My Ikebana: Bittersweet Vine

Added on by the ikebana shop.

I am very thankful to our friend, Patti, who brought us a bunch of bittersweet vine branches last autumn. 

I  had let them dry entwined.  Now I used them for this arrangement.

It was no longer possible to bend or shape them because the branches were dry and would break easily so I had to use them in their natural state.  But, I could still cut and trim, of course!

I arranged the branches to show a climbing movement from the bottom of the vase, merging with other branches at the top of the vase and still reaching further upwards.  The ornithogalum moved in the same rhythm as the bittersweet.


Here is the whole arrangement.

I hope you like it.  --Miyako


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