Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
“My darling girl,
when are you going to realize that
is not necessarily a virtue?
It rather denotes
a lack of courage.”
quote by Aunt Frances in the film Practical Magic
Spear bunny tail grasses into a Kenzan to create a cozy space to display apricot lemonade cosmos flowers.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Temporarily adhere a traditional Ikebana Kenzan or pincushion to a shallow container.
Build up a design in a shallow container by stacking it by threading the plant material into the teeth of a pin cushion in three levels.
Spike fall leaves and water tubes to create a minimal radiating autumn display
Just look at that puddle! This design is all about the fresh eucalyptus... but in a cooling down for summer kind of way.
A bit of Kenzan support for a floating shallow container design
A radiating design that has the freedom of movement to add a bit of a cooling effect on the warmer days of summer.
Slowly build up a dial armature from dried bulrush
The easiest unfinished nest idea... simply shaped from roots discovered while Spring cleaning and preparing to plant.
Glue a few twigs to display Autumn flowers and foliage on
It's the little sun-washed coloured hints that makes you look again to see if you really saw what you thought you saw... yes! There really are signs of autumn everywhere!
Cut stems of Gladiolus to place in a radiating summer design.
A fun and easy contemporary floral design to display foraged autumn leaves and just a touch of flowers that can easily be replaced.
An Autumn Equinox design that captures the moment before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again
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.
A take your time and mindfully craft a pretty design to celebrate the summer solstice- it is officially summer here in Canada.
A spring spiral design... with a hint of a root nest. Easy to do
Split and spiral a few gladiolus flowers in a way that the stems remain intact, to spiral in a water filled filled vase for a long lasting composite flower