My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Winter’s Green

Winter is by far my favourite season.

Floral Art design Hazel twig with Lichen, moss and paper whites

There is a promise hidden deep in every twig.

Minimal flower design inspired by the shape of a bonsai

There is also beauty growing on every twig.

Moss and lichen glued on to the twig to age it

Spongy moss and lichen are now abundant

Contorted hazel flower arrangement

and are without a doubt the deep and consoling green of winter.

A delicate design with minimal plant material to show the contorted hazel to its maximum

This contorted hazel twig reminded me of an ancient and wise bonsai tree. It definitely has a story of its own to tell. I wanted to capture that in my design.

Tiny paper white flowers are my snowflakes

All it needed was to be aged with a beard of lichen and moss. And I couldn’t resist adding a lighter touch of fragrant paper white snowflakes to swing gently on its bare winter branches in the chilly breeze.

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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.




The white variety is referred to as paper white, the yellow is known as a daffodil.