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Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Floral Trends Design Group Opening Demonstration: 2010

Old and New
Pieter Coetzee opened the morning with a slide show discussing the Old of floral art over the past 50 years in South Africa- documenting his own work and looking at designers we all know from the Western Cape, South Africa.

Floral Trends Design Group Opening Demonstration: 2010

It was amazing to be able to map out the proud floral art history in South Africa

After that I followed with a demonstration of what I expect will be New for 2010.
Focusing mainly on Environmental issues, Trends and Social influences.

Floral Art Demonstration "2010" by Christine de Beer

For my demonstration I made four designs.

Floral Art Demonstration 2010 2

The first design was Phalaenopsis orchids in plastic pipes in the shape of a "2". It was all about what design trends can be expected and how Turquoise will become a prominent design colour for 2010.

Floral Art Demonstration 2010 0

My first "0" was made up of various types of roses in glass bottles on a grape vine wreath. The design represented the continuation of the colour Pink (in all its shades, tints and tones) as it now goes mainstream. I also explained easy ways a designer can follow and even predict what colours will be trendy.

Floral Art Demonstration 2010 1

My "1" was dedicated to all things green- from sustainable flower trends to environmental issues. It was made from closed bud lilies and woven lily grass.

Floral Art Demonstration by Christine de Beer

My last "0" was all about the 2010 Soccer World Cup hosted in South Africa and how the excitement will influence our design year. The design was made from thousands of tiny reed sections that I glued in the shape of a soccer ball and detailed with miniature Anthuriums and Acorns (many people believe carrying an acorn in your pocket will bring you luck- so this was my "Good Luck" South Africa design)

This design was the first time I demonstrated my drinking straw test tubes.

Floral Art Demonstration

The Floral Trends Design Group Old and New Demonstration

Floral Art Demonstration 2010 at the Floral Trends Design Group in South Africa

"2010" Demonstration

Photographs after my 2010 demonstration in Cape Town, South Africa

Floral Art Demonstration 2010

Floral Art Demonstration "2010" by Christine de Beer

Floral Trends Design Group Opening Demonstration

Christine de Beer Floral Trends floral Art demonstration

"2010" Demonstration at The Floral Trends Design Group opening

Detail of the designs for the 2010 demonstration

Detail of the designs for the 2010 demonstration

Favors for the Floral Trends Design Group members in the shape of cardboard mushrooms

To wish all the members a Wonderful 2010 I made cardboard mushrooms filled with relaxing lavender bath salt as favors.

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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.

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Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Anthurium

Anthurium, Tailflower, painters palette, Flamingo flower