My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

On The Street Where You Live

"On the Street Where You Live" is a song from the 1956 Broadway musical My Fair Lady. The music is composed by Frederick Loewe and the lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.

Floral Art Design On The Street Where You Live

A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.

Autumn leaf wreath

Fall leaves are whirling about in all shades of red, orange and impossibly bright yellow. And to highlight all the colours of autumn you still see hopeful sprigs of green scattered on moss covered twigs.

On The Street Where You Live fall leaf arrangement

It is just that beautiful.

Fall wreath suspended on willow sticks

Even angry leaf-blowers cannot dampen the enthusiasm of the tumbling and twirling fall leaves.

The simplest errand takes me hours to run because I am leisurely strolling, staring high up in every tree or crawling on the pavement complimenting every sprig, twig and fluttering leaf on the way.

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Tutorials

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...

Favourite Flowers

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow

Related Designs

2 September 2015 Happy Dance

Split a few bamboo sections to create a happy water source for miniature orchids

21 October 2015 Watch the leaves turn

Roll autumn leaves to create a wreath

20 April 2016 That Will Be

Freestanding willow twig armature design

17 August 2016 Strangeness

Weave a wreath to display air plants on

7 September 2016 You are all invited!

My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

19 October 2016 There are Octobers

Autumn wreath

26 April 2017 In no time at all

Hana-Kubari twig armature

24 May 2017 Link

weave a few wreaths to link

30 August 2017 If

Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem

27 September 2017 As tendrils tend to do

Curl a wreath with tendrils to create a twig-pumpkin

4 October 2017 Whipped up in the autumn breeze

Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin

8 November 2017 Psithurism

Craft a three tiered, dried autumn leaf armature

22 November 2017 How do squirrels Cache a tree?

Hoard a few acorns in the fork of a twig to show off a single oncidium orchid.

18 September 2019 It’s a sugar rush!

A perfectly imperfect wild willow wreath to display the first Autumn treasures of the year.