After our summer break, the Chennai Sogetsu Study Group met again on July 11th, at Amethyst, adjacent to the flower shop. It was very convenient to have the flower shop handy, and the ambience was also enjoyable.
We missed Shobhaa and Venkatesh, this month, and hopefully they will be back next time. The theme for this workshop was colour and the members brought it out in different ways.
Prerana contrasted the white of her combination vases, with the colour of the agapanthus and chrysanthemums.
By Padma sensei
For Padma sensei, the red of the vase was highlighted, in a Christmassy colour combination!
Trishala emphasisized the green of her vase, with more use of green material.
The glamourous red of the anthuriums were highlighted by Chitra.
For Seetha, it was blue and yellow, both the shape of the container and the colours working to produce a pleasing effect.
The orange of the palm berries matched the orange of the dramatic strelitzias in Nirmala's arrangement, and the long lines provided a dramatic setting.
The gladioli reflected the clour of the vase, while the chrysanthemums provided a sharp contrast in Kalpana's arrangement.
By Meenu sensei
Meenu used one of the vases of the Amethyst shop, and created this graceful arrangement with pineapples and lilies, which she left behind for the shop to display!
By our guest from the Japanese consulate, Ms Kayoko
We were delighted to have Ms Kayoko come and participate in our workshop, and she used the colourful heliconias to good effect.
By Molly sensei
Molly's green and orange creation was dramatic and well balanced.
The blue of the container was highlighed by the water and space in Pushkala's linear arrangement.
Ambika attempted to highlight the brown of the vase with the orchids and rust chrysanthemums, and the white streaks on the vase with the large oriental lily.
By Vaishali sensei
Vaishali worked her magic with the lovely lily lines and umbrella plant, highlighting the white of her vase with the trellis-work of lines.
Dally's arrangement was a study in pink!
Ashoka highlighted the colour and shape of his vase