Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday arrangement

Materials: Pine's branch,mum, white mizuhiki,painted
PVC pipe,root and a piece of trunk.
Container: Cup kenzan

Traditional trio of pine and mum make a bold impression by adding red painted PVC creating a festive  mood of this arrangement.  The Goddess of spring is said to dwell in pine trees for the new year to bring happiness to all. (12-18-12)

Only one kind of material

Materials: Different types and colors of mums.
Container: ceramic vase.
Vertical composition in one kind of material ,using different types and colors of mums and the placement order of seven chrysanthemum arrangement.  Ms. Lin likes it, so do I. It looks very energetic and cheerful. (12-18-12)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happy New Year

Materials:Pine, red carnation, mizuhiki (Japanese paper strings),old branch.
Others:  Cup kenzan, Japanese tray. painted black bamboo.
 Traditional Japanese style arrangement for New Year. The tray was arranged slanting and created more lively movement and gold ,silver mizuhiki add up to a festive mood. My classmates they are all struck by this arrangement. This slanting branch was given by my teacher and looks very elegant but powerful, indeed.(12-4-12)

Merry Christmas

Materials; Holly branch, red berry,white  mum, red carnation.
Container :Olive color's glass vase.
Others: Pebble stone, golden spray.
Colors for a Holiday arrangement include gold, silver, red,white and green. This is my Ikebana style of a holiday arrangement for Christmas. I like it very much they are assembled magnificently to create a dramatic impression.  The beautiful container was a gift from my son in Boston.  We had a potluck lunch after class, dinner table arrangement arranged by our teacher Ms. Lin.  Food was delicious and table was pretty. We enjoyed today's class  as well as potluck lunch. (12-04-12)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Materials: Bitter sweet,red berry,pine,mum and mini pumpkin, orange pepper,persimmon,pebble stone
Container: Glass  vase
My teacher's Demo.
Using glass container to create abstract looking for Thanksgiving arrangement. My arrangement effectively expresses the look.  Ms. Lin likes it very much.   Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.(11-20-12)

Free Style - Thanksgiving

Materials: Carnation, azalea, red berry branch
Container: Cane
In October at our community art craft show I found this beautiful Cane and used for today's arrangement . So pretty and unique.  Thanks the person  who gave me this wonderful treasure. Happy Thanksgiving.(11-20-12)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Free style- From California with love

Materials: Fall mum and cycads ( brought back from California).
Container: Ceramic vase.
 Due to Hurricane Sandy,we stayed two more days in California and came home safely. Those cycads  I brought back from LA. After trimming this is  Love from California .(11-6-12)

Thanksgiving arrangement - using Basket

Materials: Mum, azalea branch, bitter sweet , pumpkin and fruits
Container: Basket

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Material: Sunflower, Bamboo,Euonymus
Container: Ceramic vase
Material: The last Dahlia of Summer,Euonymus
Container:  Tall ceramic vase
Material: Sunflower, Bamboo, Euonymus
Container: Self made ceramic vase.
Summertime,and the livin's is easy. Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high. Oh, your daddy's rich,and your mamma's good lookin'  So hush litter baby. Don't you cry. One of these morning's, you're going to rise up singing. Then you'll spread your wings,and you'll take to the sky. But until that morning,there's a'nothing can harm you. With you daddy and mammy standing by.(10-16-12)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Autumn breeze

Materials: Pampas grass,golden rod,sedum,mums,azalea
Containers: Self made Ceramic vase
 The scenery of Autumn is beautiful, and strongly impressed in my memory.  Autumn breeze jumps out my mind which  was my subject, arranged for today's class. (10-02-12)

Wood with Mass Arrangement

Materials: Sedum,scabiosa,verbena,sunscape daisy,vine
Container :Ceramic vase
Added wood in this mass arrangement , creating its special expression. I loved this contemporary arrangement. The beautiful wood bark was borrowed from my teacher. It really makes different. (10-02-12)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Using Fresh and Unconventioal Material

Material: Yucca  leave,Spider mum, Crouton.
Container: Golden wire as container (Cup kenzan only).
This is a new assignment for us to arrange in an abstract way.

Nageire Style

Material:Japanese pieris, Zinnia, Sedum, pink wildflower
Container: Self made ceramic vase
I arranged Variation No3. Upright style,because I want to combine Zinnia and Sedum in the low position effectively and created artistic tension to the arrangement..

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall Harvest Exhibition -2012

Material: Sunflowers, Golden rod and dried vine
Container : Self made ceramic vase
Material: Bamboo,Orchid and Mugo pine
Container:Therrmo-stat for tea pot - made of bamboo
Material: Azalea branches,Heliopsis and yellow pompon
Container: Ceramic vase.  (Arrangement for demonstration)
 Fall Harvest Exhibition has become Grace Church's tradition to celebrate Fall's harvest. And show our gratitude to God's Grace and Unlimited love. I also want to thank my teacher Ms. Lin, my friends Betty, Doris, Lynn and Vivian for their continuous support . The event was a great success,without  their participation and help this mission would be unable to accomplish.

Fall Harvest Exhibition 1 -2012

Fall Harvest Exhibition 2 -2012


Fall Harvest Exhibition 3 -2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Shofuso - Japanese House and Garden

Escape to Japan in west Fairmount Park Philadelphia.  Shofuso, Japanese House and Garden is a traditional style Japanese and nationally-ranked garden in Philadelphia's west Fairmount park. A viewing garden with koi pond and island, a tea garden, and a courtyard garden comprise the 17th century-style Japanese walled and fenced garden of this historic site.     Our Sensei Ms. Lin provided one Ikebana arrangements to Shofuso on Aug. 17th to 19th, 2012 exhibition.

Guess who come for tea ceremony

Nature landscape of  Shofuso

Our  Sensei's arrangement

Inside Japanese style  kitchen

Tea ceremony room
Inside the bathroom(Furo)