Friday, November 30, 2007
Basic fixture (cross bar)
angles of shin, soe, and hikae--these are elements make nageire difficult.
Only through practice, you can improve your technique, and feel confident arranging nageire.
(1) Mary, basic upright
(2) Donna C., basic upright
(3) Weiping, 3rd variation, slanting
(4) Donna S., 4th variation, upright
(5) Ping, free
Friday, November 23, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
(1) Jingmei's basic upright moribana, reverse.
(2) Donna's 4th variation.
(3) Keeyen's 3rd variation.
(4) Weiping's 3rd variation.
(5) Eileen's free style.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
The maple leaves didn't last long. I have to change an arrangement so it looks fresh. Here are pictures.
The photos look differently with the overall tune. The gallery has spot lights. If the shutter speed is slower, it captures more warm hue. If faster, the tune turns cooler. (I use digital SLR, Nikon D50, with Nikkor lens, 28-80mm, 1:3.3-5.6.)
Friday, November 2, 2007
(1), (2): No. 3 variation, nageire, by Keeyen and Weiping
(3): Free style, by Donna. In order to show the horizontal lines, you have to keep the vertical lines short.
(4): Free style, by Eileen. Show the vertical lines.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
The Gallery's grand opening will be tomorrow, 11/2/2007, Friday.
I'm honored to be represented by the gallery, considering that I only started to do ceramics about 5 years ago, about same time I started ikebana study. Both, ikebana and ceramics, grow and mutually enrich each other. Please visit the gallery if you have time. There are other veteran ceramic artists' works exhibited.