Tag: leaf manipulation

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 101

One thing I like about being away from home is being able to visit new sources for containers. Thrift store are still a big favorite, as well as different art galleries and craft shops. I spotted this vase in a Goodwill store, a handmade piece(with a small seal signature one the bottom) with a great red iron oxide glaze. Even…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 94

When I do my daily ikebana arrangements I often start with one idea and it progesses into something else, sometimes along the same thought/design process or something altogether different. So here is a glimpse into one of those ideas. I have these lovely gloriosa lilies and I wanted to use them in mass, an easy thing to do, but I…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 93

It’s my first time trying to manipulate palm fronds, they’re simply leaves tied two together at a time. Semi successful, it just needs some more practice, but not bad for a starting point. Like anything it takes time and exploration and experimentation. The handing of the leaves is very zen, and just relaxes me regardless of the outcome. It’s a…

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…