Saturday, January 25, 2014

Lunar New Year arrangement

Materials: Pine,bamboo,winter berry and gerbera daisy
Container: ceramic vase

Side view of arrangement
without red winter berries
January 31, is Lunar New Year's day,the beginning of horse year.     For celebration of New Year red and gold colors has been chosen in this arrangement.  I used painted bamboo, pine, orange color gerbera daisy and red winter berry to bring happiness,fortune, good health and prosperity for the coming year and the years to follow.(1-24-14)

It is a winter time!- A view from window

Materials: White branches, chrysanthemum,button mum.
Container: Ceramic vase and three kenzan
 A major snow storm walloping the Tri-State area has prompted a state of emergency in both New York and New Jersey. Extremely cold weather at east coast and people have been warned to stay in the house to keep warm. Their are 5 feet long icicles hanging from the roofs.  Out side everything was white and road was slippery, the Ikebana class was canceled again. The idea of my arrangement was got from the view through windows for several days. (1-24-14)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Faded Beauty- Using Dried Materials

Materials: Dried celosia (cockscomb), branch
The winter snow storm swiped Northeast of U.S again this pass Tuesday.  Ikebana International #71 has cancel a workshop using materials from our wind-swept winter landscape without water Today, January 23.   Using dried materials is not quite like fresh materials, because their texture and lightness were different which cannot be expressed the same as fresh material.  I  dried cockscombs from last September and color doesn't faded to much at all.  With one bare branch I created an arrangement of dried and faded material. (1-23-14)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Winter time theme

Materials: Nandina, chrysanthemum

Materials: Dried Banana leave,dried branch,chrysanthemum.
Due to  holidays and bed weather, we cancel couple times of classes. Here are two arrangements I did yesterday to show my winter theme arrangement.( 1-07-2014)

Saturday, January 4, 2014



 I purchased this Cattleya three years ago, Finally it bloomed at the end of 2013.  The color supposed white with red lip.  It was a surprise  the actual color turn out so beautiful !