Consistency

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The studio has been humming lately. Our usual pursuits have been abandoned to log some serious face time with foraged wild persimmons and dahlias from Frances' garden. My friend Siri has been helping here a lot, and along with Kait, they keep me together. Siri always wears stripes to work and impractically stylish clog heels. I always wear the same thing I wore yesterday. Consistency- it's key.
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The studio is now full of dirty vases, at least 30 of them. About 6 old coffee cups. A deflated air-mattress. Just laying down for a minute turns into your intern arriving on her first day to find you face down, asleep at 2pm because you've been working since 6  in the blink of an eye so it's best just to not even go there. 

This bouquet is from last weekend, a little in size but big in spirit wedding that was spun from a Gilded Age, mahogany lacquered library on 5th Ave. There were 3 tables. 30 feet of hydrangea garland. 300 votives. A mega-massive flower and dripping candlewax taper extravaganza at the bar. Going back after midnight to clean up the party was devastating. Being both the maker and the destroyer could keep a girl up at night. Good thing that it's impossible to keep your eyes open from sheer exhaustion on the drive back home. At a red light on 14th street, I had to beg a chinese fire-drill because I couldn't physically drive another block. A handful of flowers came up to the apartment and Michael put them in a vase while I passed out.

31 comments:

  1. I wish I could live in your photographs... they are awe-inspiring!

    It sounds like you're getting super over-worked, however! Take a little bit of time for yourself and get some rest!!! You deserve it!

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  2. Beautiful. Consistency is indeed key!

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  3. your work is amazing. I was wondering what the pink flower is with all the layers? I am in love with it.

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    1. I imagine Amy is probably exhausted and passed out somewhere, so I will give this a try (the flowers, vines, berries and pods are all so gorgeous) the pink flower I believe you are referencing is most likely the ranunculus! Look them up, they come in an assortment of delicious colors and are relatives to the sweet buttercup! Another similar flower would be the David Austin rose, zinnia's are very pretty and hardy as well. In another lifetime I did floral design and I miss it but remember the exhaustion and stress as well as customer's delight, and mine upon completion of a daunting event. I now am doing something much less stressful, investigations!) lol. Well I must say I am delighting and reveling in the gorgeous flowers and work that Amy does and thank you for sharing it with us Amy, as I will follow your work...it soothes my soul -I can smell the floral bouquet just looking at the photos!) heavenly!

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    2. Oh yes I forgot there are dahlias as well, which are always gorgeous!

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    3. It's a garden rose from Garden Valley Ranch :)

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  4. " Siri always wears stripes to work and impractically stylish clog heels. I always wear the same thing I wore yesterday. Consistency- it's key."

    youre the best
    i
    adore
    you

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  6. cheers to your chinese fire drill and to making so many beautiful things. dirty vases be damned.

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  7. Beautiful photos and inspiration! :-)

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  8. I look forward to seeing your email in my inbox. I know I will be delighted with every image. Thank you.

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  9. So pretty! I would love to have a home full of such beautiful flowers!

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  10. Consistency. I'ts truly something I need. This will become the word for the month (or even rest of the year.) Your thoughts and writings always inspire!

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  11. Beautiful colors and combinations.

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  12. clean vases are highly overrated... :)

    love your consistency quote - so inspiring and so true! all lies in the interpretation. wonderful photos, as ever. LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM...

    good night - it's past midnight here.

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  13. Naaah, it's not past midnight, it's my eyes - i'm going blind, sorry.

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  14. Beautiful! Agh you make me want to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a florist. How nice it must be to have all these flowers surrounding you every day.

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  15. It must be amazing to spend the days surrounded by such beauty.

    http://naomemandeflores.com/en

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  16. Gorgeous, as always. And the exhaustion... all too familiar.

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  17. Gorgeous images as usual...I love the third from bottom, not sure what they are, but they look like miniature apples...very autumnal. Thanks for sharing. Sharon

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  18. Consistently gorgeous- that's what I think!

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  19. I think I understand a bit about how exhausted you were...I used to be a flight attendant on long-haul international flights. If the photographs are any indication, however, your artistry for the wedding was magnificent. The dahlias and wild persimmons--so uniquely lovely together. Did you get a photo of the 30-foot hydrangea garland? I hope you had a long, deep sleep when this job was over. Best regards, Leslie from Portland, Oregon

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    1. I got a few, but I am waiting to see the bride's official photos!

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  20. A hydrangea garland? Be still my heart!

    Your studio looks like a million dreams come true. I always adore your photographs.

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  21. To be fair, they're usually the same stripes I wore yesterday too ;n )

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    1. We are cut from the same dirty cloth.

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