Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
… if it had a hole in it, in the shop, I would not have bought the lumber.
… if the lumber did not drop on the way up to my design room the knot would not have popped out.
… if the knot did not pop out I would not have thought of seeing if the water tube fits.
… if the water tube did not fit I wouldn’t have checked if the elegant calla stem would be supported in it.
… if the calla stem was not supported in the water tube I would have had to…
... well… if...
all kinda serendipitous then, if you think
Create a minimal design by placing a single flower on a platform
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
Open an arum lily up by rolling the funnel shaped spathe (petal) over
Hang a twig and wood mobile at your weeding as a direction board
Use wood glue to make a light as air table top wreath from pine needles
Glue snippets of Baby's breath and grass into a lace fine wreath shape to showcase the tiny chocolate cosmos buds
Glue a few twigs into a rectangular shape to hang as a space or room devider
An grass armature that looks scattered but is actually very secure
Connect the ends of grass snippets to create a spherical grass armature
Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...
Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright
Wire a sparkling tinsel garland to dress up a single, elegant Arum lily.
A fun Spring and Easter design with stacked eggshells.
Urgh… my glass cake stand broke leaving me with a still beautiful, but now mismatched and extremely inspirational lid...
Filling a trumpet flower cup... with more flowers!
Create a long lasting winter inspired floral design that looks like it is frozen in time.
Hang the arum lilies from the edge of a container to support all the other floral details.
A more than just a hint of Christmas tradition design... in a pre-Christmas design.
Glue snippets of grass into a double layer sphere to create a sheltered floral globe.
Light and airy... like a wonderful breeze on a hot summer day grass and erigeron display.
Pull tab support for "canned" Calla lilies and bunny-tail grass.
Three Lilies plaited to create a sensational, singular flower "growing" out of a Equisetum dome filled with Rainbow Oasis pebbles.
Freely translated it means Each Moment, Only Once. It is a saying associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.
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.
The only thing I needed to make these avocado green arums perfect was a small admirer...
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
Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for Mother's Day. This is my article that I wrote for the Mother's Day Design...
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
Gypsophilla design with Celtic love knots featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine
Romantic rose centerpiece with just a bit of an edge featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine
This was the fourth (and last) design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration