Well, it is that time of year again. The Winter Solstice is almost here! It is a time for reflecting on light.
I came up with this idea to make a winter fairy who would be a bringer of light. The photos don’t do this piece justice, it is soooo much cooler in person.
This is a Patricia Balloona original design. 🙂 I drew the eyes on paper and then cut the eyes out and taped it to the balloon as I was afraid to take the chance as I am a bit rusty on drawing faces on balloons, it has been a while.
A friend of mine introduced me to Fairy Lights and of course I had to implement it with my balloon work. I think I did something pretty innovative for wings. I put the fairy in fairy lights son!
Hope you like it and find this idea inspiring. I did a bit a mixed of media with feathers and lights and I really love how she came out! I also really love the way the flower came out. It is my take on an Iris flower.
I originally made the skirt one way and then went back and made it a little fuller. Not sure which I like better. Pics of both included. You be the decider. 🙂
I was on News Channel 3’s segment, 3 Plus You yesterday and here is a link to the appearance.
I decided to make another version of my Hummingbird and Flowers Bouquet/Centerpiece and played around with it some more since it was such a huge hit.
Jed Mescon who conducted the interview is a sweetheart as well as Ryan Henn who counsels me at the SBDC.
I feel so thankful and am so appreciative that there is free business counseling like the Small Business Development Center because they are so wonderful and the business world is so mysterious, strange and can be daunting. Look to see if you have one in your area and take advantage of the FREE services they offer! They are so helpful, informative, encouraging and empowering!
Picture of what I brought on the show below as well as pics of beautiful set. 🙂
I got a request to make 4 pink bubblegum machines for a candy themed baby shower. I saw this design on Pinterest and replicated it.
I made these as a result. It was specifically requested that there be no red in the machines.
Hope you like it and Happy Twisting!
Very exciting projects and new developments are in the works!
I made these 2 centerpieces for a Pixels movie premier event. These were quite big.
I was perfect for this because making pixelated balloon figures in this style is one of my signature innovations as I used no gridz or anything underlying.
The movie by the way is awesome and very funny. My daughter is in love with Q-bert now says that when she has a little boy she wants to name him Q-bert and dress him up as Q-bert for Halloween, lol.
Hope you like it and Happy Twisting!
I made these centerpieces and a couple of blossoming romances for a family reunion recently.
I didn’t know what the space would look like and I mean, I just make things that people ask me to make, so I wasn’t sure of the best way for the blossoms to be put exactly. I taped them to the windows and the client chose which windows. I had some pops as a result of the heat and fixed them as best as I could. I will know how to better hang them in the future, for example, always have suction cups with me so I can more precisely get the angle I want. With tape you are at its mercy and it is not forgiving,lol.
The centerpieces I am most happy with and they came out perfect and stayed perfect.
The client was happy so that made me happy.
Picture of my work below.
I had long admired some princess columns made by Leonardo Carmona of the Power Deco team. He had innovated a very interesting new pole weave that he liked to feature in the middle of his princess columns and I decided to see if I could figure it out as he lives in California and has workshops there but there is no way I would be able to go out there. I am in Chattanooga TN after all.
After some experimentation I am happy to say that I did. Necessity is the mother of invention as they say. Because I haven’t been able to go to any workshops or conventions, I have had to learn to just figure things out on my own or my head would explode from not being able to do all these cool things,lol.
This is my rendition of a Leonardo Carmona type princess column only with my own twists to it and flair. I made this just for the heck of it, because this is my passion. I love and live to create. 🙂
Below are pictures of my work. 🙂 Hope you like it and happy twisting!
I made this for my daughter for her 7nth birthday. It is of a blue bird on a fully functional swing on an apple tree. I started out with a 7 shaped frame and this is just what evolved from my imagination as I started the project. It came out to be 7 ft. tall.
I was inspired by a Tweety Bird design by ШАРОВЕДАВ and adapted it and added my own twist to it with big feathers and a different body and some feather bangs on top. I mainly just took the head idea and redeveloped the rest of the design to be something more my own.
I am developing more and more conceptually and this scene just came out of my head where a cute little blue bird swings on a swing on an apple tree branch. You can subtly see the shape of a 7 in the whole piece.
The tree just developed organically,lol. I just jump in and get into a flow and this is what resulted.
I made everything in one afternoon and my daughter just loved it and loved pushing her birdie. It had to be readjusted from time to time from the swinging but it held up beautifully.
Pictures of my work below as well as vide of my daughter swinging it.