My Sogetsu Ikebana class was tonight, so I used it to make my arrangement for today. We were given materials in shades of green to do ikebana using materials in the same tonal range. Lots of possibilities, with lots of materials to use: green button chrysanthemums, iris and nandina foliage, hosta leaves, and amaranthus. The triangular shape of my blue container lent itself to triangular shapes using the iris leaves, and from there I worked to bring the different shades of green together in pleasing design with some open space (which is referred to as “negative space”). Wonderful to return to my studies again after a few weeks out of town.