We had an unusually cold and snow February, but I only had to cancel classes for one week.
I did another special project for OpenRoad Mercedes Benz in Surrey. This time they only wanted white flowers in black, white or silver containers, with the emphasis on height and formality. Another challenge….The caterer was impressed with my work and asked if I would consider providing some of her clients with my style of floral arrangements. Certainly! Just waiting to hear back about a couple of weddings and a reception at a winery later this year.
I also held a workshop at a seniors’ facility in West Vancouver. We made Valentine’s arrangements using pussy willows, and red and white flowers. The ladies enjoyed it so much, they asked me to return in April. Easter ikebana, coming up!
The Late Mum Show was held at Mandeville GardenWorks in Burnaby at the beginning of November. I had so many students who wanted to display, I didn’t have to! In all, 16 ikebana were displayed, six by Sangetsu. I thanked my students for making me look like a good teacher!
An old friend of the family passed away, and I was asked to do the flowers for her Memorial Service. I lent them my crystal candles holders which I decorated for the altar, and made a pastel coloured wreath to be used to surround a basket for cards, and then later to have at the grave site. There were also a dozen vase arrangements for the reception tables, which the family asked me to distribute to the helpers when the reception concluded.
Another flower challenge: Open Road was introducing a new alternative
to owning or leasing a luxury vehicle. The theme was “Flip”, as in flipping vehicles….I was asked to provide ten modern design flower arrangements with accent colours of navy and cyan. Okay…how about white flowers with accents of navy and teal (spray painted leaves, etc), arranged in white or silver containers? What do you think of these arrangements? Did I succeed in following the theme?