I’m Keith Stanley, floral designer and resident of the metro Washington, DC area for 25 years. As a young boy growing up in southwestern Virginia I was always drawn to the woods and all the interesting things there. My love for flowers and self expression has taken me on a journey into the world of Sogetsu Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging. I started Sogetsu Atelier in 2007 to share my experiences in learning this wonderful art form. During the past several years I have been studying the basic Sogetsu curriculum, 80 basic lessons divided into 4 books. Now I‘ve finished those and begun to study for my first teaching certificate so that someday I can teach Sogetsu Ikebana. To contact me, please e-mail at KStanley9@aol.com .