Friday, July 18, 2008

ikebana lesson 07/18/2008

(1) Donna, Curve and straight lines.

People often think that there're no shin, soe, and hikae in a free style arrangement. It's not true. Shin, soe, and hikae always exist in an arrangement, except not so obvious. Remember: Shin gives the character of the arrangement--upright, slanting, horizontal, or hanging; Soe gives the depth or defines the space of the arrangement; Hikae often reveal the focal point of the arrangement. In this case, curve lines form the shin, straight lines are soe, Sun flower is the hikae.

(2) Eileen, wall hanging arrangement

(3) Ping

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