Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bean and Blooms

I've been working on flowers for a BIG event this week.  It's the main reason why we currently don't have kittens.

 Charlene finds the whole process fascinating, and when I'm working in the basement on this project, she always stays close.    Maybe it's because when the flowers are here, it's kind of like having the outside inside.   Also, she seems to enjoy watching stems fly.  And all the crinkly plastic wrapping the bunches gets her excited.  She LOVES crinkly plastic.   

She's always very good, never tries to eat anything, she just hangs out. It's nice having her with me in the cold, lonely basement.   

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41 comments:

  1. stunning flowers! Is your work available on-line anywhere?

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  2. Thanks! For the most part, I've retired from flowers. I kept one client, and do this annual event for her. You can see some of my floral work from the past here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lalalaurie/collections/72157609291031793/

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    1. WOW! Your flower work is gorgeous! So much terrific use of form and texture, not mention intriguing color palettes!

      And of course, Bean is magnificent too.

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    2. Ahhh,now I get it - after viewing photos of your floral masterpieces! Esp. enjoyed the orange/fuschia colorways and the woodland arrangements. You are wonderfuly talented in so many ways, Laurie!

      Rosemary K.
      Mpls, MN

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  3. Beautiful flowers and a very well-behaved Bean. I can't have flowers or plants in my house because the cats will eat them. Bandit even tried to eat a plastic tree.

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  4. I don't know how you get any work done with Charlene around. She is so gorgeous, I'd be loving on her all day.

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  5. Bean is the Bhudda.

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  6. oh my goodness, what a beautiful lady Charlene is!

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  7. Such a lovely series of photos with which to start my day!

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  8. If you ever commissioned Bean in plush form to be shared with the masses, I'd buy one in a heartbeat. :)

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  9. Charlene: An exquisite bloom amongst other blooms.

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  10. Charlene looks gorgeous against a backdrop of flowers from any season -- she just looks gorgeous, period!

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  11. Our lovely Bean! We're not surprised you are good company around the flowers. You are excellent around pesky kittens :)

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  12. Gorgeous flowers and of course a very gorgeous Charlene to go with them! I think for all of her supervising that the flowers need to go out with the "Charlene Butterbean Approved" logo, just like the sparkle balls. :)

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  13. She truly is a special friend. It's always good to have company of the four footed kind.

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  14. Beautiful flowers and Beautiful Bean! She is so well behaved...my kitties seem to think any flowers in the house are some sort of salad for them or something :)

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  15. Bean, you exhibit such restraint! My kids would've eaten crinkly plastic AND flowers!

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    1. Ditto!
      We actually had to build a "plant room" in our new house to combat the problem. So much less stress now or worry about them getting sick. ;-)

      Bean always looks so lovely surrounded by flowers, it really suits her. And those are beautiful arrangements Laurie! Great fall colours.

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  16. Me, I'm envious of the basement! Hardly anybody has basements here in Austin -- the bedrock is just a few inches down so it's too hard to dig them out -- and I miss basements SO MUCH! I grew up with them. What a wonderful space to have, so useful for messy work, for laundry, for storage. For an extra room. SIGHHHHH.

    So -- you say cold lonely basement and I say, I want one! :-)

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  17. Charlene, You are always lovely among the blooms, in or outside.

    A big fan,

    Rosemary K.
    Mpls, MN

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  18. Bean is such a such a good girl. so serene.

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  19. Am I the only one who thinks the Blooms (or maybe Blumes) is a great name for a litter of kittens??

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    1. Either spelling would be a great surname name for a litter of new babes! And the girl kitties could be named after flowers, Daisy, Rose, Iris :)

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    2. Excellent idea...but alas what if there were no wee girls in the bunch (sorry bad pun!)? What flower names work for boys?

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    3. Maybe herbal names for the boys... Thyme, Valerian, Nip...

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    4. ...Sage, Basil, Pepper (I do like Valerian as a choice)

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  20. Lovely Charlene, she inspects, she trains, she grooms and she accompanies her mom at work so beautifully.

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  21. Great post with the beauty of Butterbean and glorious flowers. Your photos are always simply stunning; I love the color scheme of the flowers and Miss Bean looks even more pretty next to them. Amazing she doesn't try to eat them!

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  22. Laurie, I just went to your flickr link and I am blown away by the talent, creativity and sheer artistry of your floral work. The beautiful wedding was a joy to look at!! You are such an amazing person.

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  23. I just took the time to follow the link, and yes, your work is amazing! I loved the hyacinth, hydrangeas, roses with a really dark flower I did not recognize. But I do feel alittle better. I had thought the flowers with Bean were hand crafted, and was mourning not being able to get any. But they were real, which explains how they were so realistic! (no kidding) Beautiful work in any medium.

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  24. Aw, sweet girl! I don't think she can take a bad picture!

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  25. How lovely for you to look up and see Charlene. She is such a doll.

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  26. Bean was made to be a floral model! Love the colors.

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  27. I have no doubt that Bean is excellent company. And she complements the flowers beautifully.

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  28. Miss Charlene is such a photogenic beauty, and you have a great eye for capturing her at her best. Looking forward to seeing the new kittens. =)

    -Mike in Olympia

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