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Uncategorized Boards => Events. Balloon, Magic, Etc => Topic started by: Graham Lee on August 22, 2021, 11:32:25 AM

Title: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on August 22, 2021, 11:32:25 AM
I'm pleased to announce that after 18 months we finally have a date for a balloon get together in person 😁😁
It will be in Halesowen on the 12th Oct with four mini workshops from members of the Balloon Artistes Guild,
Rob Driscoll, Amanda Smith, David Ellis and Graham Lee, that's me 😉
We will have a couple of fun competitions if you would like to join in plus there will be time to jam and
try out some of the new designs with everyone else. Any questions then please ask or to book,

https://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/balloons/care-share-days/

It's only £15 if anyone would like to join us for the day.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on September 28, 2021, 04:55:17 PM
The "Care & Share" Balloon Days Are Back 😁😁😁
So please put it in the diary and come along.
Birmingham 12th Oct, 10am till 5.00pm and just £15 to attend
There are four hands on workshops run by, Rod Driscoll, Amanda Smith, David Ellis and Myself.
All from the Balloon Artistes guild, Amanda will be teaching her balloon frame ideas that got
national press coverage during lockdown. I will be teaching my new Train design
and then we have a couple of other surprises during the day.

Please share the post and tell others about the event. Will be great to meet up in person
for the first time in over 18 months, everyone is most welcome.
Any questions then please ask away or to book, https://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/balloons/care-share-days/
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 04, 2021, 01:57:03 PM
Just over a week to go before our very first in person balloon get together in over 18 months  ;D
Really looking forward to it and meeting up with everyone again, we do have spaces
still available if anyone would like to come along to the event.

Booking details, https://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/balloons/care-share-days/
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 13, 2021, 10:34:31 AM
Many thanks to all who came along to the first Balloon Get together in over 18 months in Birmingham yesterday.
I enjoyed the day very much, hopefully everyone who came along got something from the day as well.
Thanks to Amanda Smith, David Ellis and Rob Driscoll for the workshops and to everyone
who participated in the competitions.....Thank you XXxx.

The first of the photo's.
I did the first workshop with the Train design.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 13, 2021, 10:38:26 AM
Then it was onto Amanda and Framing, she talked a little about stands, weights, poles etc.
And the best place to purchase and what to ask for, plus touched on her double page spread in the Daily Star ;D ;D
After her year long posts of designs that she placed at the bottom of her road for all to see.

Many are on Amanda's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/masquerade.amandasmith
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 14, 2021, 10:08:15 AM
David and his Bluey design.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 14, 2021, 10:09:30 AM
This one was my attempt.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 14, 2021, 10:12:47 AM
David with his one balloon Monkey design.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 15, 2021, 10:16:31 AM
I made a couple of bikes the night before in my hotel room. The Yellow bike still needs an engine to be fitted.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 15, 2021, 10:17:27 AM
Some variations on Bluey that David made.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 15, 2021, 10:19:39 AM
I added a 160 tail to the one balloon monkey that David taught.
Rob's entries to the competitions and Paul trying out the frame for size.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 16, 2021, 09:35:47 AM
Rob starting his workshop on the Grim Reaper.
Amanda and others all ready to promote," cleaning your teeth is important day"  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 16, 2021, 09:37:23 AM
Another entry into the Halloween competition.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 16, 2021, 09:38:24 AM
Rob with his Grim Reaper and his Halloween entry.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 17, 2021, 11:40:42 AM
Rob made a few in different colours.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 17, 2021, 11:41:53 AM
Then it was competition time, people decorated the stand that Amanda made and explained during her workshop.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 17, 2021, 11:43:31 AM
We also had a late entry, the Christmas tree penetrated the poor Monkey Steve had brought along.
It was OK as it was Steve's entry.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 18, 2021, 09:34:40 AM
We had two winners for the Halloween event with Russell and his Ghost Train and Kathryn with Wednesday Addams.
Well done to both and to everyone else for joining in, I live the competitions and the designs people make, thanks xx.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 18, 2021, 09:46:07 AM
It was then onto the Christmas competition with a few entries.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 18, 2021, 09:47:37 AM
It was nice to see a few new faces at the days, we do hope everyone enjoyed themselves and got a few ideas from the day.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 19, 2021, 09:53:43 AM
Russell and his working cracker.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 19, 2021, 09:54:41 AM
Last two entries.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 19, 2021, 09:57:29 AM
And the winners were......................drum Roll,
Russell and Amanda, who both won some amazing prizes  ;D
Thanks to everyone who joined in and made it a fun competition,
the comments as people show their designs is very funny and sometimes you just have to be there.
Title: Re: Halesowen 12th Oct 2021
Post by: Graham Lee on October 19, 2021, 10:01:35 AM
Amanda did a little photo shopping on the frame, looks really nice in all Black.