Tag: tropicals

Ikebana International Exhibition at the United States National Arboretum

  The annual spring exhibition presented by Washington, D.C. Chapter 1 of Ikebana International begins on Friday, April 3rd at the United States National Arboretum. Today was installation day for the first week of the exhibition. My arrangement with the Sogetsu School of Ikebana is shown above. It features intertwining materials emphasizing line and space. The intertwined materials are wire…

Demonstration for BCC Workshop

Earlier this month I did a demonstration for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Workshop of the Washington,DC Chapter of Ikebana International. They are always such a warm and receptive group and it was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with them. I managed to get some quick photos afterwards and You can see my work below. Now I am getting ready for…

Dreaming of Warmer Weather

I am still waiting for warm spring weather to arrive, it’s a bit cold so I thought I would post some tropical ikebana to warm things up. These were both done for the demonstration last month. Very slowly I am getting things posted, and creating some new work. As always I am searching for inspiration (and warmer weather!).

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 166

This small tropical ikebana was done this evening, I know the large leaf is selloum philodendron but I have no idea what the bloom is. For the next few days I’ll be working with some more tropical materials, perhaps some leaf arrangements. If you haven’t guessed, I am away again and using gathered materials. I also have to spend some…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 116

Heliconia and kiwi vine made a chilly day brighter and seem just a little bit warmer. Maybe the fact that I was daydreaming about a trip to a tropical climate helped things too. My first verson of the arrangement was more vertical, not bad but just not working for me. I thought it would look better with a horizontal element,…