Being free of defined rules, this simple art form was devised to induce a sense of calm serenity during preparation as well as in the final arrangement.
Whilst in pursuit of this silent, mindful pleasure it is hoped the arranger will encounter moments of inspirational joy and enthusiasm, becoming so absorbed with their creation that the stresses of a busy lifestyle will be subdued.
It is accessible to everyone, including children, the disabled and the elderly (perhaps with assistance).
Many happy hours await you on your journey of appreciation and hands-on experience of nature.
Respect nature by remembering to place water in the shell once your arrangement is complete.
“They came upon the secret and rejoiced”
The four seasons can inspire new arrangements.
Any containers used should be sympathetic to the arrangement.
“Seek and ye shall find.”
Bamboo mats can help to protect surfaces.
Mother Nature meets mother of pearl
Handle plant material and shells with care.
A kenzan (available from florists), sand or Blu Tack may be required to support some arrangements.
Small shells can be used as extra features.
Enjoy the fun of endless variations.
Just the two of us
Cutting the bottom of plant stems at 45° aids water absorption.
Large shells like this can be purchased online from eBay.
The past and present
Woodland, fields and hedgerows will provide — use nature in all its forms.
The cost is small. The joy is priceless.
This art form can expand awareness and is an ideal accompaniment to a spiritual journey.