Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
The Beauty in the Sleeping Woods
My favourite fairy tale as a little girl was Sleeping Beauty. I would read the story not for the princess sleeping or the prince on his rescue mission.
Nope, I was enchanted by the rose bushes and roots and plants that grew for one hundred years undisturbed...
Twisted and tangled...
and gnarled with spiky thorns.
Powerful nature restoring itself.
As a floral artist I am inspired by the endurance of nature and my work is still re-creating the Sleeping Beauty Castle of my imagination.
or Little Briar Rose or Afrikaans: Doring Rosie, French: La Belle au bois dormant, (The Beauty in the sleeping wood) German: Dornrösche, Dutch:Doornroosje
is a classic fairytale by the Brothers Grimm about some spinning, a pretty princess, enchantment and a prince who knew how to prune. But mostly it is about lots and lots of fantastic plant material…. how else could they have lived happily ever after?
Use all three methods to dry hydrangeas to get three very different textures to use in design work.
This is the basic technique used in traditional Easter crafts to plait a crown of thorns.
This was the first design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
Glue a bunch of twigs inside a container to create a round stack