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The beautiful weather has returned to Phoenix, and along with it some beautiful deep purple lisianthus, chosen by our very talented professor, Linnéa Storm.

An isshuike shofutai shoka is also a beautiful arrangement to behold. It looks so simple (only one material), but it is tricky. Getting the shin, soe and tai in just the right positions takes patience and a good eye for how the plant grows in nature. Professor Linnéa has both.  She took time to be sure each attendee left with a beautiful arrangement and a better understanding of the intricacies of Ikenobo.

Our president, Wanda LaLoggia, also took a few minutes to thank our official translator/interpreter, May Uttal and to present her with an Ikenobo pin and “The Art of Arranging Flowers” book.

Linnéa also presented Toby Schmich with her Nyuman and Shoden certificates.  Congratulations, Toby.

Congratulations also, to our raffle winner, Debi Howard, shown here with the raffle arrangement.

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