The old Japanese art of arranging flowers can be mastered with ease. All it takes to learn ikebana is a bit of dedication - and these beginner-friendly apps.
Ikebana is an ancient Japanese art form of "making flowers alive." The practice of creating floral arrangements can be traced for more than 700 years, reaching its first peak in the 16th century. It can be as simple or as intricate as you'd like it to be - relying on either elegance or attention to detail for powerful visual effects. A wonderful hobby, ikebana is relaxing and fulfilling, but mastering it can initially pose a challenge. Fortunately, Skillshare offers plenty of opportunities to learn. An online course or two will set you on the right track.
Naturally, the theory will only serve as a foundation. Practice will make perfect. To do this, you will need to get some flowers. Not just any flowers but some top-quality specimens. Working with sub-par materials is not recommended. You can use some in full bloom as well as those that are mere buds. The choice is yours and will depend on your aesthetic goals. Instead of wasting days running around town trying to find the perfect ones - you can assume a more relaxed approach and order online. This will give you more time to enjoy the Japanese art of ikebana properly.
Once you have completed your first few projects, you will likely start feeling proud of yourself. This is perfectly natural. In fact, even showing off a bit will make perfect sense - especially if you've managed to create something truly stunning. Sharing your work online is, obviously, the next logical step. Still, you won't be able to do this with mediocre pictures. Make sure you take some good photos of your floral arrangements - and edit them lightly to showcase your work as accurately as possible. There are no other rules to this, so be creative - and enjoy the process.
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