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Picture Gallery / Rob Driscoll lecture for the United Twisters
« on: April 19, 2018, 11:52:24 PM »
Hello all, I was lucky enough to be invited over to do a workshop for the United Twisters in the Netherlands, I thought you might like to see the photos.

Here is the Hall gradually filling up. we started with the little series of ships I teach and then my mini people from my current project.

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Balloon Chit Chat / Lego Balloon Man
« on: April 09, 2018, 08:13:45 PM »
You may have seen the little lego balloon clown doing the rounds on social media, well I liked him but not as a clown so I created my own version to look like my Bowtie Balloon Guy character.

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Balloon Chit Chat / Uploading Photos
« on: January 22, 2018, 12:40:01 PM »
I've spent the last few days trying to upload a few photos but there seems to be something wrong. I am not sure if anyone else has tried too?

Graham is away for a few more days so I am sure he can take a look at it on his return when he has calmed down from the excitement of Twist and Shout.

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Events. Balloon, Magic, Etc / 7th Portsmouth balloon jam
« on: January 11, 2018, 01:06:02 PM »
Its been a year since the last one but it is back, the 7th Portsmouth Balloon Jam.

Just so you know a little bit about the venue. it is situated just off the island of Portsmouth so it is easy to drive to with free parking, there is a railway station about 5 mins walk away, a bus stop right outside and we have a small room but we can spill out into the main area if needed so there is plenty of space.

Food is available too.

https://www.facebook.com/events/136194897177513/

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Balloon Chit Chat / Red Balloon Dog Products
« on: January 07, 2018, 12:04:38 PM »
Hello all, I have some new balloon related products available from my Redbubble shop.

Long Sleeve T-shirt - http://https://www.redbubble.com/people/magirob/works/29744147-red-balloon-dog?asc=u&grid_pos=7&p=lightweight-raglan-sweatshirt&rbs=10ab74fa-e396-40f6-bb37-ca04ca4292cb&ref=artist_shop_grid
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Hoodie - https://www.redbubble.com/people/magiro ... le=mhoodie
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Yellow Throw Pillow - https://www.redbubble.com/people/magiro ... _shop_grid
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Picture Gallery / It's a Balloon World After All
« on: January 01, 2018, 11:11:02 AM »
A new balloon project starting on January 2nd 2018, I will be taking a virtual journey around the world visiting a different country each week.

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Balloon Chit Chat / Fun Christmas Competition
« on: December 08, 2017, 10:56:18 AM »
Hello all

I thought it would be good to set it as a fun competition for all of you, I warn you, I had about an hour to throw all these together so some models are a bit shoddy but I hope you get the idea.
Each balloon sculpture is a clue to a well known Christmas song or carol, you need to guess the song or carol. one of the photos has 2 answers but i am not telling you which one it is, so there are 11 photos with a total of 12 answers to get.
If you feel like sending your answers to
bowtieballoonguy@gmail.com
I will pick a winner and I will sort out a small prize for you :)
Closing date is Christmas eve
Good luck
Rob

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Balloon Chit Chat / Rude balloon
« on: October 23, 2017, 06:32:46 PM »
Nathan (my other half) saw this on sale in The Works today.

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Events. Balloon, Magic, Etc / Portsmouth Jumbo Day - November 5th 2017
« on: September 12, 2017, 10:49:37 AM »
I will be lecturing at the Portsmouth Jumbo day along side Matthew Wright and Jon Allen, I will also be performing in the gala show as my alter ego stage act 'The Vox Brothers'

Here is the poster for the event and tickets can be purchased at http://http://www.portsmouthmagic.co.uk/jumbo-day/registration-forms/

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Balloon Chit Chat / Leicester Balloonatics
« on: September 01, 2017, 11:07:06 PM »
I thought this was an interesting piece of information, I heard it referenced on a podcast recently so had to look it up.

Back in 1864, Henry Coxwell had been testing a new form of transport, the hot air balloon, he had already had one successful flight in his balloon which he called The Mammoth, his next demonstration was to be at Leicester racecourse where 50,000 people gathered to see his larger more impressive balloon The Britannia.

Onlookers seemed disappointed with the new hot air balloon claiming it was small and old looking, the crowd soon turned against Henry Coxwell and the balloon pilot eventually ripping the balloon to shreds. The people of Leicester soon became known as the Leicester balloonatics.

Source - http://http://www.ernestjournal.co.uk/blog/2017/6/8/leicester-balloon-riot
and      - http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28674654

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Events. Balloon, Magic, Etc / Northern Ireland Balloon Twisters Workshop
« on: August 17, 2017, 02:47:05 PM »
Hi All, I was lucky enough to fly out to Northern Ireland and do a workshop for all of the twisters out there. I took a few photos so thought you would like to see them.

First stop minions, this first minion was made by Poppy who was the youngest attendee, I think she was 9, i cant quite remember.

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Picture Gallery / Bride and Groom
« on: March 31, 2017, 04:41:55 PM »
I am going to a wedding (as a guest) on Saturday and the Grooms Mum asked if I could secretly make a Bride and Groom. Here is what I came up with.

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Picture Gallery / Frog Feet
« on: February 11, 2017, 04:07:03 PM »
Hello all,

I recently made the Poison Dart Frog for my Endangered Species project and I had a few people ask about the feet.

So here it is, it is one of those things that looks good but turn it over and it looks terrible.

Just so you know, I spent 2 mins making the multicoloured one to show you, the original frog I spent about an hour positioning to get the feet sitting in exactly the right place.

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Balloon Chit Chat / GoogleDoodle
« on: December 31, 2016, 11:49:13 AM »
I quite like the Google Doodle today, its animated when you see it on http://www.google.co.uk and I imagine tomorrow it will be a google doodle of the balloons dropping.

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Balloon Chit Chat / Happy Christmas
« on: December 22, 2016, 02:08:08 PM »
Hello all, just wanted to wish everyone a really Happy Christmas and I do hope it is filled with bunnies bearing gifts.

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