Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ga-jin Geisha

Q: What's the difference between an Ikebana sensei and a 1960's Irish nun?
A: There isn't any.

I had my second Ikebana class today. I have read stories about how demanding these people are. I survived grade 4 with Mother Columba so I am thinking I can survive this. Today's lesson was about angles but most importantly creating and framing empty space.
This is my finished arrangement from today. Sensei said 'good for a second class' and she is encouraged by the fact that I am not afraid to prune. New students usually leave too many leaves on the Shin and Soe.
I had a Koto lesson tonight too. My koto teacher is delightful, she says I am sugoii!! A natural! Today we played duets and it was music to my ears.

1 comment:

mel said...

Who are you and what have you done to my friend Kathleen?