Tag: WashingtonDC

Floral Variations

This is an arrangement I did for the Independent Floral Designers Association table at Potomac Floral for their annual flower show in March. I thought it would be a good chance to do something that was ikebana inspired using a basic ceramic container and floral foam. My only limitation was that it could be no more that a foot wide,…

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…

Workshop with Hitomi Gilliam

Many years ago I took a great course learning european floral design techniques at the AFS Education Center (now Teleflora) in Oklahoma City, OK. It was a great experience, and at the time it was suggested to me that I should study with one of the other designers who taught design classes there, and her name was Hitomi Gilliam. I…

Ikebana International Exhibition at the U.S. National Arboretum

Today the third and last exhibition installation of ikebana by the Washington,DC Chapter of Ikebana International opened at the U.S. National Arboretum. All of the ikebana arrangements are on view from 10AM until 4PM thru Monday, April 21. At the exhibition you can see the piece I did using bamboo, colored contorted filbert branches, craspedia, mosses, and aspidistra leaves.

Ikebana at The Art League Gallery

Thursday night The Art League Galley opened the Biennial Ikebana Exhibition featuring works of art by Art League artists paired with ikebana artists from the Washington, DC Sogetsu Ikebana branch. Frederick and I went to Alexandria to install my piece in the afternoon, most of the other ikebana artists were done and my spot was ready and waiting for me…

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 349

After a long trip southwest of DC I arrived late last night at my parent’s house. I was still debating on whether I should have delayed the trip by a week, but it was already planned and I went. Timing is everything, a huge storm hit Washington,DC last night downing trees and power lines and causing a power outtage to…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 246

Once again I thought I wanted to try working with some gypsophila, a material that I still don’t quite understand. It’s an unruly puff of tiny white blooms that I keep trying to use in a pleasing way. maybe it’s that I need to just keep at it until I “get it” . That’s probably the best way to get…