365 Days of Ikebana-Day 43

Sunflowers and colored trifoliate orange

Again today I used the sunflowers that came down during Hurricane Irene in my ikebana arrangement. I’m still drawn to the muted grays and earth tones of late summer and the beach colors but wanted to add a touch of color. It will soon be time for the vibrant reds, yellows and oranges of fall and I can’t wait. Maybe some different textures and combinations of flowers, branches and berries, so much to choose from in fall tones. My project of doing ikebana for a year is on day 43 today, and I have to admit that it is becoming a welcome habit. There are still a lot of days left to finish and my hope is to make this a sustainable habit to do each day thru the year and beyond.

  2 comments for “365 Days of Ikebana-Day 43

  1. Kate
    August 30, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I applaud your efforts of doing an ikebana arrangement daily. Your flower combinations are beautiful and an inspiration. I do 12 arrangements at a zen center bi-weekly and sometimes feel like it is overwhelming, and then I get going and recognize the joy I feel in creating. I wonder why I’d not want to do this!

    Enjoy the journey!

  2. Keith
    August 30, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Thanks Kate! I would definately recommend doing an arrangement a day, it helps with the flow of ideas and keeps me wanting to do more. I’d love to see your arrangements from the zen center!!

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