My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Turning of the leaves

Ah, it’s the end of a radiant summer!

In North America, autumn is usually considered to start with the September equinox. Which means today is officially the first day of autumn!

Turning of the leaves floral art design.

So, while our part of the world is still steeped in the remnants of a lingering summer,

Floating floral art design.

there is definitely a promise of autumn in the air.

Skeleton leaves curl and whirl on a stir stick star-burst

It is as if all the trees are holding their collective breath,

African violet, Ceropegia woodii, Echiveria and Cyclamen flowers and foliage rest on a whirl of skeleton leaves

for just this one moment,

Stir stick sunburst

before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again.

Note: The name "equinox" is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because around the equinox, the night and day have approximately equal length

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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.



Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts


Echiveria, Hen and chicks


African violet


Cyclamen, English sowbread