Tag: dried flowers

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 232

My design today is using dried, fresh, and unconventional materials. The packing material is one that has fascinated me for a while, so today when I came across some I brought it home to use. AfterI looking at it and twisting, folding and manipulating the shape I had an idea. A dried stem of strelitzia seemed so be a good…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 180

After working on an arrangement which might be more expected today, I chose to strip it down and go in another direction. It’s different, not what I’d call a “pretty” arrangement but more in the direction I want my work to go. Playing with the elements today was more of an exploration of what they are, and how they can…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 135

The rose in this arrangment was the inspiration today, the variety name is “Amnesia” and it’s considered a lavender novelty rose. The outer petals are seemingly gray, and that’s where the other materials come in. A piece of sun bleached date palm and a dried sunflower seed head, both of which have a lovely gray tone to them, set off…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 113

A tea bowl is filled with colored and dried materials, I chose to use the colors in the same tonal range as the bowl. White colored kiwi vine, two shades of blue-green dried hydrangea and a dried sunflower. While I love fresh sunflowers I have really grown to love the dried ones so much more. Perhaps it is the texture…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 91

There are some materials that I am drawn to over and over again, two are in this arrangement. The trifoliate orange with it’s spiny thorns and shape, and the yellow craspedia so small and round. I love them both so much, and I am finding more and more ways to re-use and get more familiar with them. Along with the…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 74

The mere mention of dried flowers brings visions to some of old fashioned 60s or 70’s arrangements that your mother or grandmother had at home. Filled with various dried fillers and often in colors that just were not natural (nor pleasing) in any way. Often designed in some almost Colonial American stiff formal style, no real freedom or movement. I…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 50

Day 50! It’s hard to believe that I have been doing an ikebana arrangement every day for 50 days. I still have a lot more to go, but so far it’s going great. Some days the arrangement is easy and some days it’s not. Today wasn’t so much of a struggle, but more of a progression of ideas and some…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 3

The arrangement is simple, really almost too simple but I like it. Part of this project is to grow and make more complex/out of the box work, and by the end I hope to accomplish that goal. 365 Days of Ikebana is all about growth and doing the work daily, and today I have done the daily part.