My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Because I think I am making Progress

Because I think I am making Progress floral art deisgn

The

Hanging flowers upside down

legendary cellist, Pablo Casals

Suspend flowers

was asked why

Hanging design

he continued

Flower ceiling

to practice at age 90

Floral ceiling design

“Because I think I am making progress,” he replied

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Tutorials

18 May 2016 Sealing water leaks

Petroleum jelly is both waterproof and not water soluble it creates a waterproof barrier to keep the water from leaking out of the vials when you hang it upside down. In fact,...

18 May 2016 Dangling flowers from blades of grass

Knot a blade of grass around a water source to create a free hanging design

7 September 2012 Hanging flowers rightside-upside-downside

I love hanging flowers to loosely dangle and move in a design

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

23 October 2013 Hanging leaves from a Hazel twig top bar

Create a free moving autumn leaf screen

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

17 July 2012 Arum lily roll down

Open an arum lily up by rolling the funnel shaped spathe (petal) over

8 August 2012 Stringing wool and Spanish moss

Create veil of wool and Spanish moss

Favourite Flowers

Zantedeschia

Calla Lily, Arum Lily

Rosa

Rose

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

23 October 2013 Their work well done

String Autumn leaves to fall down in a design

14 August 2013 Something Like This

Stack and glue a large twig rectangle to hang as room divider

13 October 2011 Direct Contrasts

I have always been fascinated, as a designer, by the idea that there is a point when extremes or direct contrasts flip into its opposite.

8 August 2012 Stringing in the rain

A veil of green wool, Spanish moss and dried hydrangeas hang over white lilies

7 September 2012 Just Right! Floral Art demonstration: Own It!

My fourth design in my demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society meeting

1 April 2011 A Floral Art Demonstration by Floral Trends Design Group

A Floral Art Demonstration by Floral Trends Design Group with music, narration and pictorial presentation.

24 April 2013 Hanging Space

Suspend small bud vases with Macramé-like knotted wool. This design is featured on <strong>The Fusion Flowers Magazine</strong> Fusion Links page.

23 July 2014 Chain of Thought

Knot small stems into decorative chain garlands