Monday, December 23, 2013

Holiday arrangement

Materials: winter berry and poinsettia
Metallic Mesh fabric,holy, mum. pom pom and carnation
Winter berry ,pine,mum and pom pom in the  basket with mizuhiki
 Due to the bad weather Dec 17. our potluck lunch and last class in 2013 have been canceled. Those were arranged at home for cerebration Christmas and New year.


I created those containers for use in Ikebana arrangement. Since I moved to 55and up community I  joined club activities once a week for ceramic class. It is fun to make something and can use it for flower arrangement.  Making ceramic need a lot of steps, from clay to become a piece, require couple of month to complete and it takes longer to paint a piece .   The club house provided kiln without wheel and hand is our only tool to mould for shape. let them dry and sand them, putting in kiln to burn for 8 hours. Second step is to brush color two or three times according to your design. It takes time to do this process, wait until it gets dry and put back to kiln for second time to burn.  You do the final touch with acrylic and your creation is complete.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Autumn Reflection

A demonstration reflecting Autumn with Kaye Vosburgh.   Kayle is a Riji, the highest rank in the Sogetsu school and has been teaching for 29 years. The program was provided by II international # 71, was held on November 21th 10 am.  Ms. Kayle demonstrated 12 big arrangements were so pretty and unique.  She brought all the containers and materials from New England a day before and  stayed at  Leticia Chen's home . (11-21-13)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving arrangement

I want to use bamboo container for this arrangement which I purchased from Hokkaido, all the colorful fruits bring the Autumn color as a main theme for my Thanksgiving arrangement. I will place this arrangement at kitchen counter to thank every thing we have from God, people, community and earth.(11-19-13)
Materials: Pineapple,persimmon,pomegranate ,orange,bitter sweet & rosemary

This container with peach carnations just perfect for Autumn theme.

Using dried hydrangea & big leaves to create fall home

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Secenes of Hokkaido

Otaru street car - Ricksha

Sakaimachi bakery
Lunch at Otaru Canal side
Otaru Cannal
Chief of  Shiraoi Ainuzoku Village

Mt. Usuzan
Hakodate night view
Morning view from  window of Yunokawa Onsen hotel

Lake Toya - picture took from the pleasure boat trip
Lake Toya

Onuma Seminational park
Onuma Seminational park

Room of Tsunagi Onsn
Hokkaido, is Japan's second largest island, the Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaido from Honshu and two islands are connected by the underwater railway Seikan Tunnel. In 19 century after Meiji restoration started developping the island. Agriculture and mining were important products and Sapporo is largest city on Hokkaido.
We enjoyed so much the beautiful scenery and delicious food especially giant crabs,abalone and scallops every day. The feeling of the first bite makes you remember all your life. (Oct,26 to Nov.2 2013)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ikebana in Hokkaido

We had Hokkaido and North Eastern of Japan for eight day's tour from Oct.26 to Nov.2.  It was a fantastic and pleasant trip, seeing different scenes of Japan, enjoying Hokkaido fabulous giant crabs, seafood and bath at five different onsen hotel (hot spring). After an onsen bath, we went to the banquet hall in Yukata robes and enjoyed special dinner. Here were flower arrangement I took at onsen hotel. (11-03-13)