Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Free Style: Shoso

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

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Monday, 26 December 2011

Free Style: Rebecca

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

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Monday, 19 December 2011

Free Style: Teresa

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

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