My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

The Space Between


Ma is a Japanese word which can be roughly translated as "gap", "space", "pause" or "the space between two structural parts"

The Space Between Floral Art Design.

Thirty spokes meet in the hub,

Hana-Kubari Technique


Hana-Kubari Flower Mechanic.

the space between them is the essence of the wheel.

Hana-Kubari Bamboo

Pots are formed from clay,

Hana-Kubari Ikebana floral art technique


Gloriosa lily

the space inside them is the essence of the pot.

Gloriosa and bamboo design

Walls with windows and doors form the house,

Flame lily


Glory lily and bamboo design

the space within them is the essence of the house.

Traditional Japanese poem

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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.




Glory or Flame lilies, Fire lily, Superb lily, Climbing lily, and Creeping lily