395th, 396th and 397nth Balloon Sculptures, Homer, Bart, and Donut Centerpiece

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So today is my birthday and what better way to celebrate it than by making cool balloons for my kiddo’s school for a Donuts for Dads event they had there today? When I thought about donuts and dads, Homer Simpson immediately came to my mind and I thought to myself, I have to make Homer and Bart for this event,lol. πŸ™‚

I am on the PTA and I love being a part of the school and being of help there. The people there are just so awesome and I just love them and how they care so much and do such a great job.

I made an over 6 ft tall Homer Simpson along with a big Bart complete with Skateboard and I even threw in a Donut Centerpiece.

This was quite a challenge. These are tricky characters to translate into balloon form and I think I did a pretty good job. It definitely grew my problem solving skills. These are original Patricia Balloona balloonification of Simpsons designs. πŸ™‚

I ran out of yellow 646’s otherwise I would have used them for Homer arms. That was a bummer but overall I am quite pleased with everything.

I did lots of stuff I had never done before and was just going with it and problem solving as I went and I just played around a lot and it was an iterative process.

They were a huge hit at the event so that felt good and they withstood a storm of kids touching and messing with them,lol.

Pictures of my work below. Hope you like it and if you don’t then you can, “Eat My Shorts” ,lol. πŸ˜‰

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My daughter and Husband modeling with my display. πŸ™‚

 

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3 responses »

  1. Wow. I see now how you use some of these techniques, like the way homer’s legs are connected. Really really interesting and this design is like a tutorial as I see these techniques you used and figure out how it is constructed . This is my favorite design you have done in a while, because normally your concepts baffle me as I never really learn any large sculpture techniques because I am always screwing around with little tutorials and such, and I love line work. This one, though, is so clearly constructed that it provides an enormous amount of information to me just viewing the picture for a minute straight. Lots of ideas and techniques, thanks for this greatest of posts!

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