Sunday, December 24, 2017

Arrangements for Holiday Celebration

New Year arrangement
Gold and silver color of Mizuhiki(paper strings)

 Thanksgiving breakfast table arrangement
Office meeting table arrangement for Christmas season

Leaf Manipulation by Ms Yuri Ishizuka

Throughout this demonstration, I keep in mind that although a particular leaf can be manipulated in a variety of ways, but to keep it simple, clean and focused.  It is a compilation of many of the techniques to create with leaves in a contemporary way. Once it is shaped we can use staples,wire, cable ties, or thin double-sided tape to hold the leaf in place.
I hope in the future I could experiment with various different types of leaves.


November  16, 2017  Ikebana International Philadelphia Charter was held a special program Leaf Manipulation by Ms. Yuri Ishizuka; a Senior Professor of Ikenobo School,   the highest Ikenobo diploma- Jun Katoku 15, a Special Teaching Member. She teaches at Nippon Club in NYC and holds workshop at Tiffany DesignStudio. She has also exhibited widely, including at the United Nations, the Metropolitan  Museum of Art and the residents of Japanese Consulate General.

Leaf Manipulation-by me

 I purchased the big leaf philodendron from Ikebana International #71, after demonstrations which was a very good deal buy one get one free . Here was my creativity and to experiment with various different types of leaves.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Sogetsu BuxMont Study Group Second Annual Exhibition-1

Moon Festival
By Chih Huang
By Trina Bayne
Moving On
By Karen Nemeth
Fading Dreams
By Grazynka Shaarani
Don't Give Up
By Sensei Meei-Huey Lin
Autumn Joy
By Lynn Lee

Stand by Me
By June Wu
Pieces for peace
By Mary Swierczynski
Happy Halloween
By Betty Tsai
Success is almost always based on inconveniences -
 by John Mclelland

Yes, that for sure we had been working so hard for this event.
We came to set up on Friday the moment suitcase full of tablecloths and skirts,  screens, bamboo all over on the floor and students were looking for table to place their arrangements.  It was like a magic overnight,  turn out  so beautiful on the exhibition.

Designed by Chih Huang
The Mid Autumn Dream
By Sensei Meei-Huey Lin

This year we have Demonstration , by Sensei Meei-Huey Lin. Workshop by Grazynka Shaarani.
And Raffles by Doris Liu -for fund raising which drawn at 12:30, 2:30, and 4 Pm.

Monday, December 11, 2017

The last cup of coffee with Lorraine

April 15, 2017 after city tour in Okinawa Convention Center for Ikebana International 11 Th World Convention.
I had a chance to drink coffee with Lorraine at coffee shop in convention center, while we waited whole hour for Ikenobo School demonstration. I was curious about you as practitioner of Ikebana. You told me the story that how you met your husband and later fall in love to Ikebana,  I was moved by your life stories. Indeed!
Lorraine, you are in our heart and thoughts. you will be missed by all of us.
In this Exhibit, we were set up a table to delicate Dr. Lorraine Toji and used all of the containers  given by Lorraine's sisters to thanks and memory her.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sogetsu Buxmont Study Group Second Annual Exhibition

In the woods
By Chih Huang
Autumn Eve
By Jessica Milleo
The Pathway Home
By Monica Bookbinder
Indian Summer
By Lynn Lee
'O Sole Mio
By Doris C.  Liu

Life is beautiful
By Doris C. Liu
Natural Wander
By Latitia Chen
New Year
By Hiroko Griffin
Songs from the Tall Grass
By Kennerly Clay

Good Bye Summer
By Grazykka Shaarani
Sogetsu BuxMont Study Group was held Second Annual Exhibition on October 14, 2017.
Presented By Students of Meei-Huey Lin

" The Joy of Ikebana"
The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement
Time:  Saturday, October 14, 2017 11:00 AM- 4:30 PM
Location: Montgomery township Community & Recreation Center

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Bamboo workshop by Soho Sakai,RIJI, AIFD

 In this workshop, participants have to either create containers from the bamboo or use it in other ways in their arrangements.
The  workshop time table is as follows:
Morning : 10:00 am-11:45 am demonstration and arranging
Lunch: 11:45-1:00 pm
Afternoon: 1:00 pm - 2:30 for critiques.
Demo by Sensei Soho Sakai

By Lynn Lee
By Chih Huang
By Sarah Goetz
Demo by Soho Sakai
Demo by Soho Sakai

Ikebana International Philadelphia #71 Demonstration by Soho Sakai, RIJI, AIFD

Ikebana International Philadelphia Chapter 71  was held  "Opening Luncheon Featuring the Sogetsu School" on Thursday, September 28, 2017, 9:00 am-2:00 pm.  Demonstration by Soho Sakai, RIJI, AIFD at Dupont Country Club, Wilmington, DE.
Soho Sakai, a native of Japan, began practicing the ancient Japanese art and discipline of Ikebana in 1957 in Kumamoto, Japan.
Soho Sakai is always in high demand as a demonstrator and floral design for special events. She regularly gives demonstrations for garden clubs, Ikebana International chapters, Sogetsu School Groups, AIFD, and Special organizations worldwide.
After Demonstration, Sensei Soho Sakai held two workshops on September 29,2017 and one Bamboo workshop on September 30,2017.
She  says,"I am very lucky; I love people, flowers, nature, and what I am doing.