Some of my Ikebana students sometimes need a little encouragement to practice the subjects ( they think) they like less. If I tell them to make arrangements out of their comfort zone they tend to have a little panic attack and tell me they are not up to the task. Yesterday two of my advanced students broke through their own boundaries and made arrangements they didn't think they where able to make.
They had a mix of material and because of the nice weather (very exceptional of late) some of the material came out their own gardens. One of the students had cut very beautiful long viburnum branches ( The viburnum bush was in need of a major pruning). I encouraged her to make a big arrangement in order to make full use of the long branches. After a cup of coffee and a long examination of her branches the arrangement you see in the picture came a life. It doesn't show on the picture but it's a large arrangement.
|arranged by Nicole - material Viburnum and Roze|
Schikken zonder kenzan is 1 van de onderwerpen dat wel eens uit de weg wordt gegaan, maar Monique is er in geslaagd om een mooie cratie te maken met enkele Azalea takken uit haar tuin
Arranging without a kenzan is also a difficult task but Monique did nicely with the azalea and clematis branches from her garden.
|arranged without kenzan by Monique - material Azalea and Clematis|