Ikebana principles in this month's arrangement:
The three most important elements in an ikebana arrangement are mass, line, and color. Mass is formed by placing your materials close together so there’s no space in between. This creates a sense of volume. It’s important to carefully shape your massed form so it doesn’t look too heavy or ill-defined.
Check each side of your arrangement as you arrange since it will be viewed from every angle.
Change the water by running the vase under a tap for a couple of minutes. This allows the old water to ﬂow out and new water to ﬂow in.