Monday, February 25, 2008

ikebana lesson 02/22/2008

(1) Eileen: free style

(2) Donna S.: free style

(3) Donna C.: No. 2 variation, upright, nageire

(4) Trudy: Basic upright

(5) Muriel: Basic upright, reverse

Matsuri Festival 2/23-24/2008 (2)

Matsuri Festival 2/23-24/2008 (1)

Birthday Party Flowers

I was assigned for the floral design for a birthday party. The main flowers would be red roses. I could use anything else I wanted. Within the budget, I used 3 tall vases, 9 hydrangea, some curly willow branches, seeded eucalyptus, and a bunch of genista.

Friday, February 15, 2008

ikebana lesson 02/15/2008 (2)

(1) Jingmei, No 1 Variation, upright, nageire

(2) Weiping, No. 4 Variation, slanting, nageire

(3) May, Basic upright, nageire

ikebana lesson 02/15/2008

(1) Mary, free style

(2) Donna C., No. 2 Variation

(3), (4), (5): Chari, Muriel, and Jingmei's friend, Basic upright


Aspidistra is a very common green leave, yet very versatile. It provides infinite possibilities for its arrangement. Here are a few successful examples (1, 2) done by Eileen in the class. I did (3) last week in preparation for a demonstration coming soon.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Eileen's Phoenix Art Museum arrangement

ikebana lesson 02/08/2008

(1) Mary

(2) Eileen

(3) Weiping

(4) Connie

(5) May

My first iron piece

Finally I welded a few steel rods together to form a simple sculpture piece last night. Today, a few students had fun arranging ikebana with it.

(1), (2): Ping

(3): Eileen

(4): Weiping

(5): Mary

Phoenix Art Museum exhibition 2008