January 4th, 2011
In Japan, people traditionally make displays in their houses for special holidays. The displays often include flowers, branches of trees and symbolic food. My friend Ayako Egawa in Japan sent the photo below of a floral arrangement she made for the New Year. She wrote, "The berries are ‘senryo’, lucky plants for the New Year […]
December 20th, 2009
Ayako Egawa in Japan made this flower arrangement that she calls "Red Reindeer" . It shows how creative you can be with your holiday arrangements and decorating! I love how the twigs look like reindeer. The white is cotton from a cotton plant. Ayako added it to look like snow. How neat! Thanks for sharing […]
October 14th, 2009
Anna wrote: Do you know the nursery rhyme that begins: Hou-py, hou-py, hou-py, Ko-cka sue-dla krou-py Do-cour hruch I’ll try my best to write this poem-rhyme out for you. Of course, I will not be able to add the correct accent marks, punctuations marks, etc. The writing I have to copy is very small, so […]
February 10th, 2009
Ayako Egawa of Japan has studied the art of Ikebana – the art of Japanese flower arranging. Recently, she’s taken up western style arrangements. Take a look at the results! This arrangement has a lovely diagonal motion to it. Ayako shared the theory behind the arrangement below. “The flowers are Reeves’ meadowsweet (the white […]
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100 Songs With Sheet Music And Links To Recordings
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