365 Days of Ikebana-Day 215

Some of the materials from two days ago, narcissus and lily grass, have been reworked for today’s ikebana. I am anxiouly awaiting the narcissus in the garden to start blooming so I can use the different varieties in combination. A short walk in the nearby monastery was great for viewing early spirng camellias, snowdrops and […]

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 40

My inspiration for today was the bay/beach, maybe it’s seeing it every day on the retreat or the impending winds/rain of hurricane Irene that influenced me. I wanted something with a very beachy feel and some lightness to it. The pampas grass (courtesy of Juanita’s yard) gives a bright and airy feeling, and the barnacle […]

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. […]