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526th Balloon Sculpture, Winter Solstice Fairy

526th Balloon Sculpture, Winter Solstice Fairy

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I originally made the skirt one way and then went back and made it a little fuller.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. 🙂

Happy Twisting!









308th Balloon Sculpture, Flower Bouquet Mania


Earth Fare wanted some bouquets for giveaways during a Simply Well event they had.

I decided to play around with flower combinations and colors with Ken Stillman’s Flower Bouquet design.

I made 3 bouquets for Earth Fare and also another bouquet for a friend of mine who is recovering from a nasty cold.

I made a bouquet with pink roses, a bouquet with purple daisies and irises, and a bouquet with yellow and white daisies for Earth Fare and  an all purple daisy bouquet for my friend. (Links highlighted are YouTube video tutorials by Yonaimy. Note, I just made two pinch twists for my roses but I like the three better. )

I played around with placement and I didn’t have plates on the bottom for the most part but then added some towards the end as I realized that would aid in transportation. I also added my business cards to them in a pretty way. Next time I will have black shiny plates like Ken uses.

They were a huge hit with everyone! It was interesting to see that the bouquets faired evenly as far as people’s favorites. My friend absolutely loved hers too!

Pictures of my bouquets that I made below.

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For my friend,

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