My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

I found it this way: Bird nest design

This is the fourth design I did for my "I found it this way" Floral art demonstration at the Capilano Flower Arranging Club .
As the temperature starts to cool down here in Vancouver and we are heading into early autumn, we are all starting to spend more time indoors, we looked at nests crafted outdoors.

Birds nest design

I used a pendant nest as my inspiration for my bird's nest design

Orchids nestled in a nest

The male birds build the nest...

Grass and orchid nest

... in an elongated sac shape...

Cymbidium orchids in the grass bird's nest

... from grass and other pliable material

Cymbidium orchids nestled in the grass bird's nest

The nest is suspended from a branch.

Bird's nest in a twig tangle

it takes up to 500 trips for a bird to build a nest

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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.




Cymbidium, Boat Orchid