Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

My Last Day as an Ikebana Student

Today was my last day as an Ikebana student! Finally! I have been brainstorming with myself (again) as to how my last three arrangements would look like.  I want them to be unique and reflect who am I as an Ikebanist but at the same time, I do not want to divert much from the arrangements in the book. Excitement and nervousness juggled inside me as I headed to our.. Read More

My Second Ikebana Exhibition Experience

Last weekend our class participated in Seishincho Community Center’s Spring exhibition to encourage more people to join the various programs offered like painting, pottery, photography, dressmaking, green tea ceremony, and flower arrangement. The day was a bit ironic for the occasion. We are supposed to celebrate spring but outside were thick snow and heavy rain. With our tools and umbrella, my friend and I headed to the community center by.. Read More

Flowers in a Paper Boat

I have always been a little sentimental when it comes to throwing things in the trash. As much as possible I want to make something useful and creative out of old things first before I decide when it is okay to let go.  Maybe it is just my love for making crafts out of craps. A few days ago I have been a little preoccupied with the arrangement that I.. Read More

On my Path to Becoming an Ikebana Sensei

Consider this as a sequel of my earlier post From Paper Roses to Ikebana. But this time, it is about my journey to becoming an Ikebana sensei or teacher. By end of February next month, I will finish my final course as a student. A week after that, my training for sensei level will begin. Like any other art or craft, Ikebana requires patience, willingness to learn, creativity, and patience… Read More

From Paper Roses to Ikebana

For most girls flowers make them smile especially if they receive it from their loved ones. But I guess  I am not like most girls. I prefer arranging the flowers and it makes my heart smile when people appreciate my arrangements. Although it was not planned that way, I am very grateful for discovering that I can make beautiful flower arrangements. And most importantly, I never pictured that my passion.. Read More