My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Ichi-go, ichi-e

Freely translated it means Each Moment, Only Once. It is a saying associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.Poised and graceful.

The deep dusky pink Calla lilies and a single Phalaenopsis orchid look as if they were leisurely steeped in the late summer sun.

Floral art design Each Moment, Only Once

Three Calla lilies curve under and out of the water bending low in front of the Phalaenopsis orchid.

Crossing the calla stems

I crossed the calla lily stems at both sides so that they seem to disappear when you look at the design directly from the front. This also wedges the lilies firmly into place. The orchid seems to be floating, untouched just behind the three stems. Look in my Tutorials to see how I place and keep the orchid exactly where I want it, under water.

Water line of Each Moment, Only Once design

I fill the vase nearly to the rim when I do understated glass work. That way I eliminate even the distraction created by the water level line and you really only look at the graceful flowers within the clear vase.

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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.




Calla Lily, Arum Lily


Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid