Had you heard of Kakehana before? I had not. It is a free-style hanging arrangement. For this workshop, Linnéa Storm, sensei, prepared picture frames filled with Japanese paper prints (from wrapping paper) for each participant.
During her lecture, she explained that today we were working with a “relief” style which can be artistic or naturalistic. (There is also a “tapestry” style.) It has five separate points of emphasis: space, depth, color, texture, and rhythm.
Our task was to add flower material to these frames. Much creativity was shown as we studied our frames. Some attached to the glass in the frames small containers or flower tubes using glue dots; others stood small vases or containers next to their frames. Yet others used twine to tie small vases to their frames.
Then, of course, we needed to add small flowers to our containers. Linnéa provided a great variety of flowers and branches that we whittled down to fit our containers and show the above-mentioned five points of emphasis. Challenging, but fun. And so nice to be at an in-person workshop once again and welcome guests and a new member, Susan Smith.