Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
The thing!?! Do you remember the thing?!?
Do you remember the wonderful thing that the kind person said about the thing you could do that made you feel special when you were little?
or the thing where a well timed hug makes everything feel okay-ish again?
Or the time you dropped that thing and a friendly passerby helped you pick it up?
Or when that good natured stranger smiled at you and that thing where you couldn’t even imagine not smiling back?
Do you remember seeing that person carrying all that stuff and you did that little shuffle thing to get the door first so that you could hold it open for them?
Or being somewhere new and another person doing that thing where we make eye contact… and we all know it means: are you okay?
How about the thing where someone's timing was so perfect with their comment and we all still laugh thinking about that day?
It’s just the thing, remembering the thing.
Hide the prettiest of flowers in the entire bunch in plain sight by framing it with elegant grass.
For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...
Weave a small panel that fits snugly in a container for a minimal, foam free design that is quick to make but looks spectacular.
Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.
Snip, roll and glue a few blades of grass to create a design feature
A cool and minimal floral design for summer.
Loosely weave grass on a piece of driftwood for an informal armature
Tulips continue to grow as they open. This means you not only have to be mindful of their proportions as they are now... but also as they will be once open.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Loop a grass veil over a lily stem to create a minimalist summer design.
After a long winter it is always fun to use the first spring bulb flowers!
Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop
My third design in my demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society meeting