Ikenobo Arrangement #6

I honestly don't remember this lesson (it's from awhile ago). This week just enjoy the before and after. Maybe you can find the differences and the potential lesson in the arrangement. Looking at my first attempt again, the big green leaf really bothers me now. It's too tall. I really taking pictures of arrangments from … Continue reading Ikenobo Arrangement #6

The Smell of Yukari: Arrangement #3

What is Yukari, you ask? It's Eucalyptus! Though probably not the kind you are thinking of (ie Koala food). So then, what kind of eucalyptus am I talking about? Well, that is a difficult question. There are over 700 species of eucalyptus in the world and the majority of them are found in Australia. Only … Continue reading The Smell of Yukari: Arrangement #3

Weekly Ikenobo: Arrangemnet #2

Ahh arrangement #2. This was my second week of lessons and the first time I would be alone with my new teacher. Well not totally alone. I was wasn't the only student studying under her. Sometimes, there are women there taking lessons or finishing up when I arrive. Time is very flexible. I arrive after … Continue reading Weekly Ikenobo: Arrangemnet #2

Return to Ikebana: Arrangement 1

After a year I am returning to Ikebana. I am excited to get back to my flowers. Originally, I was taking Ikenobo classes at the local community center in my neighborhood but it became too expensive in the long run. after a few months of quitting the community program, I found out that one of … Continue reading Return to Ikebana: Arrangement 1

A World in Pink: Sakura in Kyushu

It's finally spring in Kyushu! I am excited to spend my first spring in Japan. I was lucky enough to snap a few pictures of the famous cherry blossoms before a rain storm washed them away. I was surprised to learn that there is night Hanami or night flower watching. Some of the pictures below were … Continue reading A World in Pink: Sakura in Kyushu

Blooming Mondays: Springtime in Suess

Sorry this post is a bit late! Flowers Pink Tulips, Dark Purple Dracaene (the leaves),  Yellow Acacia, Purple Ryukokorine/Glory of the Sun (Leucocoryne), and if anyone knows what the white flower is called please tell me.   First Attempt I like my first attempt but I didn't know what it do with the yellow  Acacia. … Continue reading Blooming Mondays: Springtime in Suess