Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Look at me… doing math!
You see, the flowers we design with start off pretty much perfect.
Everything else we add
to our design
subtracts from that pure flowery-ness-ness of our perfect flowers.
Which is what makes designing so fun… we start off with perfect and each of us look at this perfection and point at that something that we are uniquely wired to recognize.
As designers we then add to that something to multiply it…
and if we do it right our solution makes the flowers look perfect.
Perfectly… you. Perfectly... me.
(and that is... of course... what my book is all about)
Placing gladiolus stems horizontally so that the stems... disappear.
Wedge snipped twigs into a glass vase to act as a support for your flowers
Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
This design is all about that line there where the water meets the lemon blossom stem...
Craft an everything is still growing spring design to celebrate... what we love!
Cut short bamboo lengths to keep your flower material upright in a shallow and narrow container
Craft a willow heart to display 12 red roses to celebrate Valentine's Day.
A tranquil design that just takes a moment to do... when you need to take a moment to... breathe.
Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems