Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Workshop by Ms Reiko Takenaka: Disassembling and rearranging

Take the natural materials apart and study the characters of each elements. This requires imagination. I saw quite a lot of wonderful studies in the class. I learned a lot in today's workshop. The following is my study. Materials: palm leaves and gloriosa lily.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Iemoto Workshop: First Encounter

"First Encounter" means something new to you. You may find the materials you have never used before. You may find an interesting container you like to use. You also may challenge yourself when you are using your favorite materials in a totally different way, which you might purposely avoid before. Be out of your comfort zone. The more you study, the more you challenge yourself, the more confident when the occasion arise that you are going to do some demonstrations or exhibitions. In this workshop, I chose Japanese witch hazel and spirea.