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This weekend’s Koka Fukushima Sogetsu Ikebana Sensei workshop began with a task where similar colours were to be combined together in a gradient style arrangement. The participants were allowed to choose from three different tonal ranges. I chose the yellow/orange set, which I expanded into red/orange/yellow in my own work.

The container is an elongated ceramic bowl, a gift from my mother-in-law. Below is an Instagram detail.

Teacher: Koka Fukushima

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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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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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Secret Garden

A team work of three women, created in summer 2012 in Joutseno. Material requirements: black Koziol tiles made of plastic. We used a golden yellow gladiolus with it.

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Teacher: Seiun.

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Dream Team: Yellow

Dream Team: Yellow

This was a pair work assignment (with A.Bollmann) on a longer ikebana summer course in July 2012. The plants are reaching towards each other, like stretching and shaking hands.

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The work requirement was to use Anthriscus sylvestris as a material basis. It’s a simple, yet delicate and beautiful plant.

This ikebana pair work was on show in the lobby of an auditorium where a classical concert was held later that evening – a nice, festive place to exhibit one’s work in public for the first time. I felt really proud and honored to have my name printed on a Sogetsu tag.

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Teacher: Seiun.

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