Tag: pine

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 230

This sweet Japanese vase was brought home to me today by Frederick, so I had to use it right away. It has a great white glaze with some greenish spots, whiich led to my use of green(pine needles) and white(hellebore) to match the vase colors. The pine needles are used as the mechanics to hold the hellebore in place. Many…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 224

This is the view during my Saga ikebana class today, we were all working on seaside landscapes with pine and sand. It was interesting to work on moribana/landscape designs although a bit difficult to wrap my head around the connection between both at the same time. But it was a great class, reminding me how much more I have to…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 146

Out of necessity and fatigue I made this small floral offering for view tonight. It’s easy, but just want I needed to do when I am this tired. The timing of the holidays, being so busy and having this project to do are all colliding. Temperatures in the 30’s in the studio don’t help much either (but they do make…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 145

Another attempt at “simplified expression”, this time I pared it down to try to get the feel I wanted. It’s close, but still not quite what I wanted. Getting that feeling of simple grace and ease with a few materials is a lot of work and just not that easy. However I have a better idea of what it should…

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…