Monday, July 20, 2009

Molly's debut!

Molly, who has recently earned her teacher's certificate from Sogetsu school, celebrated by giving us all a small demonstration!

Held in her lovely house, we all assembled after a gap of two months, and it was so nice to see all the smiling faces again!

Crossing this sapota-laden tree, we entered, and of course, soon the house was filled with laughter, chatter and bonhomie.

Molly looked nervous and tense, and had a strained smile on her face, but I think all our leg-pulling relaxed her. Or so, we thought!

As we waited for everybody to assemble, I admired this lovely vine as it made its way up the side of her house.

On with the show then!

Demonstrating from the back, Molly was well prepared with her materials and containers organised in such a way that she could quickly move from one arrangement to the other, with a minimum of fuss.

She interspersed her demonstration with a little explanation of the choice of her materials, and what she was aiming at.

Her aesthetic garden provided a beautiful accent to the Ikebana, and also provided her with inspiration and material!

The coconut fronds in the arrangement below were from her backyard.
One jerbera or Two?

That was the question, and both options were tried.
Palm, croton and one jerbera - Molly
An all-round table arrangement.
Gladioli and reed - Molly

The water lilies in her garden inspired her, as she did a floating arrangement, with a furled leaf adding a lovely touch, and rounding off her demonstration.

Congratulations Molly, and looking forward to more demonstrations!


Anonymous said...

Good effort Molly, I very much appreciate your confidence in handling the plant materials from the back of the arrangements, it enabeled the audience to see the demonstration step by step, it is so essential while teaching. Good Luck and keep it up. Malathi.

Anonymous said...

Hi Molly
Nice demonstration! Your explanation was very good. You touched all the essential points !! Best of luck. I am sure you will enjoy teaching Ikebana as well !

meerasworld said...

beautiful work.great job.