Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Hata Sensei class in April - Japanese Narcissus (lesson1) and composition with Curved Line (lesson2)

Lesson 1): Japanese Narcissus ( book 5 )
How to do Hagumi: "Rub the Narcissus sheath to soften it and pull out the flower stem, the inner leaves and outer leaves to part them. Then rearrange these parts with due attention paid to getting the height difference between the flower stem and the leaves as well as the direction of the leaves".
So, Sensei brought Narcissus to everyone, $5 dollars a bunch. She taught us how to do Hagumi.
I also brought some daffodils from my garden. Miniature and regular kind, see below:
My arrangement
Hata Sensei's domo arrangement
midoli Sensei's arrangement

Lesson 2): Composition with Curved Line - Sensei show us how to bent the pussy willow
Hata Sensei's demo arrangement 
My curved line composition
 Sensei's comment: change brighter container will be perfect

Two or More containers- Lesson 3

Lesson 3): Two or More Containers
I thought it would be unique! A white, tall ceramic Japanese vase and a black, moon shaped metal  container combined together as a whole arrangement that was my first idea design.
The materials for both containers were Japanese quince and Japanese white pine. I cut them from my back garden. 

Friday, April 19, 2019

Free Style Using Japanese Quince

The container has a wide open mouth. I used a piece of tree root as a fixing structure in order to put other materials in place without difficulty.
Material: Japanese quince, daffodile, pine and black painted branch
Container: Red and black ceramic vase

Composition of Surfaces by Using Leaves

There are five Magnolia trees in my yard. Their leaves have two colors on both sides, front and back. They are evergreen, and their leaves are shiny all year long. Their big white flowers are very pretty and fragrant, but short lived. I use the leaves for my arrangement, "Composition of Surfaces by Using Leaves." and the flower is a daffodil.