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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Mud!!! Floral Art Demonstration at the Rondebosch Flower Club, Cape Town, South Africa

Mud!!! demonstration

So much goes into one stage design that I thought it would be worth while to break up the design elements and explore each in more detail.

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Favourite Flowers


Granadilla, passionflower, passion vines


Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Lentinula edodes

Shiitake Mushrooms

Related Designs

7 April 2011 Floral Art Demonstrations

When I demonstrate I focus on sharing the art of contemporary floral design, as I see it.

5 April 2011 Mud Proverbs

I prefer not to drape fabric over or hide my designs behind a screen before a demonstration. Instead I create a "diversion" that will capture the audience's interest.

3 April 2011 Bark Wreath

I needed the wreath to be as light as possible to make sure it would "dance in the rain" on the flexible metal stand.

30 March 2011 Mud!!!

When I started researching mud as a possible enhancement to contemporary floral art I was thoroughly inspired by the possibilities.

28 March 2011 Spider web covering the design with drops of glittering rain

Weaving hot glue spider webs

23 March 2011 and to share with your Flower Friends on your birthday?

Because it was my birthday I wanted to give the audience each a slice of birthday cake to celebrate with me. For obvious reasons I settled on dark chocolate Mud Pies.