Healthy Easter Wishes

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Easter colors!

Isn’t that a beautiful Ikebana composition?  It was made by an artist from The Sogetsu School in Denver, Colorado.  I attended a home and garden show a couple of weeks ago and there was a huge display of many, many Ikebana creations.  There were also live demonstrations.  This was my first exposure to this beautiful art method.  During the live demonstration there was a narrator who described the process and techniques as the artist worked on their composition.  Sometimes it was a pair of artists who had to work in tandem to create the piece; one holding while the other anchored or twisted stems and blooms.  The narrator also spoke of the meditative quality of doing these arrangements.  I was only able to spend a few minutes watching and listening to the demonstration because I was with another person who wasn’t quite as enamored of Ikebana as I was but I really enjoyed it and I plan to learn more about this ancient art form.  I snapped a couple of photos of arrangements I thought were exceptional.

Beautiful weaving

Beautiful weaving

I have been a little under the weather this week and it was a reminder to me that “if you don’t have your health, then you don’t have anything”.  I wish you a healthy (and happy) Easter!







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