Tag: dried flowers

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 317

Each day I am looking for materials that inspire me, or try to find some element that interests me to use in my work. Today the dried hosta leaf from one of the ikebana arrangements made a few days ago was my starting point. I liked the way it had dried, the shape, the color, the way the veins of…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 300

Hooray, it’s day 300 of my project! This afternoon I worked on my installation at Artomatic, the nearly completed piece is shown below. I still have a lot of work to do to finish up tomorrow, but for today I am pretty happy with what I have done so far. My space is pretty large and I wanted to do…

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…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 242

Using my own flowers in my ikebana work is so rewarding to me. I give my time and care to the plants by planting , feeding and watering them. In return the plants provide beautiful blooms and foliage for me to use. It’a great relationship that I never tire of. Our warm temperatures the last few days (three 80 degree…