Tag: Hana-Dome

Dancing Into Spring

A step in the right direction with one of my favorite springtime flowers, tulips! This is one of the arrangements I did during my demonstration of ikebana last month for the wonderful ladies of the Calvert Garden Club. I used one of my Hana dome constructions made of cherry and two low triangle containers in white and brown with a…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 365

It’s the 365th day of my project at last. When I started this project a year ago I had my doubts about whether or not I could make it beyond a month or two. Over the many months I have learned to create daily, good or bad, to just make it happen as part of my daily routine. It been…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 357

Two things I have in abundance here at my parents house, branches and beautiful hydrangeas. To make the Hana-dome for this ikebana I used only branches that had fallen in storms during the last week. I’m hoping that the dahlias will have blooms soon, and the garden may yield more flowers after the rains that started tonight. During the last…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 235

Here is a different version of the hana dome with winged euonymus that I made for the demo on Wednesday. I wanted to try it again with diferent materials, so this time I used lots of yellow craspedia. The piece is tall so it is harder to photograph in my tiny studio, luckily it wasn’t too tall. I’m thinking of…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 234

Today I had the pleasure of presenting a hana dome demonstration and workshop for the Ikebana International Alexandria Workshop. After demonstrating three arrangements I worked with the 20 workshop participants learing how to build their own hana dome or flower fixtures with branches and wire. I thought everyone enjoyed the workshop, and I hope they take some inspiration from what…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 77

A bouquet of flowers from the farmer’s market was the starting poing ot the ikebana arrangement I made today. The bouquet was filled with a spectrum of colors, as well as different shapes and textures. It was little overhelming, and I had to either select a few stems or figure out how to make it all work together. I selected…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 11

Day 11 of my 365 Days of Ikebana brought me a chance to have a “do over” of a piece I did earlier in the spring. I used the same purple vase and the Hana Dome (flower fixture) I had made of cherry branches for the original design, and chose some flowers. I have an interesting whorled leaf begonia that…