Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Meeting after the rains

18th December 2015

As we in Chennai heaved a sigh to see the floodwaters recede and life return to some normality, the Study Group decided to meet, just to heal and exchange notes. Several members had a lot of difficulty through the rains. Our sensei Molly had a harrowing time, with water entering and swamping her whole home.

Eight members managed to gather on the 18th, at ABK AOTS Dosokai, and sensei Dalley, did two lovely arrangements in a freestyle demonstration. She had returned from the hills recently, and had some lovely peach blossom lines which she used in her first arrangement.

Sensei Dalley emphasised line and artistic space in this exuberant arrangement, with a waste basket as a container, and peach blossom as line.
In her second composition she used a terracotta vase, and emphasised the brown shades of the vase with the bark of a tree, once again from the hills.  the flowers provided a colour focus.
Student Chitra Rajan practised during the workshop time that followed, and everyone else used the time for fellowship, an important part of the Ikebana experience! 2015 was wound down, with greetings for the season and a hope for a wonderful 2016.

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