This is a work inspired by my students' works. Both Rebecca and Teresa recently made an arrangement using one flower and one fine leaf. I started my work with the same motief and ended up this work. Shoso Shimbo www.shoso.com.au
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Monday, 26 December 2011
Attached are some photos of 2 arrangements I've made. I was inspired by the edible herbs in my garden.
Fireworks - the seeding dill plant reminded me of fireworks which is very timely with New Year's coming up. The other "leaves" are garlic chives.
Splash of orange - the orange flower is a nasturtium and I've again used garlic chives.
I look forward to hearing your feedback on these freestyle arrangements and hopefully some tips on how I can take better photos.
"Thank you for your works, Rebecca. You have very interesting containers. There are so many things you have to learn to take good photos. I am a still beginner but I think you had better not use flash light. Try to eliminate shadow, if you can. Most publishers do not accept photos that used flash." Shoso Shimbo
Monday, 19 December 2011
Thank you Teresa for sending your homework. I can see that you had a very good meditative time with your flowers.
Top: You used your container very effectively. But notice that your flower is very strong and your leaf is so delicate. Consider the difference more carefully and tell your own story.
Below: This is very good. You may add a final small touch to the front part of the arrangement.
Comment by Shoso Shimbo
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Monday, 21 November 2011
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Mr Ken Smith, one of our judges for Ikebana Gallery Australia Award has sent us beautiful images of his art works. They are in our "Judges" page in this blog but we would like to show them in our "Home" page as well.
See "Award" page for the details of the award and "Judges" page for the details of our expert judges. We welcome submissions from all around the world.
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Monday, 7 November 2011
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
This is Iris :) Sorry for being random, i have been thinking of what to do for the exhibition. Please find attachment the arrangement that i have done at home. I feel more comfortable with Moribana style as i'm still very new .Is it ok? Or you would suggest i do something else?
Hi Iris, Yes, you can do Moribana style for our next exhibition. This is a really good work. I think this is your personal best. However, you need to work a bit more with the two main branches. Although their angle, length and position are almost perfect, please meditate on the leaves of the branches. Shoso
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Friday, 21 October 2011
Maddie can now fix main branches easily. She will make a good Nageire arrangement in our forthcoming exhibition. Details of the exhibition are as follow: