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"Ikebana (生け花) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, also known as kado (華道, the "way of flowers").
More than simply putting flowers in a container, ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Contrary to the idea of floral arrangement as a collection of particoloured or multicolored arrangement of blooms, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis toward shape, line, form. Though ikebana is a creative expression, it has certain rules governing its form. The main rule is that all the elements used in construction must be organic, be they branches, leaves, grasses, or flowers. The artist's intention behind each arrangement is shown through a piece's color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the usually implied meaning of the arrangement.
Another aspect present in ikebana is its employment of minimalism. That is, an arrangement may consist of only a minimal number of blooms interspersed among stalks and leaves. The structure of a Japanese flower arrangement is based on a scalene triangle delineated by three main points, usually twigs, considered in some schools to symbolize heaven, earth, and man and in others sun, moon, and earth. The container is a key element of the composition, and various styles of pottery may be used in their construction."


~ Wikipedia

I really love the Oriental culture.

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Once upon a time, when i was a little child, innocent and knowledge less, i became a dreamer, a philosopher, a barbaric,
unaccomplished, feeling that we don´t know from anywhere invades us making us wondering about things... but should we associate this ti our childhood? Or to this exact moment? That why we still have a little bit of child like inside us until we get old and weak. Because when we lose this feeling we will stop being human, at least we will stop leaving!
I think this amazing and talented artist showed that to me a few minutes ago,...even when we first think that our life is getting ruined, small things happen: Family happen, Friends happen, Love happen, addictions happen, Art happen, feeling happen...that what i mean...a small thing like a fractal creation as this one; is the little and miserable feeling that is waked in us that make us feel a little bit more like a child...finally isn´t it? Don´t give hope please...even if you think you lost everything...there is always hope...even on the worse place in this world...even at the moment of death...even at the moment of losing someone...friendship...feeling...you will always have good things in you life that makes you feel better...art for example...this amazing fractal that made me more happier than before and for that i clap.
the colors mixing is superb ad remarkable, with such combinations of really cold colors as purple, roses, greenish, with the less found yellow.
The design is perfect with smooth waves and shapes.
The artist really did something today..he mad us better inside.
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful!
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heavenriver Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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MayreRayne Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
wow, that pretty! light color!
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heavenriver Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MayreRayne Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
sure!
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IshibaTheMinish Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
The lights and colors are a delight!
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heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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MKKitanafan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist
wow....it's beautiful :iconhappymeowplz:
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heavenriver Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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a-pirates-booty Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sooo pretty! the color scheme is so bright and yet soothing...my all-time fave!
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heavenriver Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like quite some people loved this. I'm glad you did too. Thank you!
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a-pirates-booty Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome! it's absolutely beautiful :)
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OanaZ Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Student Interface Designer
featured qui![link]
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heavenriver Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grazie mille anche di questo!
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SoraAlmasy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bello, bello, bello! :heart: Sai, i colori che usi mi piacciono sempre molto! =^w^=
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heavenriver Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Come sono contenta! A volte rido di me stessa per non saper usare altre combinazioni cromatiche, ma il fatto è che per me la bellezza è blu, lilla e bianca. Non ci posso far nulla xD
Grazie mille! :D
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SoraAlmasy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ma no perché? Non devi! =°w°=
Che carina! :heart:
Per me il blu è la felicità, la maggior parte delle cose che ho sono blu e quando coloro i miei disegni lo uso quasi sempre sullo sfondo e se non è blu sono suoi derivati, azzurro e celeste, dipende! XD
Ma di nulla, è un piacere per me! Anzi, ora ti aggiungo ai watch! =*______________________*= <-- sorriso largo 10 chilometri! XD
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heavenriver Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...Che cara, grazie mille del watch! Mi fa piacere avere tra i watchers una persona così allegra e solare :D

Il riferimento alla bellezza sta nel fatto che quei tre colori sono i principali che uso nei miei frattali. Il mio preferito è, è sempre stato e sempre sarà il blu, in ogni sua variazione! Mi piace soprattutto il turchese e l'azzurro cielo, ma anche il verde acqua (che reputo praticamente blu) *_*
Sono contenta comunque! Se ti piace il blu, sappi che nella mia gallery non mancherà mai xD
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SoraAlmasy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Prego! =^w^= Io invece mi pento di non averlo fatto prima! =°^°=
Beh ma io so anche essere spietata se voglio. XD Ma sicuramente è meglio ridere! X3

Aaah, ho capito benissimo! =^w^=
Bene, grazie dell'informazione allora, appena riesco sbircio tutto!!! =*w*=
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heavenriver Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ascolterò con piacere i tuoi pareri! Grazie ancora! :D
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SoraAlmasy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Prego! =^w°=
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Garret-B Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
Oo very nice work! Love the bright beautiful colors! :D
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heavenriver Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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buddhakat9 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
most beautiful!!!
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heavenriver Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, glad it is!
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buddhakat9 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
my pleasure - oops! forgot to :+fav:, so I just did...
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heavenriver Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much again. :D
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CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Featured By Owner May 29, 2010   General Artist
I love Ikebana too.. Love these soft and dreamy colours! I like how you make the colours look like oil in water, just with pastel colours. Now I feel so inspired to make a Japan inspired fractal! *running off to fire up my Ultra Fractal* Thanks for the ideas :heart:
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heavenriver Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I've been trying for ages to get this colouring style better. I love smooth fractals filled with light... to the point that sometimes I don't know how to make some that aren't as such :D
Glad I inspired you! Can't wait to see what you come up with!
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CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Featured By Owner May 29, 2010   General Artist
:D I am almost finished. It just needs some polishing, maybe I'll submit it tomorrow if I'm satisfied with the rendering. Sometimes the anti-aliasing thingy really messing up with the fractals. Either it's too much antialiasing or too little...
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chernobylblue Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Stunning work. I may need to get a print of this one, it's lovely! <3
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heavenriver Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? It would be the first print I'd sell!

Thank you :D
If you're still thinking about getting one, tell me: I'll render a higher resolution picture (tell me the size of the print and I'll make it twice as big, I care about quality) and, in case you'd like some changes in colour (like: black and white, more blue, more green... anything you'd like, even more contrast, more saturation or so), tell me and I'll do everything I can for it. It won't even take long, so you see, it'll be my pleasure to let you have the print as you wish it to be :D
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AnaInTheStars Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Writer
very beautiful and I love the colors :) they remind me a bit of orchids
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heavenriver Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanted them to look like flowers, so I'm glad they do! Thanks! :D
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