Tag: moribana

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 100

Hooray, it’s a milestone day for me. Day 100!!!! Only 265 more days to go. Today I did a moribana with grasses that I collected, and I also found some bay berry and small bradford pears. I combined all those materials with the reamining black callas and some red rose buds. Simple but it worked, although I would have loved…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 98

My freestyle moribana for today, just trying to not think about it too much and just do it. Easy to do with such lovely materials. The pink dahlia is courtesy of my partner’s mother, Phyllis, and the white freesia and monstera are from the florist. I’m taking this week to decompress a bit and re-group (but I am still doing…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 84

This morimono is from my Saga Goryu Ikebana class today. The morimono in Saga is largely landscape based and are meant to convey scenes around bodies of water. Fall flowers, persimmons, asters, sumac and others are used to create this arrangement. It’s not bad, but still a little too clumpy and bulky for the container. Since I have been studying…

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 covered piece of driftwood from…