Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
one of those March days...
sun shines hot
and the wind
Quote by Charles Dickens
Frost a few twigs to craft a delicate armature for fragrant freesias
Cut a few willow twigs to split to create legs for the armature
The trick to any freestanding design is to get your first three stems standing stable and secure in the water. Once you have that you can build the design around it.
Twirl twigs to create a balanced nest to display the beautiful orchids on
Snip, roll and glue a few blades of grass to create a design feature
Loosely wrap and weave lily grass to create a planned-messy looking armature
Drill holes in twigs to insert fine sticks to create a delicate armature
Dutch floral designer Pim van den Akker, from Flower Factor invited me to participate in a FloraHolland initiative promoting the versatility of Freesias entitled ...
My Halloween design... with some scary stuff hidden if you can read between the leaves!
Keep flower stems upright with a folded cellophane plastic support that looks like cracked ice.
While waiting for the blossoms to open... why not weave in a touch of Valentine's Day love?
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
Sticks and twigs create a resting spot for palm and rose butterflies