Tag: anemone

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 228

Today I gather more of the winged euonymus to use in some designs, and I have placed with it some gypsophila and an anemone. Continuing the study of filler flowers and their use I tried massing the gypsophila into a sort of “cloud” and inserted the anemone in it. Like a puff of smoke or wind with a flower inside.…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 223

Today I turned my exploration of materials towards filler flowers, the types of flowers that in western designs are used to cheaply take up space between more expensive showy blooms. I’m trying to get a different understanding of how I can use them in ikebana. After a trip to the grocery store for some flowers I tried using gypsophilia and…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 222

Some days the ikebana arranging is not so easy, today was one of them. I worked on one design for about 90 minutes, and by the end it looked tortured. In fact it had been. I tried to get the materials to bend to my will, all the quince and other branches had been inserted and taken out and moved…