Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
You Say Tomato I Say Tomato
“Things have come to a pretty pass
Our romance is growing flat,
For you like this and the other
While I go for this and that,
Goodness knows what the end will be
Oh I don’t know where I’m at
It looks as if we two will never be one
Something must be done…”
Lyrics from “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” by Ella Fitzgerald.
Urgh… anyone else having problems with their floral glue???
Securing the most delicate of design details successfully has a lot to do with what glue you use. But what glue is even more complicated than just brand.
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This is both a decorative and functional design solution. But most importantly, I think, there is absolutely zero waste.
Water... lots of water- that is the answer to designing flower arrangements that survive the summer heat.
Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature
A sustainable, absolutely no waste floral design using willow to suspend your flower head in your arrangement.