Tag: balloon flower

Giving Thanks

With Thanksgiving Day being celebrated here in the United States tomorrow I wanted to share my gratitude with you. This arrangement of aspidistra, balloon flower and a pear suggests to me abundance. It’s rich in color and texture, and it is just enough to give me a feeling of being full and satisfied. That’s true abundance, and I an very…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 342

Today I did a little more work on braiding palm leaves, this time with phoenix palm. It has a very small leaf, interesting to work with but I think the areca palm I uesed a few days ago works much better. However I did learn more about how to do the braiding, so I will call it a success. Now…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 62

My daily work keeps drifting back to leaf manipulation, it’s a really dynamic way to add an interesting and different element to designs. Today I started altering a banana leaf to see if I could make it work, but I was trying too hard to make it fit with the arrangement I had started. I’m slowing learning to bend to…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 22

It’s hard to believe that I am on day 22 of my project: a year of daily ikebana arrangements. One of our two banana trees provided me with some inspiration today, I wanted to so something with some leaves to show their surface. I cut two of the reddish banana leaves and shaped them in the low suiban I had…