Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
The Three legged trick for Upright Constructions
When in doubt, always give your armature three legs. Two legs are simply not enough and four legs will wobble if it is even slightly off balance. But three legs are a lot more forgiving. Even on an uneven surface, three legs seem to find its own way to stand upright.
Drill holes in the driftwood to connect the three legs with short dowel sticks.
Create a triangular shape by separating the driftwood with dowel sticks of almost equal length. Glue the dowel sticks into the holes with an epoxy glue
Continue to add connection pieces to create a really stable armature without bulk.
When the armature is stable drill holes pointing to the sides
This is for the reeds and wires that will support the Kyogi paper and plant material. Press the Mikado reeds and brown wire into the holes
The brown wire will easily carry the heavier test tubes and plant material.
The Mikado reeds add support and carry the Kyogi paper strips.
My fourth design in my demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society meeting
This was the first design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
A design demonstration looking at preparing for competition designs: thinking bigger
This was the third design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
A design demonstration and workshop at the Floral Trends Design group in South Africa exploring how we emulate nature’s best biological ideas to solve our modern day design...
Looking at how we emulate nature’s best biological ideas to solve our modern day design problems.
Looking back at the preparations and my Biomimicry design demonstration and workshop at the Floral Trends Design Group in South Africa
The second design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.
My book launch demonstration was hosted by my flower-buddies from the Capilano Flower Arranging Club. We looked at what influences our own effortless style... that "thing" that...
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. Some cardboard to wrap the string around… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard...