Bloomy Ikebana Inspiration
Ikebana Beautiful’s vision is to give the world joy in playing with the materials that nature offers us.
Good old nature. We have almost forgotten about it in this artificial world.
By bringing the nature close to ourselves, we can make our environment more beautiful.
Ikebana Beautiful offers you an accessible way to create a life with natural materials, in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere.
Making your own flower decorations can brighten your day and gives you relaxation and tranquility. It helps you to live in the moment and to get in contact with the seasons.
Anyone can enjoy the beauty of nature anywhere, at any time.
Which is why Ikebana Beautiful wants to inspire you.
We will offer you tips for:
- Easy flower arranging
- Use of materials
- Locations to find materials
- Tools and techniques
We offer you these tips trough instruction videos, photo inspiration, and flower blog posts, giving you the methods step by step.
With inspiration from the art of Ikebana, our emphasis lies on playing with:
- Free expression
At Ikebana Beautifull we take the liberty to go beyond the (strict) rules of Ikebana by experimenting and modernizing more freely. We also apply influences of European arts of flower arranging in a mix of styles.
Our most important goal is to give you joy in playing with the materials that nature offers us. This is the guiding mission which defines our blogs culture, working environment and the people we work with.
Get to know me
Trendwatcher Desiree Castelijn has been blogging for several years for the trend blog Trendbubbles.
After many years of practicing Sogetsu Ikebana, Desiree decided to use this experience to spread this joyful activity throughout the world. When talking about Ikebana, I noticed the happiness that people get from flowers and nature.
Reasons enough to go ahead and start this blog Ikebana Beautiful and Youtube Chanel. Working with flowers is her great passion and an opportunity to show her inner world.
Els Goos gave Desiree her first Ikebana lesson
Participated in the Sogestu 80th Anniversary Workshop, in Vught, the Netherlands
Attended exposition Els Spoelstra, Brigitte van Schijndel, and Hannah van Schijndel
Completed the first course of Study in Sogetsu School of Ikebana
Completed the second course of Study in Sogetsu School of Ikebana
Completed the New Textbook Global Training session
Attended exposition De Steenfabirek Gilze
Attended exposition ‘Bomen over Kunst' Arboretum Oudenbosch
Attended seminar Sogetsu Branch Nederland & Azalea Study Group Belgium
July 2010 – February 2012
Treasurer of the Sogetsu Ikebana Branch Nederland
Completed the fourth Course of Study in Sogetsu School of Ikebana
Started my blog Ikebana Beautiful, this is my first blog post: Ikebana Beautiful is born!
Completed EMC (European Master Certification), Part 1 of the three-part program.