Sunday, August 15, 2010

An Evening of Ikebana,Calligraphy,and Tea Ceremony

Tea Ceremony presented by Betty Tsai
2 Calligraphy presented by Helen Lu
Flower arrangement presented by Meei-huey Lin
This was a fabulous exhibition and successful programs, indeed. Everybody did the great job. People who came early saw all the flower arrangements first, and later enjoyed three programs with appetizers and tea. You enriched yourself with the different culture and philosophy of east and west through the entire evening. (8-13-2010)

An Evening of Ikebana,Calligraphy,and Tea Ceremony

By Chih Huang and By June Wu

By Cindy Lin and By Lynn Lee

By Mary and By June Wu

Top By June Wu and Lynn Lee, Bottom By Mary and Grazenka

By Letitia chen and By Dong Xiao
On August 13, at 2:00 pm, we( Betty, Lynn and Chih) arrived at the Indian Valley Public Library with our buckets of flowers, containers, and all the equipments after over an hour drive. Some classmates were there already; of course Ms.Lin and her second daughter also had started to set up tables. The library provided the Reading Room for the Exhibition and all the programs. Today's activities were part of IVPL's Second Fridays Series sponsored by Women's club of Indian Vally. After a while all the students finished their arrangements and made final touches. (8-13-2010)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Free Style

On August 13, 2010 at 7:30pm our teacher Ms.Lin will have a ceremony in memory of her daughter at Indian valley public library. She donated and contributed big collection of books to the library in her daughter's name. An Evening of Ikebana (flower arrangement) , Calligraphy, and Tea Ceremony will be held. All the program will be presented by Ms. Lin and some of her students. In this arrangement the leaves were stripped off from burning bush branches, bent, disassembled and rearranged . Withered sunflowers look very cool and cute. Below were the sunflowers opened a month before.(8-03-2010)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Composition of Surfaces made by the Massing of Lines

The surface created by massing of lines means assembled lines created with the plant materials without leaves. You can combine the lines of gathered materials, but do not always look alike and with subtle variations in color, shape and texture.
I used Hosta flower stems stripped off all the leaves and corn flowers without petals,which have beautiful straight lines. White Mum accentuated the whole composition.(8-03-2010)