Thursday, October 14, 2010


I have restarted my ikebana studies with Kyoko Petersen in Vienna, VA. Kyoko is a talented ikebana artist and I have a lot to learn from her. Each lesson is different, although we often repeat lessons. This past week we did an arrangement in the upright moribana fashion. The subtlety of ikebana is an interesting aspect for me - so much the opposite of the mass arrangements of which I am so fond. These are two pieces I made yesterday. The top photo includes monstera leaves and kiwi branches with lavender and green poms and some oak leaf hydrangea leaves. For the second piece I used Chesapeake viburnum leaves and the same mums.

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