Friday, April 24, 2009

Ikebana lessons 04/24/2009

(1), (2), (3): Eileen

(4): Momoe

(5): Wei

(6), (7): Sandy

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ikebana lessons 04/17/2009

(1), (2), Janelle, free style

(3) Eileen, free style

(4) Wei, mass and lines

(5) Eileen, Wei, free style

(6), (7), Sandy, free style (2 views)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ikebana lessons 04/10/2009

(1), (2) Kelly: No. 7 and No. 8 variations

(3) Sandy, No. 8 variation

Kelly's No. 8 variation is the combination of Basic slanting and No. 4 upright. Sandy's No. 8 is the combination of basic slanting and No. 2 upright. In both cases, the upright part is placed behind the slanting part.

Studying No. 8 variation prepares us for large scale free style. In No. 8 variation, we have two shins and two hikaes (at least, soe can be left out from time to time.) How to bring them into harmony, visually not competing each other, or departing each other, we need to move two parts to different placements and observe which composition is the best. Don't be afraid to set them apart, or bring them close. Watch closely, why certain placements work and others don't work.

(4) Wei: Mass expression

(5) Eileen

(6) Yuko

(7) Linda

(8) Momoe

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Ikebana lessons 04/03/2009

(1) Nan: intertwine, curly willow, gypsophilia and roses

(2) Sandy: intertwine, NZ flax leaves, cherry blossom

(3) Eileen: intertwine, curly willow, gypsophilia, palm leave, and oncidium

(4) Yuko: intertwine, NZ flax leaves, oncidium

(5), (6) Yuko: special occasion/baby's birthday (two views), cherry blossom, gypsophilia, and roses

(7), (8) Mei and her sister: basic and No. 2 variation

(9) Coni: floating arrangement, NZ flax leaves, oncidium