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I originally made the skirt one way and then went back and made it a little fuller.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. 🙂
A friend of mine loves skiing more than anything and he inspired me to make a skiing themed piece.
I decided to tweak a Dylan Gelinas, Patches the Bunny, design which is geared towards Easter and made it bigger and altered it in a few other ways.
I also made it some ski equipment and put it on a simple bouquet to make it look like it was in action on snow.
Hope you think it’s “cool” man.
I gave it to a lady today in hopes it would cheer her day up. I like randomly giving bouquets away. It makes me happy. I like to give things to people who aren’t expecting it.
I came up with and made this Seal and Penguin bouquet yesterday. The penguin is modeled after a Tatyana DjeTa Lyashko penguin design, though I altered it.
The flower is not my design. I learned how to make it via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/MrFingersman.
The overall design is mine as well as the seal.
I am going to just give it away to someone today and am trying to figure out how to go about it.
Hope you like it, it is over 3 ft tall!
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 came up with these designs with the goal of making wearable easy to put on and off balloon apparel.
I made shawl and skirt both with Spanish Flair that can be easily put on over shirt and pants. I added feathers for a nice multi media effect.
These resulted from playing around and experimenting with balloons here at my house.
This has spawned even more ideas and concepts that I hope to apply in the future.
Hope you find these interesting.