Ikebana adventures at home - Informal teaching and personal practice / by Alexander Evans

In exciting developments I have had my very first student who is not only enjoying what I am teaching but is also a great learner. After 2 weeks she has completed a couple of moribana arrangements and a small freestyle arrangement and is begining to have an understanding of the principle elements at work in ikebana as well as getting a sense of how to go about selecting materials. I'm very proud of her and in the next few weeks I hope to show some examples of her work here. 

Of course, with the presence of students in my home I have needed to make sure that there are some pleasing arrangements about the place as inspiration. See below for a few examples. 

 Typically this kind of container is associated with Ikenobo school of Ikebana but I thought why not use it anyway. It was a nice contrast of formal shapes with the dramatic and dynamic freedom of the dried and painted leaves. 

Typically this kind of container is associated with Ikenobo school of Ikebana but I thought why not use it anyway. It was a nice contrast of formal shapes with the dramatic and dynamic freedom of the dried and painted leaves.