All of the work on this site are originals created by Shelli Wheeler, Owner, Ikebana Artist & Ikebana Instructor. She is an active member of the Ikebana International as well as a student in the Atlanta Chapter of the Ichiyo School of Ikebana. Browse around, take a peek and don’t forget to check back for new pieces. If you would like to get an arrangement made for your space or event or sign up for weekly service, please contact Shelli.
People hire me for several reasons, but mostly because they love flowers! I am an on-site florist. This means I come out to you and create these at your location. The services I provide are different than ANY other florist, and they are what distinguish me from the rest. What I do is a lot more involved than just placing a bunch of flowers and greenery into a vase and handing over an ordinary arrangement. You can purchase that from any flower shop or grocery store. When you work with me, you won’t receive anything that’s “ordinary.” Each piece is a custom, one-of-a-kind sculpture made from live flowers and materials, and they are designed to fit their space perfectly. No two pieces are duplicated, so each is unique and priced reasonably and competitively. If you’re planning an event or special occasion, give me a call for a price quote.
WHAT IS IKEBANA? (eee-keh-bah-nah)
By definition, Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging. Although, it is actually much more than placing a mass of flowers into a vase. It’s a creative reflection of the Japanese and their inherent love of nature.
This highly disciplined art form has been practiced and revered for 600+ years. Ikebana arrangements are comprised of many precise rules and a philosophy that’s deeply rooted in the Japanese culture. Each Ikebana artist spends many years learning these rules and studying the discipline thoroughly in order to master these techniques and forms. Only then can officially call themselves an Ikebana artist.
HER BACKGROUND & EDUCATION
Under the direction of Executive Master Elaine Jo, Shelli Wheeler began studying at the Ichiyo School of Ikebana in 2007. Her style encompasses that of a modern and contemporary flare – sculptural and abstract – yet very uniquely defined. Though she tends to experiment with various forms, her technique and skill remain true to this Japanese art form.
As a graduate from the Savannah College of Art and Design school, Shelli has worked as a Graphic Designer and Art Director for: CNN-Sports Illustrated, CNN Interactive, The Weather Channel and Cartoon Nework to name a few. Check out her design blog here.