Friday, September 28, 2012

The Humanization of Flowers

A few days ago we found a bag of googly eyes here at the shop.  You know, the little white plastic disks with the smaller black disk trapped under clear lens that jiggles and shakes when they move about.


No idea why we have them… we’re not making a bunch of pipe cleaner animals or anything here!

So we started sticking them on all kinds of silly things, our water cooler, a lamp, and then flowers… that’s when things got ridiculous.

Before we knew it we had eyebombed our own store. From roses to liatris, almost every flower in the shop had been humanized.
We set up our video camera and about 45 minutes of silly unscripted floral puppetry ensued.

Pom Pon

We always thought our crew was a bit wacky, but now we know for sure!

Some of our "performance" was slightly reminiscent of the talking flowers of Alice in Wonderland (without the lovely singing), but most was just absurd.

Calla Lilies
We’d like to say that no flowers were harmed in the making of this film, but that would be a lie. Our laughing orange lily didn’t make it (we didn't even get a picture of the poor guy)…
while twirling he lost 3 of his 6 petals, but he shall be forever immortalized in the archives of You Tube.

Rainbow Rose

And to think this was all part of a day’s work ;-P


Check out our video and let us know what you think!

Fuji Mum



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