My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Cherry twig cocoon

Japanese aesthetic, wabi-sabi, acknowledges three simple truths:nothing lasts, nothing is done, and nothing is perfect

Now that's Floral Art!

Oncidium orchid cocoon

I made my cocoon from cherry twigs. Each tiny twig is glued to a Bullion wire frame to create a translucent cocoon.

This was in early spring. The idea was to add tiny blossoms to the cocoon. Then came summer and I wanted to add small green and ripe raspberries to the cocoon.

Close up of the cherry twig cocoon

Now it’s early fall and fluffy Dandelion seeds are blowing everywhere and I finally dressed my twig cocoon with Oncidium orchids and dandelion seeds.

Maybe I should continue to build on this idea and create a cocoon series.

Tip of the floral cocoon

The Orchids are in glass test tubes filled with water to keep them fresh. Orchids are very slow water drinkers which makes them ideal for small test tube designs.

Dandelion seeds on the floral cocoon

The dandelion seeds are scattered onto the design and kept in place with a glue silk that I spun around the design.

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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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