My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

A Work of Heart

A work of heart

“If you want something done, perhaps you should ask a professional to do it. Someone who costs a lot but is worth more than they charge. Someone who shows up even when she doesn’t feel like it. Someone who stands behind her work, gets better over time and is quite serious indeed about the transaction".

A work of heart

"Or perhaps you could hire a passionate amateur. That’s a forum leader doing it for love, not money. An obsessive in love with the craft. A talented person willing to trade income for the chance to do what he loves, with freedom".

A work of heart

"Please, though, don’t hire someone who just thinks it’s a job. This category represents the majority of your options, and this category is what gives work a bad name.”

Seth Godin

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Tutorials

11 February 2011 Rainbow Oasis Hearts

Cut heart shapes out of Rainbow Oasis

11 February 2011 Using Oasis to weigh down an underwater garland

Soaked Oasis is heavy and can be used as weights to hold design details under water

Favourite Flowers

Rosa

Rose

Related Designs

19 February 2011 Crossing Boundaries

Twig waterfall creates the boundary between the "under" and the "over" of the design. Tutorial: How to cover test tubes with Rainbow Oasis

8 February 2011 Prickly Oasis

Create the two or more coloured details with Rainbow Oasis.

17 February 2011 Hanging Garden

Hanging garden Design using Rainbow Oasis Powder

25 February 2011 A Rock by any other Name...

It's not really what we call things that matter but what they are made of- in this design, it's made of all three types of Oasis and wool.

10 February 2016 Be My Twig-Heart

Glue an upright twig heart for a freestanding Valentine's display

3 April 2011 One Singular Sensation

Three Lilies plaited to create a sensational, singular flower "growing" out of a Equisetum dome filled with Rainbow Oasis pebbles.