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Ikebana Sneak Preview

November 26, 2015 , , , ,

I was lucky to catch up with Patricia Deridder at the Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson as she prepares for this weekend’s big Ikebana exhibit.  She is the founder of the gardens, a teacher, and still a student, of Ikebana.  She has organized a group of masters who will show their work over the weekend in the gardens. This very special treat will give the public an idea of the different schools of Ikebana and the individuals who live here and practice these special arts. There are monks in Japan who do this practice as meditation.  Anyone involved in this way of looking at flower arranging will discover elements of mediation or merging with nature.

I am thrilled to have this artful peaceful alternative to Black Friday shopping offered in my neighborhood.  If you happen to be in Tucson this event is offered with the regular entry fee, or to members as part of our membership.  This is a wonderful opportunity to be immersed in nature carefully and beautifully crafted by artists. I am excited to learn more and enjoy the show.  The three pieces I watched in progress all came out beautifully.

flower show in progress

flower show in progress

freestyle

freestyle

formal arrangement

formal arrangement

flower show in progress

flower show in progress

flower show in progress

flower show in progress

Patricia does a final edit

Patricia does a final edit

freestyle

freestyle

flower show in progress

flower show in progress

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What a great video! The photos are terrific too. I love the freestyle photo!

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

November 27, 2015

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