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The best thing about the festive Christmas season is the perfect excuse to make abundant bouquets and tabletop arrangements any way I like! The pleasure of giving and creating is overwhelming. I want to thank all of my friends and family who have made this year as good as it has been for me.

Not all of the above techniques are ikebana, but variety is a spice of life.

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Tenerife’s highest point, Teide, is surrounded by a natural park filled with pine trees. This volcanic region suffers from occasional forest fires in the hot summer months. The bark of the pine trees in this area is scorched black, but the trees keep growing in the high altitude. This arrangement represents my recent hiking experience on the Chinyero trail. I combined fragile violet flowers with burnt tree material to create a contrast between two feelings: fresh and suffering, gentle and sturdy.

Teacher: Ranka

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A simplified arrangement made with Ranka. The poppy and brunia bifurcate while the eucalyptus holds the line.

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Adjusting the eucalyptus and green and white aspidistras into these two bamboo vases felt like a calm, meditative walk through Arashiyama bamboo woods.

Perhaps this picture takes you there too?

Teacher: Ranka

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The elegant Japanese yew branch is fanning the fresh scent of the eucalyptus in the direction of the royal golden orange freesias.

Teacher: shunran

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A technical practice : a light piece of work made of dry materials, standing on its own three legs. Teacher: Shunran

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