The remaining work from last week


Here are more pictures that I did last week. I really love all of them, but the one above is my favorite. The sweet japanese tea bowl was found in an antique store, exposed outdoors to the elements with other pieces that were stacked on shelves. Most of the other pieces were low end ceramics and cheap floral glass/containers relegated to the junk pile. This great piece with a personal stamp in the clay cost me only $4, but to me it is priceless.

Ikebana-Berries and Leaves

A Productive Period!

Freestyle Ikebana

The month of August has been a productive period for me. I've posted more new works that have recently been photographed, and I will post others. During the Labor Day weekend I hope to do a lot more. It's been a lot of fun, and a much needed release of creative energy.

Ikebana-Nagiere with Berries and lillies

Line and Mass

Ikebana-mass and line

August-New Work

Ikebana-line and balance

I'm just beginning to do some new work, and I wanted to share it here. There is a tendancy for me to go a while without doing anything. I just get too busy, my brain is in a different mode, and i just don't spend time creating. That's one thing I want to work on in the coming year, being able to create works of ikebana more often. Right now I am using the back yard as my studio, which is pretty cool. I was inspired by the exhibit "In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet" at the National Gallery of Art earlier this summer. The forest of Fontainebleau became a "natural studio" for French and foreign artists. I don't have a studio to work in and the concept struck me as perfect for the warmer months. So far it is working out pretty well! So enjoy the new pictures, and feel gree to leave a comment.

Ikebana-floating flowers

Lines and curves

Ikebana in a sake bottle

Ikebana- nagiere

Ikebana with dahlias

Ikebana emphasizing the surface of leaves
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