Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spring is in The Air

Spring is definitely here! Two arrangements I made in MeeiHuey Sensei's class on March 22.
1) Spring is in the air: The bare branch looked like it is being swept away by the harsh Winter wind, with the Spring flowers coming along just on time.
2) An arrangement using Bamboo: Black pine and plum flower arranged with three bamboo sticks, vertical style. It 's simple and as fresh as Spring.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Class for March

Hata Sensei's class for March were:
1) Variation #3 Upright Style Nageire
Practiced the skill of fixing the branch in Nageire (long tall container) to be in the right angle or degrees.
Wild cheery blossom, Daffodil and green
2) Freestyle: All green arrangement (Glass container optional)
Trifoliate orange, mum, leched branch,Leucodendron and green
Sensei's demo with all green leaves and carnation
3) In a Suiban without Kenzan: I want to point it out here that I should not use driftwood to secure the branches. I did this arrangement many times before, I just wanted to try something different. Sensei said it's a no no!
Sensei's demo, showing the water is important 
My arrangement, driftwood used as kenzan, should not be allowed. 
In this class, there is no way that I can take a good picture. I have to apologize for that, because there is no background behind the arrangement. But I like to post all the arrangements here as my record of my work, also as my monthly journal.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Using Left Over Materials from Flower Show

After I broke down my arrangement at the end of the first rotation in the Philadelphia flower show. I want to use the leftover materials, they were still fresh. And I have this interesting one piece of wood stick which I like very much. So I chose a ceramic container with hole (see below), the stick went through it as a structure and arranged it with flowers for another different arrangement. (3/8/2016)

Monday, March 21, 2016

2016 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show (6)

This is my last post for the flower show. This was my second time hosting the Ikebana exhibit for the show, and it was the third and last rotation for the Ikebana display.
This was an educational display to show different techniques.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

2016 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show (5)

The first four pictures are the image of the national parks which I don't know the name. I will leave this for your imagination.

Medium size window niche
Large size window niche

All the boxes are made with seeds, dried plants and flowers etc.

Friday, March 18, 2016

2016 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show (4)

The beautiful Japanese flowers, plants and Bonsai, displayed and introduced the first time here at the flower show, tried to promote their high quality products to the International market.

Gloriosa lily, Sweet pea, Ranunculus, Scabiosa and many others.
More than 50 year old Japanese black pine
Flowering Bougainville 


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

2016 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show (3)

The first three pictures below are art made with pressed flowers and plants. They're so amazing and beautiful!