seminar I got a call from Martha – asking if I was still interested in the CZT seminar – someone had to drop out and there was space. I couldn’t buy the plane ticket fast enough! It was the most amazing weekend ever! Meeting all the other people as obsessed with this art-form as I am and getting to eat, drink and sleep nothing but Zentangle for three days. I was in HEAVEN and made so many friends!

For more information on becoming a CZT yourself, visit the ZENTANGLES > TEACHING ZENTANGLE page on the top menu bar.

I really like Fiore, it’s one of those tangles that surprises you by what one “seed” square becomes as an overall pattern when placed together in a grid. Shading adds wonderful dimension and as Jana points out the possibilities for variations are “endless”.

As you might have guessed, Jana’s tangle was inspired after seeing the Zentangle newsletter article, Grid (Un)Locked,

about ‘grid seeds’ and the fun that can come from just one grid squareI like the flower that appears after several squares have been filled in. It’s great for shading the overlapping petals. And variations within the petal are endless. The word fiore is Italian for flower.”

Here are Jana’s step-by-step instructions for drawing Fiore, and a lovely completed Zentangle featuring her tangle pattern.

Steps for darwing CZT Jana Rogers' Fiore tangle pattern

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23 comments to How to draw FIORE

  • Thank you for sharing this beauty, Linda and Jana!

  • Barbara

    Wonderful pattern, I’m really going to enjoy doing this one, it’s lovely and clear and open looking.

  • Lisa

    Love the new tangle!!!

  • Carol Samford

    Your fans all think you are a genius– because they only see the whole drawing, not the simple steps taken to get to that amazing TADA!
    Shhhh, let’s don’t give away the secret!
    The first article I saw about zentangle was so awesome I sighed, and turned the page knowing I could never attempt such art. Wellll, the whole world is now one big pattern just waiting for me to draw it. And, heaven forbid I should leave home without my pens! Turn this car around!

  • Tracy

    So lovely with just 4 simple steps!

  • Jana

    Thanks everyone for your kind words! And thanks so much Linda for sharing my pattern on your WONDERFUL site!! What a great resource for all of us.

  • Arwen

    Took me a minute to work it out. I tried to start without a grid. Whoops. Loved it once I grasped it. Very soothing to draw v

  • Anna

    Linda, thanks for all you do; every day my heart lifts a bit when I see your email in my inbox.
    Jana, your story sound just like mine, in that Zentangle was recommended to me by amazon, but only in November 2012, and since then there has been no turning back. After being wait-listed for a while, I now have a spot in October’s CZT Seminar, and am so excited. Looking forward to learning, and connecting with like-minded people, not to mention seeing Rhode Island in the fall!

  • Very nice! The shading really makes it.

  • Peggie Schurch

    What a beautiful tangle, just what I have been looking for, simple to draw, fantastic in effect and takes a hint of colour in the centre outside the block. Have tried it already and am hooked! Many thanks. Peggie Australia

  • Jana, welcome to, and thanks for sharing this beautiful pattern. I’m sure it will become a favorite. And thanks also to Linda for keeping us supplied with all these wonderful tangles on this great site.
    Peace-n-luv,from a fellow CZT#10
    Sue Olsen

  • Tracy

    Love the simplicity. I taught the kids to do it and they were really surprised at the overall look done in such a short and easy set of steps.

  • sue allan

    Beautiful design. Can not believe what beautiful patterns you can draw with just a few lines. Exceptionally clever. Well done.

  • kayleen

    what a beautiful design I to am from Boise

    where the town is full of talents of all kinds

  • Shelley Hessman

    I was so excited to see your tangle posted here– it’s lovely! I also live in the Boise area and, like you, stumbled upon Zentangle around June 2012 shortly after the birth of my baby. I was exhausted with a newborn to care for, but often traded precious napping time for trying my hand at this new “thing” — I was hooked! When I searched for CZTs in our area I was disappointed to see that there were none. Now that I know I have neighbor who is certified, I would love to get more information on how I can connect with you and take a class!

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      Hi Shelley, you can find the link to the list of CZTs in the left sidebar under SOURCE WEBSITES and Jana’s contact information is there.

    • Jana Rogers

      Hi Shelley and Kayleen
      Thanks so much for your kind words and comments. It’s always great to find other people interested in Zentangle in our beautiful city! Please contact me any time. I’m having a class on August 17th if you’d like to come and join in! My email is
      Thanks again!!

  • Sharon Wrench

    I just received this new Tangle and I can’t wait to try it out. A friend introduced me to Zentangle in April, but did not have a chance to try it until May. I was immediately hooked and every day I look forward to seeing a new pattern.

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Jennifer Hohensteiner

    This is a particularly beautiful pattern – so light and airy. I love the way the grid almost disappears beneath the flow of the pattern.

  • C J Long

    I’m new to Zentangle 7-13. I love it! Jana this patern is so easy ! Yet so dramatic! Thanks for sharing.

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