Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Winter is by far my favourite season.
There is a promise hidden deep in every twig.
There is also beauty growing on every twig.
Spongy moss and lichen are now abundant
and are without a doubt the deep and consoling green of winter.
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.
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.
Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry
I don't always want to wire my test tubes into the design. I like to create a bit of movement by simply hooking the tubes to gently swing.
Hoard a few acorns in the fork of a twig to show off a single oncidium orchid.