Tag: equisetum

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 295

I’ve been busy preparing a piece for Artomatic, more details will be posted in the next week. For now I can say my work will be on the 2nd floor (as will be the work of my partner Frederick ) and I am still busy with the construction and installation. Artomatic is the Washington, DC area’s one-of-a-kind art extravaganza, involving…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 217

Perhaps today is not my best effort, but it was nice to play with the materials and get something to photograph. I thought about it all day long, not feeling inspired I decided to just grab some materials and work. It’s mostly color work with pink(the quince and hyacinth) and green(hypericum berries and equisetum. To hold the flowers in place…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 108

More manipulation of materials today, working once again with the equisetum. At some point I realized I had done too much manipulation on the equisetum, but I think it is necessary to see how far you can take it. This is the only way you can learn what works and what doesn’t and to discover new ways to work with…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 68

For today’s ikebana arrangmetn I chose to re-use the manipulated equisetum form again, it’s still in good shape today and the inspiration struck. It’s always nice to show variations and how the same materials or form can be used in different ways. I used a different container, and added a single dried aspidistra leaf and yellow billy ball. Fresh aspidistra…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 53

Photography was a bit of a struggle today, it’s really gray, rainy and overcast so there is very little natural light. I used an overhead light that casts a shadow downward and helps the general effect of the design. This half moon vase is really fun and I wanted to be able to show it without overwhelming it with materials.…