Thursday, April 21, 2011

April Ikebana

Yesterday we had a nice ikebana class - the style was Shoka Shimputai - 3 elements in a straight line in the center of the kenzan.   For mine, I borrowed the teacher's container and used a wonderful gold orchid, an iris leaf and a sprig of burgandy and green euphorbia.   A really simple recipe but a beautiful outcome.  The second picture is a closeup of an incredible tulip from the teacher's garden - it was so full it looked like a peony.  Backed by a trimmed monstera leaf it made a bold statement.

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