365 Days of Ikebana-Day 137

What do you get when you have no materials to make ikebana? A challenge! I meant to get flowers today, but I had too many other things going on and forgot. So for my arrangement I had to see what I could pull together. I had a nice branch of driftwood that my partner Frederick had brought back from the bay for me, so I thought it would make a nice starting point. There was one single bloom of “Leonidas” rose, nice with the blue vase I picked out and the driftwood. Then a manipulated aspidistra leaf to make it complete. So here is my design tonight “Leaf, branch and flower”.

  2 comments for “365 Days of Ikebana-Day 137

  1. frederick
    December 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I LOVE this one. The drift wood looks great like I knew it could but its so good with the gray vase which is one of my favorites. This arrangement is an amazing feat of creativity.

  2. Jimmy
    February 11, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Love this!!! The horizontal positioning of the driftwood is ingenious and the aspidistra’s manipulation mimics the driftwood’s curved aesthetic. The openness of the rose breeds a quiet solemnity that’s anchored by the whole ensemble. Great work!

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