The Burnaby Art Gallery put on a workshop called “Petal to Pencil”. One of my former students who works at the gallery, recommended that I head the ikebana part of the workshop. A simple ikebana arrangement was made by each participant using roses and branches of weigela. We worked outside on the art gallery grounds, in the shade, since the weather was so nice. The six ladies happily made their first ever ikebana, which they used later in the day, drawing their arrangement.