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Title: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on September 16, 2017, 09:36:41 PM
I have just booked and confirmed Wallie to come over and to run two workshops
in Birmingham on Tuesday 27th and Wed 28th March.

DAY ONE, will be "Surprise" Wallie puts over 20 of his designs into a bag and whatever
is picked out he will make and explain. All designs take less than 5 minutes to make.

DAY TWO, Large and Impressive. Designs made from 350 and 646's.

The first day will be filmed for Balloon Artiste Guild Members.

Booking details, http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/ba ... hare-days/ (http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/balloons/care-share-days/)
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on March 20, 2018, 12:04:55 PM
Last call for booking onto the workshops next week.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on March 29, 2018, 10:29:29 AM
What a fun couple of days, some great memories to go into the memory banks.
Too many to mention but thanks to all who came along and make the days what they are.

It really is appreciated................so Thank you xx
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on March 30, 2018, 02:05:52 PM
Here we go then with the pictures, I have so many to catch up on.
Twist posting from twist and shout in Jan, BBB in March and now from
the Care & Share day and the start of year 14 with Wallie de Groote.

They were knocking down the Gym over the road, we did think it would be pretty
noisy in the venue but it was OK, more noise from the band in the upstairs hall.

Wallie did have a lot of pre-made designs to get around to the venue and possibly the
most balloon stock I have taken for everyone to use with so many 350's and 646's
for building the larger designs.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on March 30, 2018, 02:09:18 PM
Wallie explained that this David Grist design, piglet was one of the first he learnt
and he always makes this design first at every gig.

Dave gave out some little thank yous for his wedding gift,
that was very nice and appreciated.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on March 30, 2018, 02:10:28 PM
And we are off on what turned out to be a very enjoyable
and laugh a lot two day event.

Danny just loved wearing his head band  :(
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on March 31, 2018, 10:47:21 AM
The lights in the bag were a fab idea.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on March 31, 2018, 10:48:09 AM
And some variations on the ostrich.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 08, 2018, 11:04:18 PM
Here we go then with the first pictures posted from me onto the new forum.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 08, 2018, 11:06:01 PM
It's good to see some keeping with the old traditional way of keeping up to date.
A notepad and pen.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 08, 2018, 11:07:23 PM
A good old David Grist design, Piglet.
Nice memories brought back at the day.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 09, 2018, 08:58:37 AM
More from the day, poor old Yoda lost an eye with that stick
Can be very dangerous
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 09, 2018, 09:00:56 AM
Some variations.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 09, 2018, 09:02:04 AM
It was a fun couple of days, still more pictures to post.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 11, 2018, 07:31:59 PM
Then It was competition time.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 11, 2018, 07:33:23 PM
Now I cant remember a thing about Amanda's cheese entry but just that it was so funny at the day.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 11, 2018, 07:34:51 PM
Dan and his macho arm.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: magirob on April 11, 2018, 07:35:38 PM
Now I cant remember a thing about Amanda's cheese entry but just that it was so funny at the day.

I think it was the baby cheeses (baby Jesus) 😁
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 12, 2018, 10:00:33 AM
More from day one of the competition.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 12, 2018, 10:01:33 AM
Then it was back to Wallie for another session.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 12, 2018, 10:40:18 AM
And the pictures keep on coming this morning.
Trying to do a little catching up as I have hundreds more to post.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 12, 2018, 10:41:10 AM
A few more.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 13, 2018, 09:12:09 AM
And the winner was Dan, what an amazing array of prizes we had this time around.
We honestly did have some nice prizes this time.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 13, 2018, 09:13:26 AM
Another session with Wallie.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 13, 2018, 09:15:26 AM
A quick Pikachu.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 13, 2018, 09:16:17 AM
More from day one.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 14, 2018, 10:08:54 AM
Swimming away.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 14, 2018, 10:10:33 AM
There was plenty of fun, the two people in bed were Paul & Ruth.
It was so funny but one of those you had to be there  :D
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 14, 2018, 10:11:46 AM
A slightly sea theme selection here.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 15, 2018, 09:36:52 AM
Some people were having way too much fun.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 15, 2018, 09:37:45 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 15, 2018, 09:38:55 AM
It was then competition time again.
I'm not sure how we cram so much fun into one day, he he.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 16, 2018, 08:09:58 AM
<ore from the competition, the theme was Easter.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 16, 2018, 08:11:32 AM
Nearly everyone went with the theme but sometimes there is always one,
it was very funny though.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 16, 2018, 08:12:45 AM
Dan with his run over bunny.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 17, 2018, 09:18:38 AM
And the winner was a Mr Driscoll with his bunny getting into a pot.

Dave with his very funny Balloon Chat hat.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 17, 2018, 09:35:34 AM
The end of day one and the start of day two.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 17, 2018, 09:37:25 AM
The black and white face was an idea I had from the new sword design I have as model of
the month for April. What you have in your head does not always translate to the latex.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 19, 2018, 09:14:44 AM
This was a funny moment, Paul getting dressed up.
He was the only one in the room who did not realise who he was going to be.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 19, 2018, 09:16:33 AM
Paul could not see in the mirror so they put a chair up and it was just so so funny.
One of those you had to be there, have I ever said I love the balloon days, if not then I do.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 19, 2018, 09:18:45 AM
More from the day.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 19, 2018, 09:20:42 AM
I finally got a picture of the flashing light on in the flower.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 20, 2018, 07:43:33 PM
Still plenty of pictures to be posted.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 20, 2018, 07:44:46 PM
Everything was being super sized.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 20, 2018, 07:45:58 PM
Roger was making his competition piece, a classic Dutch painting.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 21, 2018, 10:13:24 AM
Some of the competition pieces.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 21, 2018, 10:14:31 AM
Some variations on a theme.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 21, 2018, 10:15:35 AM
More variations.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 22, 2018, 09:19:09 AM
Roger relaxing after making his entry.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 22, 2018, 09:20:13 AM
Wallie was filling the space with the balloons he made over the two days.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 23, 2018, 10:01:44 AM
The competition was just so funny, thanks everyone for making the days and events what they are,

Fabulous, well I think they are.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 23, 2018, 10:03:20 AM
David's boat sunk on the canal, ha ha we all had a good laugh.

Leonie and her lips, another classic, especially later when David made a comment, classic.
Sometimes you just have to be there.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 23, 2018, 10:05:36 AM
The fries was part of David's entry, Wallie was displaying them for him.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 24, 2018, 08:42:19 AM
Paul telling Dan that is not a stick......................This is a stick.
We all laughed, Paul was very funny since coming back from his honeymoon.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 24, 2018, 08:43:40 AM
The theme for the day was Holland just in case you were wondering.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 25, 2018, 08:29:56 AM
Then it was onto the last session of the day.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 25, 2018, 08:33:21 AM
Rob made the flower for the series he is doing on countries. It was for Holland
and he has posted this already otherwise I would have not posted this picture here.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 26, 2018, 08:45:00 AM
Steve was the runner up in the competition.
We usually only have a winner but I had so many prizes to give away.

A big group photo after a fun two days together.
Title: Re: Wallie de Groote 27/28th March 2018
Post by: Graham Lee on April 26, 2018, 08:48:24 AM
And Roger won the star prize, it was such a good prize I have forgotten what it was.
But no doubt it was well worth winning, I just remembered David donated one of his
squeaky dogs the dogs trust had made up from his TV ad dog that he made.
So it was a great prize.

That is all the pictures from the day, thank you to Wallie for coming over and
everyone else who attended to make the days what they are....................

THANK YOU, it's much appreciated XXxx