Over the past three weeks I have published posts about workshops I have conducted in Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch in New Zealand. Usually when I travel I include photos about the countryside through which I travel. For various reasons this has not been possible until now. So this week I am including a link to some of those non-ikebana-related photos. Travelling in New Zealand * .
Laurie and I at the first bridge on the walk to the Hooker glacier on the southwest flank of Mt Cook.
This week's ikebana is an arrangement of two Durban Orange canna lily * leaves and its orange flower bud. This ikebana meets at least three of the Sogetsu curriculum exercises: taking into account the 'shape of the vessel', taking into account the 'colour of the vessel' and a 'composition of surfaces using leaves'. Note that I have left some space between the front lip of the vase and the surface of the front leaf, as well as a space on the right hand side of the leaves.The vase is by Pippin Drysdale * .
On the right hand side of this blog I have added links to Sogetsu and Ikebana International branches in Wellington and Christchurch.
Greetings from Christopher.
31st May 2015
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