Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
… to be really good…
and I mean really, really good at that thing that matters to you
you need to balance somewhere between being closed off enough to protect what is uniquely you
and exposed enough so that you remain curious and inspired.
And go at it with an attitude that supports growth
… and mastery.
Using those much treasured dried autumn details to bridge the gap between the bright green of summer and the brightness that is yet to come.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
This is a trick for attaching fine details at exactly the right angle.
Follow the flower's natural curve but you can also curve only sections to create an elegant crescent or a curve at the tip of the stem
It is possible to curve or adjust a curve in plant material
Hold a dried hydrangea flower in the palm of your hand to smooth out the folds
Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry
I have always been fascinated, as a designer, by the idea that there is a point when extremes or direct contrasts flip into its opposite.
A perfectly imperfect wild willow wreath to display the first Autumn treasures of the year.
An easy going design of ripped grass and calla lilies. But look a bit closer. See if you can find Mr. Stalk relaxing somewhere between the blades of grass.
My article and wedding direction board design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine