Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wednesday ikebana

Yesterday we made arrangements in the shoka shimputai style.  Our teacher has a black pussy willow plant in her yard and I used those branches with gold cymbidum orchids and some small eucalyptus twigs.  You can hardly go wrong with such strong elements.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Basket design

I made a little arrangement in a basket the other day.  I have little call for this type of thing but it is always fun to work on something like this.  Pink roses, novelty carnations, white tulips, white filler, pink larkspur and 3 types of foliage. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dinner party at Holton

On Sunday I made a few arrangements for a dinner party at Holton.  We used the Holton plaid for tablecloths and I used flowers that would go with the colors in the design:  blue iris, Vendela and Golda roses, some rolled gold speckled leaves and a little seeded eucalyptus.  I never tire of this type of arrangement - it may not be a design breakthrough, but it is always pretty.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ikebana Class

Today in ikebana class we made some shapes with wood veneer and used those shapes as part of our arrangement.  I used an anthrium flower and crocodyllus foliage rolled and unrolled.