Friday, 29 July 2016

Aileen: Interntwining


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Shoan: Free Style


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Lyn: Leaves


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Elena: Free Style


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Jenny L: NewYear's Arrangement


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Aileen: Masses Lines


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Tina: Free Style


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Kim: Free Style
















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Monday, 25 July 2016

Semi-Finalists for Ikebana Gallery Award 2016

The Ikebana Gallery Award Committee is pleased to announce that the following 15 works have been selected as semi-finalists. Five finalists will be selected shortly from these semi-finalists and will be sent to our special judges.

On our Facebook page, please tell us your favourite works. Please LIKE at least 3 (3 or more) works  among the 15 works in the album by 10 August 2016. The most popular work will receive the People's Choice Award 2016.

Congratulations to the students whose works have been selected for the semi-final. If you have not sent us your details and a list of materials for your work (check our Award page), please contact us soon. shososhimbo@gmail.com

Thank you all the Ikebana students who contributed this year. We hope to receive more of your works toward the Ikebana Gallery Award 2017. http://bit.ly/1cHtQlR


1. Angy


2. Lai Fong


3. Jenny


4. Unnati


5. Prulcheria


6. Jenny


7. Kim


8. Craig


9. Cristina


10. Elizabeth 


11. Elizabeth 


12. Mona Lisa


13. Pang


14. Risa 


15. Silvia






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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Kim: Massed lines


This is a revised work. See the original work and some comments on it.
http://www.shoso.com.au/2016/07/online-ikebana-lesson-work-sample-1.html

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Tomoko: Basic Style


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Tracy: Basic Style


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Shoan: Free Style


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Jenny L.: New Year's Arrangement


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Lyn: Massed work


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Chie: Basic Style


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Roslyn: Free Style


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Monday, 4 July 2016

Entries closed for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2016




Entries closed for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2016. Thank you for your interest and support to Ikebana Gallery Award. We will announce the 2016 semi finalists shortly.

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Craig: Chrysanthemum to the maximum


Craig 
Sogetsu School - Dr Shoso Shimbo
Materials: Chrysanthemums - a mixture of white, yellow and pink, in a 6 bulb hand-blown glass vase
"Chrysanthemum to the maximum" 

A petite study in mixing colours, sizes and heights, whilst accentuating the delicateness of the flowers.

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Carmen-Adriana: Individuality and uniqueness


Name: Carmen-Adriana 
Address: Iassy, Romania
Teacher: Sorin Mazilu

Materials (Kazai): Scorzonera, Fern, wild gladiolas (Gladiolus imbricatus), wild campanula (Campanula persicifolia), Arabis alpina. 


Brief Comment: The arrangement uses wild plants and flowers which grow during summer in Nord-East side of Romania. Alongside the idea to reflect a natural setting, as someone can see in the meadows from the forests surrounding the city, the arrangement uses contrast (of color, size, texture and movement) to enhance the idea of individuality and uniqueness and the fact that, sometimes, we must embrace  these qualities and stand up for our beliefs, even opposing the bigger wave.

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Unnati: Massed effect


Name - Unnati
Address - New Delhi, India
Ikebana School - Sogetsu School, Japan

Teacher's Name - Mrs. Sandhya Agarwal
Materials used - Bi color Carnations, hello and green variegated Dracaena leaves, Lady's lace, Statice, Sea Fan (gargonian)
Container Used - Black rectangular fibreglass moribana container
About the arrangement - This is a very low spread arrangement. The flowers and leaves are all nestled together in creating a massed effect.

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Mona-Lisa: Gathering Contraries


Name: Mona-Lisa 
Address: Iassy, Romania
Teacher: Sorin Mazilu

Materials (Kazai): Rumex, Wild Grasses, Dried Elm branches, Gypsophila.

Brief Comment: Nature, as a reflection of Life, can appear many times as a wild nebula. Gathering contraries, heaviness and lightness, life and death, movement and stillness, opposite directions, Nature teaches us the complex and paradox character of life. The arrangement aims to suggest this feature. Using dried branches for sustaining, other materials of various density create this apparent “chaos” of this plant nebula. In its core, Rumex, a symbol of Life strength and various instances: leaf, flower, seeds - is bursting courageously toward light, giving collision to the arrangement.

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Cristina: Summery Diversity


Name: Cristina 
Address: Iassy, Romania
Teacher: Sorin Mazilu

Arrangement 1
Materials (Kazai): Lilies, Wild sage, Wild Garlic, Hypericum perforatum, Calathaea, Spatifilum.
Brief Comment: Summer, by its many flowering plants, brings an abundance of colors, perfumes and shapes.  This arrangement wants to emphasize this summery diversity. As summer richness can be overwhelming, the arrangement aim to express this element too, by slightly excess of a variety of textures and bold colors. In this noisy abundance, the coherence is created by direction of lines and materials density.


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