My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Just Right! Floral Art demonstration: Own It!

This is the fourth design I did for my Just Right! Floral Art demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society club meeting

Press wire and Mikado Reeds to create horizontal supports.

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.

Gladiolus on a three legged armature.

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 4: Own It!
We all have natural talents, skills and abilities. The way to create spectacular work is to make the most of what you have.

Floral Art demonstration design Own It.

Explore the things you naturally gravitate to and push those boundaries. Make your work personal.

Create a soft screen or room divider by hanging flowers to an armature

Don’t try to copy or imitate someone else’s ideas because it limits your own contribution.

Hang the gladiolus from the side wires.jpg

Listen to your own creative voice and develop that.

Hang strips of Kyogi paper.

Yes, it is important to study the floral art rules but it should not become a limitation or stumbling block. It is easy to get so stuck in trying to follow the rules that it completely robs you of enjoying your art.

Ripped leaves add movement to the design.

Learn the rules, understand what made them rules in the first place and then bravely push on forward and move beyond them.

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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.




Gladiolus, Sword lily, Corn Lilies, gladioluses, glads, plural: gladioli