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365 Days of Ikebana-Day 188

Today the Sogetsu Washington,DC branch held a workshop with member demonstrator Yoko Sprague leading the workshop with the theme of “Celebrations in Red and White”. She gave a really creative and interesting demonstration and then members had 30 minutes to create their own ikebana works based on this theme with the materials they had brought themselves. This provided quite a…

Summer Blooms on Exhibit

Today I did an ikebana arrangement for the 2011 Legacy of Mary Sugiyama-Sogetsu Ikebana Exhibition at the United States National Arboretum. I’ve done this show several times before and you can read about last year’s exhibition (and see some photos) on my other blog Sogetsu Atelier . Ths exhibition is a short one last only two days. You can however…

Cool Blue Water

Cool blue water surrounds the Hana Kubari made with a split stem of curly willow branch. Perched across the branch lies chartreuse green mini cymbidium orchid blooms and delicate blue grape hyacinths. It’s a cool relaxing arrangement for a beautiful early spring day.