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Ikebana I made on my visit to Omotesando. The flowers were selected from a previous arrangement. This arrangement became a sort of self portrait.

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Valentine's Day at Home

I gathered almost all my Valentine’s Day flowers into this picture. Still there were more around the house, but I kept this trio on the kitchen table. It created a wonderful atmosphere to cook and eat fresh fruit and drink a glass of wine by the flowers.

The heart-shaped glass vase was a wedding gift from the Danish Gribskov kommune, where we got married. The ceramic egg is Finnish clay design artefact from Orivesi. The tall white ceramic vase is from Stockmann.

In real life there’s a window behind these flowers, but I covered it to give the picture a more harmonious background. There were even more pink tulips and dyed pink baby’s breath with stars-of-bethlehem in the living room.

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The Frog and the Princess

Making use of the Valentine’s Day orchid leftovers after it was pruned. The flowers follow the edges of the plastic container, mimicking its shape.

Teacher: Shunran

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Looking After the Little Ones

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Another pink set for Valentine’s Day.

Teacher: Shunran

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Manila Curl

The sun shines on the fresh yellow lemons that are held in the grasp of the orchid roots. The ardisia berries provide a bit of colour contrast.

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Yellow Pond

Something simple to cover a lone green orchid

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Happy Birthday, Grandma!

Seen from another angle

Seen from another angle

 

My original plan was to build something lower in an oval shape, but the basket I had spraypainted and particularly prepared for this occasion still smelled of fresh paint, so I exchanged the container for this glass vase, which can hold and balance this conical high-rise composition. The main flower is a light green orchid, and the other flowers display my grandmother’s favourite colour, violet, excluding the lighter accent tones. Most of the greens are visible inside the glass vase hiding the root – together with some wrinkled cellophane – but I have also used some torn aspidistra leaves at the bottom to volumize the shape. My grandmother turned 90 and threw a party where this arrangement was eventually taken. Happy birthday!

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