Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WOYWW - This is my desk:

This is my desk on "work".
I've been watching a lot of PSAs lately as I'm studying to get my permit. At 28 I figure it's probably time to learn to drive.

On the fateful day I invented 'Baby Mermaids' the brilliant Sandra Gaddis and I were running on sleeplessness, giggles and hot tea. Apparently this is the exact mix I need for pure genius. It's been years since the spark that made Baby Mermaids, and nothing as creatively spectacular or clarifying has happened to me since, until....

What we will call THE PERFECT STORM (which happened today) I had a semi-lame but acceptable blog post ready to roll and scheduled to go live. I planned to be in bed hours ago, but this PERFECT STORM must be shared, and shared with you now on the evening of its birth.

On Sunday night my friend Sam brought me these.

(Incidentally if it's years since this post has happened and my future husband is reading the archives of this blog in our penthouse apartment across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I want you to know I never expect these blooms to be topped, so no pressure)

There are a bunch of white roses that were somehow magically dyed to make rainbow blooms. They have been in a place of honor on the windowsill since the fateful day they were delivered. This afternoon after days of not sleeping and pushing myself too hard between job-job and licensing clients and follow up from Surtex (it feels like months since I've had a weekend) AKA PERFECT STORM... I panicked in a way that only happens when you are delusional from not sleeping. What if they were getting too much sun?! I picked them up and moved them to the kitchen table out of the harm of gama sun rays.

In the process one perfect petal fell from its rose and in theatrical Beauty and the Beast style floated to the table....

I was instantly devastated, proof that I need to go to bed. BUT THEN, my eyes did that criss-crossy thing that they do when you are looking at a magic eye poster or smoking crack ;)

In fast non-thinking trans like motions I started tearing petals. One after another.

At 8:00PM - prior to the next creative chapter in my life. My workdesk looked like this.

It's obvious what we're looking at here, right?
OK, if you can't see them, maybe you're a healthy girl who goes to bed and remembers to eat ;)

They're fairy wings!!!
In homage to the masses of UK followers we have here at Amber INK's WOYWW I thought they would most likely start out sharing a spot of tea. As in, "would you care to join me for a cup of tea?"

They weren't working out exactly the way I thought they would in the moment I cannibalized my bouquet of beauty. Exhausted and blurry eyed I crawled to the kitchen, driven by the power of suggestion to brew a cup of Earl Grey...


It's going to be hard to sit through job-job all day. I've got fairies to develop! Funny how we're only tired until we're lit up with an idea.

Now spit-spot - Off to Julia's to peek at ll the other desks,
the ones that aren't presided over by sleep starved idiots ;)
I blogged this at She Sure is Sketchy too. I Couldn't help myself. Too excited ;)


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh Amber, those are gorgeous flowers. And what I could do with those petals (grin). After all, I AM an altered artist.

Believe me, dear, I've been where you were this week. Of course, it was a few years ago, but sleep has always been overrated. After all, it's almost as late here as it is in your penthouse apartment overlooking what looks like a TV antenna!

Happy WOYWW from (don't ask how) #1 this week.

voodoo vixen said...

Oh dear... methinks I should take myself off to my bed immediatley... 'cos I immediately saw fairy wings and I am not even a very 'fairy type' person... but they just look like fairy wings and now I will be off searching for white rose to dye because I haven't seen anything as pretty as that for ages!!

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh those flowers look gorgeous, of course they look like fairy wings, what else would they be, lol, lovely cuppa, thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

alexa said...

What amazing flowers! and your fairies will love their new wings!

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous flowers, beautiful view from your desk, I would love to join you for a cup of tea - but i dont drink tea - do you have hot chocolate? Happy WOYWW 106, Thank you for sharing, #25

Amberbop said...

Ooh good call Sarpreet! They need Hot Chocolate!

Amberbop said...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth, Love this comment. It totally made me LOL

Yay Voodoo Vixen, I'm glad we're on the same page!

Sue, You are such a hoot. Scoopy is the best!

Alexa, Yay for new wings. I guess fairies get wings when someone claps? No?

Helen said...

Beautiful flowers - and deffo fairy wings!

The Mama Monkey said...

First off, I have NEVER seen such gorgeous roses! Seriously...they are real?!! Oh my gosh...gorgeous!!

And I must admit, I did not see the fairy wings. What is wrong with me? I am a mother of 2 little girls?! Have I lost my fairy powers? Have I learned to overlook glitter and magic powers? Just 2 days ago my 5 year old giggled with joy when I answered the question "Mommy, do you believe in fairies?" I obviously need a good fairy thumping. Maybe I just need some of those gorgeous roses!!

And btw, if you don't put that DARLING image up on Amber Ink, I am going to send my fairy over to beat you up....or steal your chocolate. :)

Spyder said...

Love the flowers, I have roses in my garden and they smell lovely! and YES!! you must drive!! Happy WOYWW

NatashaMay said...

Love your storm! Wish it had come over to my place a little as well. :) Gorgeous idea for the petals. :)

jodpea said...

I just kept reading the words Perfect Storm and thinkin of that dodgy film with George Clooney in it.. that I've never actually seen but there u go. I was also thinking "they can't be real, surely?" My eyes kept flicking from your words to the pics n back thinkin "get to the point where she tells u if they're real!" I didnt see the wings either, quite saddened by that :(

okienurse said...

beautiful flowers...definitely faerie wings! I think I need sleep! Thanks for sharing! Vickie #46

Amberbop said...

Yup! They're 100% real! They even smell good, which many lesser roses do not, in my opinion.

Everyone who sees faerie wings, to bed with you immediately!

Angie said...

OK I know you can change carnations to any colour ...but how did each petal of those roses have a different colour ...and be real ....answer ...Fairies.xx

Deb said...

fabulous post, so love your fairy wings!
Happy Crafting and Happy WOYWW, Debx

angelfish said...

Wonderful roses and the petals make the perfect fairy wings:)

Elizabeth said...

Incredibly beautiful flowers and that cup of tea is perfect, the fairies are a delight. However, I can never hear that phrase 'Perfect Storm' without seeing George Clooney's briny end ... sob! Have a great week, Elizabeth x #79

KanataNewf said...

I guess it is true that inspiration is all around!

Happy WOYWW!

Sheena B.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

THOSE FLOWERS ARE SPECTACULAR!!! I need some!!! And I cannot WAIT for your nakey tea fairies, Amber!!! xoxoxo