Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Way Of The Flower!

IKEBANA
"The spiritual aspect of Ikebana is considered very important to its practitioners. Silence is a must during practices of Ikebana. It is a time to appreciate things in nature that people often overlook because of their busy lives. One becomes more patient and tolerant of differences, not only in nature, but also in general. Ikebana can inspire one to identify with beauty in all art forms. This is also the time when one feels closeness to nature which provides relaxation for the mind, body, and soul. "Ikebana" is from the Japanese ikeru (生ける?, "to place, to arrange, life, birth") and hana (?, "flower"). Possible translations include "giving life to flowers" and "arranging flowers".~wikipedia~
I recently purchased my second Ikebana vase at an art show in Cape Coral, Florida. The first was purchased several years ago at a show in Falmouth, Massachusetts. I have always admired the simplicity of this art form but never realized it's spiritual aspects. Ikebana is a beautiful way to arrange flowers and a fun word to say, it just rolls off the tongue! 
Try it sometime, a joyful experience is sure to be had!


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15 comments:

hootnonny said...

Ikebana is a fun word to say! I too love the simplicity of the floral arrangment. Nice shot too!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I always learn something when I visit you, Rosemary! I love the simple but beautiful arrangement of these flowers. The vase reminds me of a little top hat. :)

Barbara said...

I learned something new! I didn't realize there was a word for it or special vases. Thank you! These are beautiful!

lisa said...

I have never heard of this Rosemary, and it sounds absolutely wonderful! I love the vase, and the simplicity.

Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

hannah said...

Is that your latest purchase? Perfect shape and color. I used to think that the container was half the battle for me. My husband brought me back a black cast iron suna bachi [??] with matching ebony wooden base. It still looks fantastic, after years of use. Wonderful way of making do with just a few flowers, particularly in winter,when they are dear in the shops.

Rosie said...

What a wonderful and interesting post! I love the photo and also the information about Ikebana!

Anki said...

I like your picture of the flowers.

Anna said...

If read about Ikebana - all so interesting! What a beautiful vase and simple arrangement!

Deanna said...

I have a friend who creates beautiful arrangements like this. I have never done it but admire hers and yours is beautiful!!

Clairejustine said...

Lovely post :)

Kim Stevens said...

I have never heard of a vase like this - love the simplicity of it!

I'm going to have to see if I can find one, I think I just might be able to do flowers in a vase like this!

Pam said...

I love the simplicity of it
That is what I like most about your choice of art
The OBJECT IS SUBJECT
-Pam

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A beautiful arrangement. V

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful composition and tones.

Regards and best wishes

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful floral arrangement!

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