November 15th 2018
Twelve members me for the November workshop, under the threat of cyclone Gaja, which turned out to be a non-starter over Chennai. Our theme was "Balancing Lines", and this was to be followed by a presentation of the visit of our members to Delhi to attend the workshop conducted by Christopher Lim.
Here are the creations:
|Sensei Divya - Bamboo branches and garden leaves with pink chrysanthemums, in a black ceramic |
container emphasising lines in various forms.
|Ambika - Continuing experimenting with car air filters as|
base. The horizontal lines contrasted with the vertical
lines of painted branches, and balanced by the green mass at the
|Chitra Thiagarajan - Bamboo sticks tied together and placed on a ceramic brown vase, |
along with the delicate creeper, ornamental balls, and a small bunch of bougainvillea pink flowers
|Jyotsna - Dried coffee branches balanced on the walls of red container |
with a branch of orchid to add some colour.
|Shylaja - Eranthemum branches balanced against each other in a moribana|
|Sensei Malathi balanced dracena and heliconia lines in a rectangular red Sogetsu vase.|
|Roopa - Abstract arrangement in a triangular container with slanting lines and a gerbera for colour.|
|Sensei Molly - 3 dried Buddha belly Bamboo branches, |
interlocked around a ceramic bowl for balance.
Single tall heliconium standing upright and
few orchid leaves at the base are arranged to give depth.
|Sensei Prerana - Soft floral container enhancing the dry sticks, yellow chrysanthemums |
and one large dark red anthurium. And I have used one green fern.
|Chitra Rajan - Clumps of tall grass thinning upwards, balanced by horizontal translucent |
plastic straws matching the container. A branch slanting diagonally
forward gives relief to the arrangement. Pink carnations in their midst.
|Sensei Meenu - Two dried heliconia branches interlocked with |
dried cannonball vine in a yellow fibreglass container with
red Anthriums for colour
This was followed by some tasty refreshments, and after some technical hurdles, we managed to take a look at the pictures of the Delhi demonstration of sensei Christopher Lim, where he focussed on balancing lines, and the creation of large structures. Or members who attended the demo and workshop - Prerana, Meenu, Trishala and Jyotsna - explained with the help of a slideshow some of the highlights of what they experienced.
We missed those who did not attend, and look forward to our December meeting.