Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Turning of the leaves
Ah, it’s the end of a radiant summer!
In North America, autumn is usually considered to start with the September equinox. Which means today is officially the first day of autumn!
So, while our part of the world is still steeped in the remnants of a lingering summer,
there is definitely a promise of autumn in the air.
It is as if all the trees are holding their collective breath,
for just this one moment,
before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again.
Note: The name "equinox" is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because around the equinox, the night and day have approximately equal length
Remove the pulp from leaves so that only the vain framework remain
Skeletonized leaves can be shaped while wet to create shapes
Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant
Glue a fantasy forest from Popsicle sticks, grape vine tendrils and willow tips
Barely there skeleton blossoms with Eucalyptus eyes for my Halloween design... Oh! and a Willow Paddle, which probably should have been the main Tutorial... but... well...
A fun and easy contemporary floral design to display foraged autumn leaves and just a touch of flowers that can easily be replaced.
A take your time and mindfully craft a pretty design to celebrate the summer solstice- it is officially summer here in Canada.
Softest Wisteria colour to cool things down on an unexpectedly warm day.
A bit of a rethink as the season is getting ready to change. How can I give my design idea a fresh twist?
My Spring/Easter design and the introduction article about my floral journey written by the editor, Nina Tucknott in the latest issue of Flora Magazine.