365 Days of Ikebana -Day 76

It’s October 1st and here in Washington,DC it feels like early November. The temperatures have fallen into the 40’s tonight and it is rainy, not good for trying to get out in the garden in the dark with a flashlight to find floral materials. The studio is chilly too, and winterproofing this early is just not an option. I had to scramble to work on an arrangement late today,and so I picked up the first thing in the studion that caught my imagination. A boomerang shaped piece of driftwood caught my eye and so I started to twist and turn it and let my mind wander as to how it could be used. After a few different vases were tried and rejected I settled on the black striped rust vase as my container. My idea was to do a freestyle arrangement with the drftwood and other materials, so I chose some kiwi vine that was similar in color and had some contrasting circular lines. The photo above is the first version, and I finaly came up wiht a second version that I also liked. I thought I could post them here and get some opinions. Which version do you like better and why?

  2 comments for “365 Days of Ikebana -Day 76

  1. Ursula Kondo
    October 4, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Hi Keith,

    I like the bottom one better. The driftwood shows more interest, it has a dark hole at the top left side and also a little indentation at the far right end. Also I like the upward facing Kiwi better than the downward facing one.

    I am enjoying your work and the comments. A great learning experience for us too.

    Thanks.
    Ursula

  2. Keith
    October 4, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I’m with you Ursula, I like the bottom one better too!

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