Earlier in the week I promised my sensei that I would continue to work on my weaving and leaf manipulation practice. Today I used the only palm leaf I had to do this piece for today’s ikebana, not perfect but still a pretty good start. With the woven palm leaf I used a stem of crocosmia from the garden (hooray for a color other than hot pink!) and made this piece I really like. I had to work quickly to do the photo because the temperature in the studio was 104 degrees (down from the 107 earlier in the afternoon, both temperatures were with a fan on).
Tomorrow I may go get some teepee or palm to try some more weaving, I still have a lot to do!