Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Friday, January 25, 2008

Ikebana lesson 01/25/2008

(1) Donna S.: No. 6 variation, upright, moribana

(2) Donna S.: No. 4 variation, slanting, moribana

(3) Coni: Basic upright, nageire

(4) Weiping: free style

(5) Eileen: Free style

West Valley Art Museum Ikebana Exhibition

(1), (2) Ping

(3) Eileen

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New Container, New Arrangement

I made the container last year. Inside is the smooth round cylinder with black glaze. Outside layer is the rough surfaced square box fired with black iron oxide. I made two pieces separately. Then, I cut one side of the box, and placed the cylinder inside. The interesting contrast was achieved.
The container itself has a very strong feature. Keep in mind to show the ceramic container when arranging flowers. You need strong materials. I found the red berries from my neighbor's back yard. So I used them. No need to add anything else.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Ikebana lesson 01/17/2008

(1) Donna C.: No.1 slanting, Nageire

(2) Mary: No.1 slanting, Nageire

(3) Donna S.: No.5 slanting, reverse, moribana

(4) Coni: Basic upright, reverse

(5) Eileen: free style

Nandina--Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina, in Japanese (written in Chinese characters), is "Southern Heaven", or "Southern Sky". With the same pronunciation but in different characters, it also refer to "Difficulty change". So, Nandina is a good material for good fengsui. People use it in different occasions, hoping difficult time passing, good fortune coming.

(1) Weiping, No 4 variation, Nageire.

(2) Ping, free style, based on No 4 variation.

Friday, January 11, 2008

ikebana lesson 01/11/2008 (II)

(1) Donna C.: No.1 Variation, slanting, moribana.

(2) Mary: No. 2 Variation, upright, moribana

(3) Coni: Basic upright, moribana

(4) Meredith: Basic upright, moribana

(5) Eileen: free style

ikebana lesson 01/11/2008 (I)

Congratulations to Keeyen, Donna, and Weiping for receiving their first Sogetsu Ikebana certifications.

digital photography workshop (4) Japanese Friendship Garden

digital photography workshop (3) Japanese Friendship Garden

Friday, January 4, 2008

Ikebana lesson 01/04/2008 (II)

(1) Jingmei: Basic slanting, moribana

(2) Eileen: free style

(3) Eileen: free style

(4) Ping: free style