Tag: sunflowers

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 63

Autumn leaves called me today, and I collected them one by one. They were massed on a branch to create a hana kubari (flower holder) and a sinble sunflower was placed in it. The branch created a contrasting movement to the self made vase I used. It’s a simple arrangement really, but it captures the feeling of a crisp autumn…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 62

My daily work keeps drifting back to leaf manipulation, it’s a really dynamic way to add an interesting and different element to designs. Today I started altering a banana leaf to see if I could make it work, but I was trying too hard to make it fit with the arrangement I had started. I’m slowing learning to bend to…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 43

Again today I used the sunflowers that came down during Hurricane Irene in my ikebana arrangement. I’m still drawn to the muted grays and earth tones of late summer and the beach colors but wanted to add a touch of color. It will soon be time for the vibrant reds, yellows and oranges of fall and I can’t wait. Maybe…

365 Days of Ikebana -Day 42

Hurricane Irene is history, and I have photos that I tried without luck to post. However I will say that it was an interesting evening, one of the windows in the house we were staying in was shattered by a wind blown tree branch around 8PM last night. As were were trying to cover it( contractor trash bags and duct…