Tag: nagiere

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 126

The Bradford pear branches are in full color today, so I clipped some on my walk today. I’ve waited for the leaves to turn, and the cold weather earlier in the week helped speed that process along. The arrangement is done in two containers, both designs relate to each other to form one arrangement. I removed lots of leaves to…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 124

Hooray! I think that I have my groove back, today’s ikebana arrangement seems to confirm that too. Manipulated curly willow branches and rust/red chrysanthemums were used to make this fall nagiere. This is what an arrangement with chrysanthemums should look like. Only a few were needed, and there is some interesting negative space created with the willow and placement of…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 104

The first part of my post today is about the stem of foliage seen above, it was the mystery foliage in the grocery store bouquet yesterday. Does anybody recognize this foliage? It’s very tender, and weirdly alomst plastic. On first glance (and second and third glance) it almost looks like a plastic piece of foliage from any cheap floral department…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 103

My quest to find flowers on my vaction has led me to grocery stores, and I have written about it in the last few days. Dyed flowers, bad/limited selection, that sort of thing. Today I gave Trader Joe’s grocery store a try, and surprise it had a nice little section of flowers (not a dyed flower in sight) they were…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 99

This week I am actually away on a vacation, trying to unwind and to also get re-energized. It’s also a bit of a challenge for this project since I am doing arrangements while I am away. So far, so good as there are interesting materials growing and they are seasonal too. These gorgeous hawthorne berries were a delight to use…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 73

Reusing the pomegranate branch from Sunday’s class I made this nagiere arrangement. The branch has been stripped of it’s leaves so that I could give the feeling of a later part of autumn. Bare driftwood, a fading yellow hosta, and some balloon vine are the elements I used to finish the design. Nice movement, and a gentle feel of autumn.…