Monthly Archives: October 2012

36th Balloon Sculpture, The Platypus.

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Holly Hopper makes a pretty cute platypus. I found the design to be again quick and fun. I simply love platypy?! I even have a book called Plato and A Platypus Walk Into A Bar. It is a book that explains a panoply of philosophical ideas through jokes and is an excellent read. Now I just need to learn how to make a Balloon Socrates and I will really be in heaven!

Link to her tutorial= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XwViKttrqc

Here is my platypus.

(FYI, if you have any advice or feedback whatsoever- feel free to share in a comment below.  🙂

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New Tent

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My husband wants me to learn good business sense and so he is acting like a bank and gives me loans. I have to pay off my debt to him before he will let me buy anything more. I not only have to pay off my debt but make something of a profit. I just made a profit of 9 dollars and paid off my previous debt for overhead costs. As a result my husband gave me another loan for a tent to have for events which I will need to pay back.

It is the most glorious tent I ever saw! Bright sun shiny yellow with walls and everything.

The tent costs 150 after shipping just FYI from amazon. I also bought a yellow folding chair.

Squeal!!!!

 

 

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35th Balloon Sculpture, The Duck

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Well, Holly Hopper has a great duck design. It was fast and fun to make. Not much to say other than I think all my ducks are in a row now,lol.

Link to her tutorial video= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSiqC9yQbKE

Here is how my first one mine came out.

(FYI, if you have any advice or feedback whatsoever- feel free to share in a comment below. 🙂

34th Balloon Sculpture, The Owl

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Well I have to say, I did not care much for Holly Hopper’s design for an owl. It is cute but you can’t tell it is an owl. I was actually relieved that I didn’t like her owl, it made me like Holly more,lol. She is human and is not a ballooning borg,lol. I looked at what other people had available on Youtube and I was wowed by warrenann’s design. He is a pretty good instructor, I like him and will be looking at what other instructional videos he has available for sure.

It was a little tricky and it is scary to make in that the balloons get pretty snug and just the design calls for some, “Oh my God this is going to pop I just know it!,” moments,lol. It gets your adrenaline going and puts you on edge for a heart attack but is well worth the drama,lol.

I love this owl and am very impressed with warrenann! Way to go man! Below pictures are my end result. Man I am so glad I painted my living room this color blue! It really makes for gorgeous background color for pictures!

Here is the link to tutorial video= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hyGzlEyR9Y

(FYI, if you have any advice or feedback whatsoever- feel free to share in a comment below. 🙂

32nd and 33rd Balloon Sculpture, Even Better Tiara and New Wand

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Well, I have to say, I don’t know what it is about Mr. Fudge’s tiara design but I have a hard time remaking them well. I have troubles with running out of space and getting it to work and it is just frustrating to make over and over again for me,lol. I decided to look for different designs. I came across unicaw89 and loved his design and can remake it with no problem. He is a lot like Mr. Fudge in teaching style and is a character. He isn’t putting the viewer first as far as instruction but has good designs. He is a character and dresses to impress.

I made his tiara and wand and they came out really well and were SO MUCH easier and more fun to make! I can repeat this design with no problem and get a consistent desired outcome. I thought I added a nice touch by writing in pretty cursive my daughter’s name on it. I was proud of myself for that. I feel like I have an eye for added touches. My daughter loved it! I will of course make little tweaks and make more polished ones the more I make them. I always post my first tries.

Here is the link to tutorial= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBtSf8EBC1I

(FYI, if you have any advice or feedback whatsoever- feel free to share in a comment below.  🙂

31st Balloon Sculpture, Sea Turtle

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Holly Hopper’s sea turtle is super easy and pretty cute. Not much to say other than it is pretty quick and one of the cuter turtles I have seen. Andrea Nolle has a super duper sea turtle that I want to try out. It is very intricate. As you can see I need to invest in brown balloons,lol. I used blush as a brown substitute. I should have added another length to the turtle maybe- his shell is a bit off center. Oh well it was my first one,lol. Overall I would say not bad.

Link to tutorial video= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RJ-LFm_G00

(FYI, if you have any advice or feedback whatsoever- feel free to share in a comment below.  🙂

 

 

30th Balloon Sculpture, Advanced Dog

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Bauldytheclown has a great you tube video on how to make an advanced dog. It is super cute and super doable. I made some alterations to mine but love his construction design. Bauldy is a very good instructor, he takes his audience into consideration and goes at a good teaching pace. I find that some instructors seem like they are showing off more than trying to instruct. I appreciate the empathic instructors who put the audience first. I will be checking out his inventory of how to’s for sure.

Link to tutorial video= Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRNESBmuzO8

Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWMu9mDJphk

Here is my version of his advanced dog. I added a tongue differently, ears differently and a tail.

(FYI, if you have any advice or feedback whatsoever- feel free to share in a comment below. 🙂