Patricia Painter presented a demonstration entitled "Welcoming Spring". She is a certified teacher in the Chiko, Sogetsu and Kiku Schools of Ikebana. The focus of her demonstration was Chiko School arrangements which included handmade kimekomi dolls, temari balls and objects collected during memorable travels, in addition to the container and floral materials. Sand and small stones were sprinkled at the base, as a way to pull the composition together giving it depth and feeling. Combining the beauty of flowers with that of these non-floral materials is intended to represent a harmonized effect.