Tag: vines

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…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 80

My bittersweet vine theme continues for one more day, I was inspired by this bowl I received from my partner last month for my birthday. I turned it upside down and used the holes in it to build the ikebana. Kiwi vines as the base and a mass of bittersweet vines on the other side. I had a single chinese…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 79

My physical and mental feeling is heavy tonight, very tired and I need to catch up on some rest. So for my arrangement I wanted to convey a feeling of being light and lifted on air. Some bittersweet from last night’s class and a bit a balloon vine combines to create such a feeling.

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 58

This arrangement was inspired by one of the lessons from the Sogetsu textbook, it’s a newer lesson added when the textbooks were updated a few years ago. “Intertwining Plant Materials” is the lesson, and a bit of a challenge. It’s just not easy to get a bunch of vines to look “right”. My arrangement took several attemps, adding bittersweet and…