Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Oct workshop report

Janaki receiving her cerificate
We had an eventful meeting in October.  It was well attended by some seventeen members.  Venkatesh, a rare bird joined us from Mumbai.

We missed Pushkala who was unable to come.

Meenu sensei first gave a detailed description of the Delhi trip.  The exhibition was very impressive and our members had a wonderful trip, which was a bit rushed, but enjoyable indeed.  The pictures are up on Flickr via a link

Malathi sensei then gave away the student certificates to Janaki Trishala and Prerana.

We were introduced to the very talented Padma sensei, formally, as Malathi sensei proceeded with her methodical introduction of all members.  

Trishala gets her certificate

And Prerana too
We then had an interesting slideshow from our member Chitra on Lines and Colours in Interior Design.

There was an active discussion on how these principles apply to Ikebana as well.
The topic of Chitra's slideshow
Chitra explains the difference to mood that vertical lines and horizontal lines as also curves bring
Ambika then looked to demonstrate the same concepts through Ikebana.

Ambika's first arrangement with the backdrop of the presentation
The second arrangement to show colour and mass and how it can change a spacc. 
The first piece again
We then went off to have a nice lunch at Eden, filled with laughter and friendship, and where Meenu was missed, as she could not make it to the lunch.

Delhi Exhibition 2013 - a set on Flickr

Delhi Exhibition 2013 - a set on Flickr

More pictures from the cameras of Malathi sensei and Chelvi.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Delhi exhibition - more photos

Thank you Chelvi for the photos via Meenu!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Taking part in the Delhi Sogetsu exhibition

At the opening ceremony

The Chennai Study Group members who took part in the exhibition
Sensei Molly with her arrangement
Chelvi and her basket arrangement
Sensei Vaishali stand with her creation
Sensei Dally and her arrangement

We are awaiting more pictures of sensei Meenu and Pushkala's work!  It will be posted as soon as it is received.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

September fruits

Sensei Meenu demonstrates morimono
18th Sept

Our 200th blog post and we celebrate with fruits, Sogetsu style.

We had a good turnout at the September workshop at ABK-AOTS Dosokai, but disappointingly, only a few of the participants tried their hand at arranging fruits the Ikebana way.

Sensei Meenu used pineapple for mass, and the apple indeed added colour to her fruit plate.

Sensei Meenu's arrangement
Sensei Molly's summer harvest, complemented with the periwinkle
Chitra experimented with using the pumpkin as a container
Janaki used banana flowers as her main lines
Apples in a row By Kalpana
A large contingent also attended and took part in the Delhi Sogetsu annual exhibition, and details will be up soon, where Chennai Study Group interpreted "Peace".