Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Flowers for My Mom

Today is my mom’s 67th birthday. Today is also the 11th year that we are not celebrating this special day with her. In 2005, my mom was diagnosed with cancer of the bone. It was very abrupt. And until now, the day when we lost her feels like very recent. We always miss her especially her sermons; how she looks when she gets angry; her excitement over a new plant;.. Read More

My 2015 Ikebana Exhibition Piece

During the past few months, I was preoccupied brainstorming with myself about my design for this year’s Ikebana exhibition in Seishincho Community Center. I sketched some samples but for some reason, they all felt lacking. This year’s exhibition is very special for me because it is my final arrangement and sort of an exam to confirm my license as a Fourth Level Ikebana Sensei (teacher) or Yonkyu Shihan. I was fortunate that my husband is very.. Read More

Sticks and Stone

After doing my special lessons one Tuesday afternoon, I was about to throw my leftover materials when my sensei asked me to make another one. I was left with some Horsetail grass and a bunch of white Mums. It took me a while before I was able to come up with a design. And since I already used the vases I brought, I needed to borrow one from my friend.. Read More