My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

How To Catch A Dream

How To Catch A Dream floral art design

set a trap…

Ornithogalum, willow and dried hydrangea web

use the right bait…

Chincherinchee, willow and hydrangea dream-catcher

an enormous net, maybe?

Wool and willow dreamcatcher

run and jump and grip and hold on for all your might!

Add dew drop crystals

… or do the work that needs to get done.

Dried hydrangea on a willow wreath frame

...There’s always a chance that the dream will notice.

Weave a willow wreath to weave the dream-catcher on

You are quite a catch, after all.

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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


The Afrikaans name is tjienkerientjee (named after the sound the stems make when rubbing together in the wind) Chincherinchee, wonder-flower (because they last so long), star-of-Bethlehem (biblical reference to the Christmas star)


Hydrangea, when cultivated as a cut flower rather as a plant it is often revered to as Hortensia