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Winter is Melting Away

At last spring is on the horizon, after a bit of snow yesterday(and a snowstorm that thankfully never came to fruition). Today was perfect to revisit my Sogetsu Ikebana lesson from this past Monday’s class, works with ice. The lesson was fun, but I wanted to try it again and get a better result. For the class I tried to…

Garden Gleanings

Another day of working with materials gleaned from the garden. It is an attempt to try to be more conscious about using seasonal, locally and sustainably grown materials. This is one of my resolutions for this year and beyond and has been greatly inspired by the book “The 50 Mile Bouquet”. It was a Christmas gift from my partner Frederick,…

Bring in the New

A new year has begun, with it my resolution to do more ikebana. Something small to start the year (using one of my many new vases received at Christmas, this redwood vase is from Mrs. Ham), it is great to use materials foraged from the garden. My walk with Frederick today was a chance to see what else might be…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 365

It’s the 365th day of my project at last. When I started this project a year ago I had my doubts about whether or not I could make it beyond a month or two. Over the many months I have learned to create daily, good or bad, to just make it happen as part of my daily routine. It been…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 361

All day today it has rained, so that made it more difficult to get out and find materials to use. However my Mom brought home a huge palm from the grocery store this morning for me to use(hooray and thanks Mom!). So now I have palm to practice braiding, and that is what I did. I only did the one…