17 August, 2011

Sunflower ikebana


For the past two weeks we've been knee-deep in renovations.  I must admit Eric is doing most of the work but I am trying contribute as much as I can.  Good thing is, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel and our living room and the entry should be done by the end of this week (happy dance)!
Renovations mean almost no cooking, no paper-crafting, barely any gardening, and definitely no place to take pictures.  I was hoping that my ikebana course will be a good creative outlet this week but it turned out that I  was quite uninspired during the whole class.
We are preparing for the annual exposition of Koryo Shutokai school in September and, at the same time, getting ready for October exams.  This week was all about sunflowers and horsetails.

Here are 2 traditional arrangements: 3 leaves + 3 flowers (almost like one arrangement inside the other)  by Mona and more "classical" mine with 5 leaves and 2 flowers.

And this one is a gorgeous modern arrangement by Caroline.  Since she is planning on making something similar for the exposition, I am hoping to get better shots of her work. 


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