Tag: sunflowers

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 323

After a few week hiatus our Sogetsu ikebana class resumed tonight, everyone was eager to get back into our ikebana work. We were given our choice of several materials to work with and asked to choose a lesson based on those materials. I opted for the sunflowers, sanseveria, equisetum and calla lillies to do mass and line. The ikebana was…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 242

Using my own flowers in my ikebana work is so rewarding to me. I give my time and care to the plants by planting , feeding and watering them. In return the plants provide beautiful blooms and foliage for me to use. It’a great relationship that I never tire of. Our warm temperatures the last few days (three 80 degree…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 135

The rose in this arrangment was the inspiration today, the variety name is “Amnesia” and it’s considered a lavender novelty rose. The outer petals are seemingly gray, and that’s where the other materials come in. A piece of sun bleached date palm and a dried sunflower seed head, both of which have a lovely gray tone to them, set off…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 113

A tea bowl is filled with colored and dried materials, I chose to use the colors in the same tonal range as the bowl. White colored kiwi vine, two shades of blue-green dried hydrangea and a dried sunflower. While I love fresh sunflowers I have really grown to love the dried ones so much more. Perhaps it is the texture…

365 Days of Ikebana -Day 81

Some vases or containers are not easy to design in, and this particular vase is one of them. I wanted to revisit it(and I will again and again) to see what I can do with it. It’s a journey of discovery, I’m still trying to learn to see things right brained. Maybe when I find time to dive back into…