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Raspberry Pie

This is just a picture of some aromatic flowers we had over tea and raspberry pie.

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Soft Skin

This arrangement was made at a very difficult time in my life, hence the fragile simplicity. I was only barely able to make this basic ikebana work, because I was recovering from a big surgery and thus under heavy pain medication. My movements were limited so I only used two materials my husband had acquired for me, because I needed to get something done. To start somewhere. This was it. In my mind, the colour of the flowers represents my skin, still vulnerable and tender to touch, but getting better.

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A slim, tall home arrangement stands in an old shell casing. First the only flower was the allium in full bloom, but which started fading away, until then my mother-in-law brought me a bright wine purple peony, which matched the composition nicely and added the colour it absolutely needed. The baby’s breath was originally a part of a white bouquet I received from my extended family, and the white-dotted leaves are supposedly bethlehem sage, but I am not 100% sure what the leaf is called, since it was also given to me by my husband.


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A single pink gladiolus is wrapped together with some dry common hazel branches. The lilac leaves freshen up the arrangement. The whole composition sits on top of the cupboard where I keep most my china, so the viewing angle tends to be quite low.

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Red Red Vine

A team arrangement hanging from the ceiling. Other materials include iron, painted grassweed, wood and decorative fluff.

Teacher: Shunran

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Garden Weavings

My willow-weaving skills aren’t that strong, but luckily my teacher helped me on the way.

Teacher: Shunran

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Pink in the Summer

Pink lilies with white and pink support tones. The arrangement was based on a sketch.

Teacher: Shunran

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