Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
To live and create all out
… can leave you feeling like you are all out
… especially when you can’t keep it all out.
So you have to make a constant all-in effort to…
... reinvent and reinvigorate and re-imagine your work.
Being consistently creative is all out hard work!
Book readers if you, like me, feel this heavy sense of overload right now making it hard for you to create, turn to page 371 for a compassionate take on designing in difficult times.
Also, I have added my IngramSpark Author Profile interview in my new Shop Page if you want to read more about how my personal experiences shaped my book.
A zero waste and sustainable floral design solution to keep your flowers exactly where you want them without using floral foam.
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
A single stem of lilies turned into a celebration just by twirling a handful of lily grass around it.
Craft a dried cane globe for the armature of the design and then add lily grass to dry in place.
Craft a wreath with a hollow cavity inside to use as an armature for your flowers
A cool and minimal floral design for summer.
Sometimes you want to keep flowers in tight bud for as long as possible to suit your design
How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.
A minimal... but then with a tiny bug detail... design that is perfect for warm summer designing.
Frame a passion flower in a vine wreath for a short lived but so pretty arrangement.
Whether it’s a solid foot for floating flowers, the tips of new growth or the curve of a dried twig your design needs help to stay upright.
Weave a wreath to thread a dome for an Autumn leaf design
Weave a trap to keep your floral details suspended in a square container.
Filling a trumpet flower cup... with more flowers!