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Balloon Chit Chat / Number Fourteen
« on: April 12, 2021, 10:07:49 AM »
It's Phoebe my Grand Daughters birthday today so over the weekend I made a 14 display.
Unfortunately she supports Arsenal, I have no clue why so I had to grit my teeth to make part of the display.

I was going to attempt to draw the logo on but decided to print it out would be a better idea  ;D

Picture Gallery / Dinosaur
« on: April 11, 2021, 08:25:07 PM »
I made another Dinosaur this week, he looks more happy than aggressive  ;D ;D

Picture Gallery / Dress Weave
« on: April 08, 2021, 09:15:23 AM »
I saw a really nice dress on Instagram and wanted to have a go at re creating it. I have mis-placed the
picture with the persons name to credit at the moment but will have a look to see if I can find it.

I thought it was a cross between a wheat weave and a diamond weave, was not really sure so just started
and see where it took me. I did have to think rather a lot when constructing the dress as it did get
a little confusing on a few occasions as it was weaved from 24 balloons just for the lower section.

For some reason I fancied adding a weaved face to the dress design rather than just a round 5" balloon.

Picture Gallery / Weaved Flower
« on: April 07, 2021, 01:56:34 PM »
This was the weaved Flower that I taught night via the Zoom workshop.
I prefer the stem with no pinch twists, it sits so much nicer to me.

Picture Gallery / Dolphin
« on: April 07, 2021, 01:54:48 PM »
I attended Patrick van de Ven zoom workshop last week  ;D ;D
Well I was hosting it so had to be there  ;D ;D

So made a variation on a theme the last couple of days.

Balloon Chit Chat / Rabbits
« on: April 02, 2021, 10:50:06 AM »
I made a few Rabbits this week for a fundraising event at a hospital.
My art department tried to lighten the picture for me  ;D

Its surprising how the look in individual colours differs, with some colours I would not think about using.
I tried to make one in most colours as it was for a treasure hunt and they have to find the most colours.

Balloon Chit Chat / Balloon Chat 13 years
« on: April 01, 2021, 11:23:33 PM »
The forum started back on the 1st April 2008, so its 13 today.................Happy Birthday XXxx
13 years of my life in latex................ ;D ;D

I'm rather keen on this picture even though the heart is a little on the wonky side.

Model Of The Month / April Model of the Month (Snake)
« on: March 31, 2021, 10:36:05 AM »
We went with the Snake as the model of the month for April.
The complimentary packs of balloons will be sent out with all orders this month.

I originally made the Snake back in March 2020 and from 350's so we have
scaled it down for the model of the month and made from 260's.

Balloon Chit Chat / Heart Design
« on: March 30, 2021, 12:49:54 PM »
The Original heart is a design by Alberto Falcone called the Falcone link, it is available for purchase from Alberto.
I originally saw this on an Instagram post and it took a while to track down whose original design it was so we could credit.
On the original design I saw on Instagram there was a lot of negative space which I was interested to see how this could be changed.

I have not seen the design made by Alberto so I must see if I can find to see how his original design looked.
We have learnt Alberto came up with this technique back in 2000, some 21 years ago.

This is my interpretation of the design that I originally saw, I then added to the top of the heart.

Balloon Chit Chat / Rose in Dome
« on: March 27, 2021, 11:14:39 AM »
Not sure this is a Rose but possibly a Flower in Dome 260 balloon.

Balloon Chit Chat / Marvin Hardy
« on: March 25, 2021, 06:35:56 PM »
It was announced today that Marvin passed away, a true gentleman in the world of balloon modelling.

Marvin was one of the very first big names in the balloon twisting industry,
a true great and a really lovely gentleman as well. He was one of the pioneers
who helped to shape our artform, we do owe him a lot . He was a true professional,
It was a pleasure to have known him XXxx

I wrote this back in 2018 about Marvin,
Marvin Hardy, They say without Marvin there would be no balloon modelling now as we know it.

Some pictures that I googled off the internet.

Picture Gallery / Push Bike
« on: March 25, 2021, 03:34:36 PM »
I was going through some old pictures looking for something and came across a bike design
I made way back so had a play and made a couple of newer versions.

Balloon Chit Chat / Baby Bottles
« on: March 24, 2021, 10:12:19 AM »
I made a couple of babies bottles the other week, one is more like a cup perhaps?

Balloon Chit Chat / Balloon Dog From Sausages
« on: March 23, 2021, 02:30:45 PM »
I made the balloon dog from sausages yesterday  ;D

Picture Gallery / Princess, Girl, Dress
« on: March 19, 2021, 07:18:47 PM »
I never know what to put these under so went with all three names in the title  ;D

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