Tag: vines

Wedding Bouquet

This is my garden inspired bouquet, using what I could find still in bloom in the late summer heat. I bought the kale leaves and glued them to the underside of the bouquet to start, and glued a leaf to cover the handle. Flowers were collected and cut from the garden and our potted plants and I got a nice…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 317

Each day I am looking for materials that inspire me, or try to find some element that interests me to use in my work. Today the dried hosta leaf from one of the ikebana arrangements made a few days ago was my starting point. I liked the way it had dried, the shape, the color, the way the veins of…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 298

My preparations for Artomatic continue, so I thought I would post a sneak peek at them. Below are some of the prepared branches, only partially painted with a white primer. At last they have all been sawed(which is something that I believe has contributed greatly to a pinched nerve in my upper back) and the construction of these pieces is…

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 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,…