I am going to carry on via Tumblr too to try it out. Here is a balloon Toy Soldier I made recently. He is 11 ft. tall! Happy Twisting!
So over this weekend I designed this dress and gave it to a friend of mine, Sondra, who owns a clothing store called Collective Clothing.
It is in her window display right now.
This was a labor of love. We were able to procure the lovely Angel to model the dress as I really wanted to see if I could make a real deal wearable balloon dress and see how it performs.
When I made a flowery looking skirt in previous post to this, I thought to myself that it looked an awful lot like a flower. That got me thinking, huh, wouldn’t it be cool to make a dress that looks like a flower like this only a full dress and have a butterfly on the back to look like a butterfly landed on it? I came up with the design for this dress in my head and was lucky enough to make it realized!
So that was the idea and this is what I came up with. The belt design was totally an accident and is really cool. I was just trying different things out and came up with it.
We went around town and found some really cool locals and these were the photos that I took. Angel did a great job posing and modeling and was a delight.
Sondra loved it and put it on a mannequin in her window display at her store.
I am happy to report that there were no poppings at all! It was an awesome day!
Angel said the dress was comfortable and it was soooo amazing to see it is action. It fit her perfectly. This is a Patricia Balloona original design.
Here are some pics of Angel modeling it below.
I am excited to announce that I now have a website! http://patriciaballoona.com/
It was designed by a friend of mine named Michael Pratt of Leviathan Multimedia. http://leviathanmultimedia.com/.
He designed me a logo with my new tagline “Making joy out of thin air!” I am a bit proud for coming up with that tagline. 🙂
I think he did a fantastic job! I had no idea what I wanted as far as logo, I just said that I wanted elegant and whimsical. He also asked me what my favorite colors were and I told him oranges and blues. I also told him how much I loved the art deco look and love how I have a Great Gatsby thing going on with my logo. When he showed me what he came up with- a 1920’s elegant woman walking a balloon dog- I couldn’t have squealed more in Pinkie Pie style excitement! I used to own several cloche hats and loved wearing them, which is what she is wearing. They were my favorite hats of which I wore often. They were unfortunately destroyed by a natural disaster. He had no idea about that either. He just totally got me.
I sent him a bunch of my photos and I was pleasantly surprised to see what he did with them. It was a surprise to see what he picked to go where. I love how he has my Dalek balloon costume telling folks which organizations I have worked for and I love how on the gallery page- he says “click to inflate” to encourage people to see the full picture when they click on the thumbnail.
There is even a balloon dog next to my web address in the web bar!
We did a lot of back and forth emailing and he was awesome to work with and very patient and just couldn’t be more pleasant. He showed me all kinds of website looks and approaches and I told him what I liked and what I wanted and he totally nailed it.
I am truly blessed as I never thought in a million years I would have a website and certainly nothing as cool as the one he tailor made for me.
This is what my business cards look like now and this is the logo he designed for me. My business cards are more square of course and the sun isn’t on it but everything else is the same. My info is on the back of my cards. This is the logo also used on my website. This is my logo! I can’t get over the fact that I have a logo!
Mike, thank you again so very much for all of your brilliant hard work on this. You have blown me away.