Saturday, 29 June 2013

Simona (Slovenia, Europe): Free Style



ikebana school/teacher: none

About my work: Doing flower arrangements, 'sculptures' and ikebana has always been my big passion and hobby. I'm searching for balance in all areas of my life. I've never attended any floral or ikebana school, I'm completely self-taught. Unfortunately in my country, as far as I know, there is no Ikebana school. My great wish is to learn this Art someday from the real masters.

About materials: in first two ikebanas I've used Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) and Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis and grass leaves in the third one, Hortesia and grass leaves in the fourth one. 

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Amrita (Mumbai India): Free Style


School: Ohara school of Japan

Teacher: Purnima shah

Yellow and black ceramic vase with mirror as base.
Green anthuriums, yellow green carnations, alocatia leaves wild yellow green berries, wild grass


'Shades of greens in yellow sunshine with shadows and reflections'
I have interpreted the different shades of summer greens by using only green flowers highlighting the yellow black vases.

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Asami: Free Style


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Risa: Free Style





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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Aileen: Free Style


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Maddie: Free Style


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Aileen: Basic Style


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Risa: Free Style


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Shoan: Free Style


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Julie: Free Style


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Elena: Basic Style


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Heather: Free Style


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Risa: Free Style


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Yoko: Basic Style











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Friday, 21 June 2013

Marian P.: Free Style


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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Maddie: Basic Style


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Shoan: Free Style


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Marian: Basic Style


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Risa: Basic Style


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Elena: Free Style


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Robyn: Basic Sytle






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Sunday, 16 June 2013

New Sponsor for Ikebana Gallery Award


We are pleased to announce that the Ikebana Galley Award is now sponsored by International Society of Ikebana Studies (ISIS). The president of ISIS, Dr Kobayashi has joined our judging team. 
Please visit ISIS's website and become a member of ISIS. 

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Saturday, 15 June 2013

Yoko: Basic Style


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Risa: Basic Style


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Rachel: Basic Style

This is Rachel's first ikebana. Well done.

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Lucy: Free Style


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Risa: Basic Style






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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Takanobu Saito (Kawasaki, Japan): Breeze


Thank you Mr Saito for sending your work to our blog. Mr Saito is a qualified Sogetsu ikebana teacher working in Kanagawa. We hope to see more of your works here in this blog. Following is his comment on this work.

Phormium is interesting because the shape of phormium can be changed variously by raising straightly, rolling up, tearing along a vein and cutting partially.
I made a thin and soft curve by tearing phormiums. This is the expression of breeze.
It is rainy season in Japan and very humid, so we like breeze now.

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Roxana (Romania) : Free Style




Second arrangement is a freestyle ikebana made in an arabic vase. The materials I have used are the following: Plum tree twigs, Clematis (Jackmanii), Rose and Fig tree leaf.

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Roxana (Romania) : Moribana



Thank you for posting on your blog my first entry for this contest! Since I have grown enthisiastic about this opportunity to exhibit my work next to so many talented ikebana students from all over the world, please find attached for your consideration two pictures of my latest arrangements.

First arrangement is a moribana made in a transparent glass container, using blooming Peach tree twigs, Magnolia, Narcissus and Tulip leaves. 

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