Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
I found it this way: Leaf nest design
This is the third design I did for my "I found it this way" Floral art demonstration at the Capilano Flower Arranging Club .
As the temperature starts to cool down here in Vancouver and we are heading into early autumn, we are all starting to spend more time indoors, we looked at nests crafted outdoors.
During the summer months the Emperor butterfly enjoys the fruits from the tree...
... and in late fall caterpillars make nests by "sewing" the leaves together and to the tree
The caterpillars move into the nest over weeks
As the leaves drop from the tree, only the nests stay behind
Over winter the nests deteriorate...
... come Spring they crawl from the nest, ready to eat the new fruit and grow
For my "I found it this way" Floral Art demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging club, I began all four of my designs with basic armatures made of Twig Tangles and we...
Fold and glue a Monstera deliciosa (delicious monster) leaf
Fold and then stitch a long fall leaf garland to roll into a coil
How to spin (and remove) hot glue spider web or floral cocoon
Dutch floral designer Pim van den Akker, from Flower Factor invited me to participate in a FloraHolland initiative promoting the versatility of Freesias entitled ...
I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.
An enclosed design that invites the onlooker to lean in closer to explore the pretty orchid.