Friday, July 31, 2009
(1) Wei, fig branches, kensan nashi, Fig tree branches
(2), (3), (4) Millie
Millie is from Virginia. She traveled with her husband to CA. On their way back, they stayed in Phoenix for a couple of days, so she can take a few lessons. Well done.
The key in kensan nashi (without kensan), you need to find the point to maintain balance. One way to find the balance point is to create one. Let branches lean against each other and create a slight tension between them. Two much tension will lead to distortion and the branches will twist and turn over. If no tension, the branches will just fall down.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
(1) Sandy: Consider the color of the container.
Red glass container, red hanging amaranthus, kiwi vine (dry, gold colored), dry bird of paradise, lily.
(2), (3), Wei: free style. Pussy willow, amaranthus, snap dragon, ceramic container.
(4) Kelly, vertical arrangement.
(5) Yuko, free style
(6) Linda, No. 2 variation, upright