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Pink In Flames

Pink In Flames

Pink chrysanthemums, calla and fiery red autumn spiraea in an egg-shaped ceramic vase I bought a couple of months ago but used for the first time.

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Whirlwind

A teamwork based on paper made by three women.

Teacher: Ranka

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Nested Inside

A simple yet colourful arrangement with peony and germini.

Teacher: Ranka

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Cabbage Patch

Colour experimentation with different suibans. This double combination reflects the white and purple tones of the ornamental cabbage.

Teacher: Ranka

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IMG_7144

Experimenting with paper, part III. This empty green sake bottle is originally from my mother-in-law. I wanted to repeat the Japanese print seen on the bottle in some manga paper strips, which functioned as a mass of three-dimensional loops and lines. The arrangement was then finished with two flowers: white and pink.

Teacher: Ranka

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Natural Solution

Experimenting with paper(-like materials), part II. I have used some light blue paperboard material that was left over from a game or puzzle as a binding element between the sky blue vase and the yellowing leaves.

Teacher: Ranka

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Golden Paperwork

Experimenting with paper, part I. This one was originally meant to be a wall piece with wrinkled gift-wrap paper, but it was later turned around as a table piece facing upwards.

Teacher: Ranka

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Rose Before the Snow

Rose Before the Snow

The powerful red autumn tones made me want to buy a single white rose – as if to forecast the first snow that was soon about to fall. I did several sketches of different arrangements, but I will only publish this version, which lets the colours shine bright.

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Manly Thinking

Manly Thinking

A birthday table decoration for my husband. I tried to choose masculine colours and also make use of the autumn leaves.

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Basket Buddies

After the recent weekend workshop in Helsinki I did further sketching of the handmade baskets by myself at home. I wove both of these baskets during the workshop and was happy to find matching coloured material for the baskets. The overall impression of these two vases is rather dry but that was okay, because it was autumn and I wanted the baskets to really stand out.

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