My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design


According to the dictionary lean means:

Floral Art design Lean.

Verb: Be in or move into a sloping position:

“the twigs leaned to the left”.

The two flower buds are placed in a twig flower frog

Synonyms: incline – rest – tilt – recline

Cyclamen buds in a twig flower frog.

Noun: A deviation from the perpendicular; an inclination:

“I am leaning towards using more twigs to emphasize the beauty of the cyclamen buds and foliage”

Cyclamen buds and foliage.

Synonyms: tilt – gradient – incline – bias – tip

Neatly spiral twigs in the vase.

Adjective: Thin, specifically healthily so; having no superfluous fat. Without unnecessary embellishment:

“lean designs need to be well thought through because every tiny detail is significant”

Place short twigs in a clear glass vase.

Synonyms: spare – minimal – slim - slight

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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.




Cyclamen, English sowbread