Tag: branches

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 306

This piece is a true balancing act, the pencil heliconias playing together one firmly in place, and the other just holding on held by a bit of dried palm. It much like building a house of cards sometimes, perhaps the precarious placing of flowers is a big part of the thrill. These arrangements often fall, and fall, and fall again…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 298

My preparations for Artomatic continue, so I thought I would post a sneak peek at them. Below are some of the prepared branches, only partially painted with a white primer. At last they have all been sawed(which is something that I believe has contributed greatly to a pinched nerve in my upper back) and the construction of these pieces is…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 252

AT my Saga ikebana class today we continued to do moribana landscapes, each one is based on a location in the different temperate zones from nothern to southern Japan. Today’s landscape is supposed to depict a view from a river gorge bank across the rushing waters to the other side. Cherry branches, asters, wild rose foliage and solidago are used…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 246

Once again I thought I wanted to try working with some gypsophila, a material that I still don’t quite understand. It’s an unruly puff of tiny white blooms that I keep trying to use in a pleasing way. maybe it’s that I need to just keep at it until I “get it” . That’s probably the best way to get…