Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
"The professional dedicates himself to mastering technique not because he believes technique is a substitute for inspiration…
… but because he wants to be in possession of the full arsenal of skills when inspiration does come.
The professional is sly.
that by toiling beside the front door of technique,
he leaves room
to enter by the back."
Quote by American author Steven Pressfield
The most delicate of stems often disappear in a design. this is an easy way to display really delicate flowering stems without overwhelming them
I use edible mushrooms in my designs. To preserve them I press a tiny stake into the base and let them air-dry.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Skewer Dracaena leaves into a roll that supports a tiny water source for the Oncidium orchids
Fill eggshells with moss to create an upright container... with a surprising balancing trick.
This week we look at the design featured in the Flower Guide Chapter at the very end of my book
Using dried floral material is so trendy right now. But the longer lasting the design elements the more effort you have to put in to stop it from looking lifeless.