Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
I found it this way: Spiderweb design
This is the first 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.
A spider uses his own body to measure the size of the web he builds
Spiders spin both sticky and non sticky strands so that they can move around on the web.
Dense hairs on the spider's body creates a non stick barrier
After spinning the web, the spider waits next to the web for it's prey
Spiderwebs are rich in Vitamin K, which is responsible for blood clotting and if applied to a wound helps healing and reduce bleeding.
For this design I made the inside connection bit on a 3D printer with the spikes made of acrylic tubes.
Weave a barely there all natural spider web.
Flowery nest desmonstration
This was the second design I did in my "I found it this way" floral art demonstration
Flax leaves are ripped with a kenzan and wrapped with copper wire and small blue beads to create a rope to weave into a delicate spider web.
This was a Flower Fantasy Competition Design staged by the Helderberg Flower Club, Western Cape Association of Flower Arrangers
Japanese aesthetic, wabi-sabi, acknowledges three simple truths:nothing lasts, nothing is done, and nothing is perfect.
A twig and stick design with sweet dumpling pumpkins and rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii). I also made a cherry twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect
This is a detailed look at my third Floral Fable design. When you design, every detail you add matters and the smallest element can change the design completely.
My fourth design in my demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society meeting