365 Days of Ikebana-Day 9


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.

  2 comments for “365 Days of Ikebana-Day 9

  1. Pharoah
    July 30, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Where I can buy the beautiful triangular vase in USA? It gives a very unique effect! Nice!

  2. Keith
    July 31, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I’ve tried to find a source for the triangular vase in the USA with no luck. I bought mine used, and it was bought thru the Sogetsu Ikebana school. Your best bet would be to try looking on EBay or Etsy, as these occasionally come up for austion. You may also be albe to order one thru Kika Shibata http://www.ikebana-arts.com/store/store.htm, I think she might be able to custom order one for you.

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