Tag: moribana

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 296

This horizontal moribana was done tonight after my last yoga class (which has been absolutely fantastic). Many thanks to my wonderful and awesome teachers Jen and Liz for expanding my horizons and sharing their love of yoga with me. It has taught me about being grounded and helped me so much to continue my daily ikebana work.

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 141

From my Sogetsu ikebana class tonight, ikebana using only branch material. My sensei brought us branches of dirrerent evergreens and some red and green roses and asked us to choose a lesson from either book 3 or 4 of the Sogetsu textbooks. I choose to use the evergreens to do an arrangement with only branch materials since it seemed like…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 140

The theme of holiday ikebana continues today with traditional colors once again. I reused the red branch from yesterday and I added more pine and some white chrysanthemums. Not only are white chrysanthemums elegant and somewhat traditional for the Christmas season, they are long lasting as well. So now I need to think about some more designs for the holiday…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 129

Back to the very beginning today, and by that I mean back to the very first arrangment in the Sogetsu ikebana curriculum. Basic upright style is the basis of Sogetsu ikebana. It’s where we learn to measure length of line, placement of branches and flowers and how they relate to each other. Even if it is a basic design it…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 102

My busy vacation day included looking for flowers, no flower shop nearby so I had to resort to the grocery store. I kept telling myself that it is a challenge and that ultimately I should be able to produce ikebana with any material. I chose the football chrysanthemums for color, seasonal relatabilty and the fact that they were the best…