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365 Days of Ikebana-Day 353

Today’s arrangment is a bit different, I’m short on flowers and still trying to search for things to work with. The yucca pods are something that I really wanted to use and the open tree trunk had some possibility. I’m still unsure about it, but it was fun to try something different. Ideally I would have chosen different materials and…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 349

After a long trip southwest of DC I arrived late last night at my parent’s house. I was still debating on whether I should have delayed the trip by a week, but it was already planned and I went. Timing is everything, a huge storm hit Washington,DC last night downing trees and power lines and causing a power outtage to…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 328

Obviously this isn’t an ikebana arrangement, it is the altarpiece from a small wedding I did today. After leaving the set up I came home and had a nap and woke up with aches and a fever that climbed to 101.7F. Then later I had chills and more fever, so I am resting as best as I can tonight. I’m…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 322

Today’s ikebana is a move back to my classical Saga Goryu ikebana study, done in class today. It’s a great balance to the more avante garde Sogetsu School, and I think that studying both schools helps me understand ikebana as a whole much better. This arrangement is the Shogonka form and the six main branches represent earth, water, fire, wind,…