My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

A spongy home for this octopus orchid

Soak up floral art design


Clamshell orchid


The cockleshell orchid

to soak

Prosthechea cochleata in a sponge mechanic

and steep,

The black orchid in a spongy water source


Octopus Orchid in a unique water source

and dunked… “perfect!” said the pretty octopus... orchid

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.



Prosthechea cochleata

Octopus orchid, Clam shell or Cockle Shell orchid, it is the national flower of Belize in Central America, where it is called the ‘Black Orchid’.