So many possibilities and choices. Participants could choose to do Isshuike or Nishuike with or without a nagashi branch. Then there are Jodan (upper), Chudan (middle) or Gedan (lower) nagashi. And within Jodan, Chudan or Gedan, there are several possible placements for nagashi. So, of course, arrangers chose what appealed to them and if they could find a suitable nagashi branch.
Our expert sensei, Linnéa, had already critiqued all the arrangements and given participants suggestions on how to improve their creations. We looked at all 8 arrangements that were submitted and spent some time discussing how to critique our photos before sending them in. We need to be able to photograph the arrangement from the front, the side, and at the mizugiwa level in order to give the sensei a good idea of what the arrangement looks like “in real life.” The general consensus was that the photography is equally as challenging as the actual flower arranging. We learn SO MUCH from these Zoom workshops. Thank you, Linnéa, once again.