Heather is now confortable with Nageire style arrangements. While you are studying basic styles, focus on learning basic styles. Then, you can learn how to talk to the flowers. Once you learned how to communicate and meditate with flowers, you can enjoy making free styles. Making free styles without talking to flowers is waste. Shoso Shimbo
I've attached some photos of the floral arrangements I've done over the holidays. They're not exactly ikebana though..... I've been doing more "normal" floral arrangements for some reason. I need to get back into ikebana!
I'll see you Thursday night for the first class of 2012.