Tag: driftwood

Found and Collected

Autumn days are growing shorter. The time has passed much too quickly and I have a few photos to share, starting with this one featuring bittersweet (one of my favorite materials). The inspiration for this arrangement came after reading Dutch floral artist Gerd Verschoor’s book “Beyond Flowers, Collecting and Arranging Natural Objects”. In this book I found a kindred spirit…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 295

I’ve been busy preparing a piece for Artomatic, more details will be posted in the next week. For now I can say my work will be on the 2nd floor (as will be the work of my partner Frederick ) and I am still busy with the construction and installation. Artomatic is the Washington, DC area’s one-of-a-kind art extravaganza, involving…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 190

The only fresh material I had today to work with was the “Mickey Mouse” anthuriums from Saturday’s workshop. I had a long list of things to do today, and I really should have put getting some fresh flowers and foliage at the top. But sometimes you have to work with what you have, and I did. I have a great…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 165

The last rose of the year from the garden, hard to believe that it’s possible this late in December. One of my new containers is a mid century Russell Wright piece (given to me by Frederick and his mother Phyllis), I believe it is a vegetable bowl, and I thought I should use it today. I added bits of cedar…

365 Days of Ikebana -Day 42

Hurricane Irene is history, and I have photos that I tried without luck to post. However I will say that it was an interesting evening, one of the windows in the house we were staying in was shattered by a wind blown tree branch around 8PM last night. As were were trying to cover it( contractor trash bags and duct…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 40

My inspiration for today was the bay/beach, maybe it’s seeing it every day on the retreat or the impending winds/rain of hurricane Irene that influenced me. I wanted something with a very beachy feel and some lightness to it. The pampas grass (courtesy of Juanita’s yard) gives a bright and airy feeling, and the barnacle covered piece of driftwood from…