Tag: driftwood

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 37

For some reason today I chose not to place the sphere I had been working on in the installation spot and instead was drawn to late summer materials to make a smaller piece. I chose some grasses, some bittersweet (still in the green stage), driftwood, hydrangea, a fading hosta leaf and some bright orange/red nandina. Perhaps it was meant to…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 33

At home for the day, before heading back to our retreat. I brought a touch of the bay back with me, a few small pieces of driftwood. In the garden I collected a few fading summer flowers to use. Everything except the driftwood is still fresh. I cut a branch of maple from the tree on our sidestreet, removed all…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 32

This week I have scouted out a few places along the stretch of beach here on the bay outside our artist’s “retreat” to use to make my daily arrangements. It’s a chance to get outside the studio and use things not normally available to me, and with each day I am finding more and more free materials provided by Mother…