My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Availability of plant material shows in your design style

Book launch gift: Download your free template booklet You will find the template for this week's design (and 16 other design tempates)

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 makes good floral art great. This is the last of my 4 demonstration designs I did for my book launch at the Capilano Flower Arranging Club. To read and see more pictures of the demonstration: The effortless floral craftsman, a floral crafter's guide to crafting with nature Book Launch Demonstration

Availability of plant material shows in your design style floral art design

It is so easy to find examples of how the availability of plant material in your area shows up in your design style.

Floral chandelier

You can clearly see examples of this just by looking at the design elements I use.

... two examples:

Vine wreath chandelier

I would often use a spectacular flower find and combine it with staples I already have in my design room ...

... such as gorgeous dried tendril filled vine wreaths (easy to find in Vancouver, where a fresh vine wreath is an almost never find)

Chandelier flower arrangement with rosary vine

... and then add a few stems of my much treasured rosary vine (we rarely find cut flower vines for sale in Vancouver).

The rosary plant Ceropegia woodii I design with has been my friend for more than 7 years!

Oncidium orchid vine chandelier floral design

Every design you see me using rosary vine is from the exact same plant.

Floral art chandelier

I usually root a few vines in preparation for demonstrations so that I can hand out the succulents to members in the audience who wants to grow their own.

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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.



Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow


Dancing lady