Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Just Right! Floral Art demonstration: Just Right!
This is the third design I did for my Just Right! Floral Art demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society club meeting
My four designs explored the Goldilocks Principle and how designers can use it to keep their enthusiasm for their floral art work alive.
When we are designing, it is possible to be influenced by extremes.
On the one hand, if your work becomes predictable and you remain in your comfort zone you will become bored with your designs,or if you work in the opposite extreme and your work is always too hard to do you will become frustrated and give up.
What you want is to find your own Just right!
Design 3: Just Right!
This is our "bed" design. It is a comfortable fit with just the right scale of difficulty woven in.
Find your pace where you challenge yourself just enough to keep growing,
keep things exciting...
and keep your work alive.
Loosing track of time is a sign that you have found "just right."
The Kyogi paper is woven through wire spikes to create an opened crescent shape and metallic blue Sea holly and single Delphinium flowers are cushioned in a bed of Kyogi paper curls.
For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...