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My Balloon Art
« on: October 07, 2013, 11:12:45 AM »
Having sorted out over half my picture albums I thought I would start to post them onto the forum under one thread. I think the majority will have been posted onto the forum at some time but many may have missed them or not been members when I originally posted. I have just set up a twitter account as well, my tag is myballoonart so if anyone would like to follow me then please do.
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Re: Graham Lee, my balloon art
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 11:17:33 AM »
Where I'm inflating the White 260 this was taken at Guildford University where they had a fun day with Johnny Ball and the robot I think called Titus.
Me in the big balloon with head out, someone made this picture up for me from an original when I played the magic club meal for the magic club in the Midlands,
the name escapes me at the moment. I was on the bill with Alec Powell and Jason Steele and Joanne I believe.
Where I'm fully inside the balloon this was taken at Blackpool magic convention, one of my very first lectures.
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Re: Graham Lee, my balloon art
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 12:17:44 PM »
Graham, I love the "inside the big balloon" but it scares me when I see someone totally inside it.  I know there is lots of air in there but do you carry a pin or sharp object just in case?
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Re: Graham Lee, my balloon art
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013, 12:31:50 PM »
Yes you should always be prepared for any situation, I have scissors with me.
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Re: Graham Lee, my balloon art
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013, 06:00:10 PM »
Graham is it hard getting into the balloon I want to try this really bad : )

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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 06:09:02 PM »
Quote from: "mista-twister"
Graham is it hard getting into the balloon I want to try this really bad : )
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I nearly mentioned this when Millie said about it looking/being dangerous. It is dangerous and generally I offer no advice, for safety reasons and to protect ourselves. Some people have panic attacks attempting to climb inside and I did post one on the forum about this if you do a search. On the website when buying the balloons there is a warning notice to say these are the climb in balloons but it is dangerous and we suggest you do not climb into them. All the info is out there on the internet or YouTube and Larry Moss has a book out about climbing inside.
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2013, 10:51:47 PM »
These were the first two heads I tried before we got third time lucky with the style and that was by a mistake. This was made for Room 101 and has now been repeated possibly 5/6 times now. Just looking at heads one and two now and both I think would have been OK in hindsight, they have the craggy look  :)  Fingers crossed Alice does not read the forum  :)
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2013, 12:31:05 AM »
Wow, that is awesome.  I can't wait to see more.  I am so blown away by the artistic talent on this site.
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2013, 10:32:54 AM »
All the pictures are in alphabetical order, well most of them are.
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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2013, 10:36:03 AM »
The first ape was my variation on Mr Bomas and his Monkey from YouTube.
I think the ape in picture three was taught by Sabina at the British juggling convention when she popped over so that is going back a few years now.
I think Sabina taught this at a few conventions now thinking about it.
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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2013, 02:21:43 PM »
The baby was made from a model that Phoenix shared on the forum.
The backdrop was made I think for my second magic convention I attended. The first one was to promote the care & share days and to give away some free Qualatex product that Pioneer kindly provided. This is the IBM magic convention and at a guess would have been 2006.
The dreaded balloon artiste guild logo design, we never did sort this out although I have seen a very similar design on the internet with this now.
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« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2013, 10:00:09 AM »
The ball was taught in the jam room at the millennium jam, it might be from an idea by Colin Myles, might be?
The ball and spiral I learnt over 10 years ago on a DVD by .... ......, in fact I will not say as it was not the persons design, it was taken from Sean Rooney.
If you have not heard of Sean Rooney then google him, he is an AMAZING artiste
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« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2013, 10:13:52 PM »
Not sure when the ballerina was made.
Oasis was made for my next door neighbour and I think is a quick and easy way to get the look you are looking for.
The base was made for comic relief, this is the link to view more from that photo shoot, another-photo-shoot-t750.html
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2013, 11:16:26 AM »
The last picture of Batman and Robin were made for the Yarmouth IBM magic convention last year and the first made for Zakh and at a guess his 4th birthday two years ago.
I forgot to make batman have a black nose on one of the designs, oops.
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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2013, 08:57:04 AM »
The beaver was made a long while back.
I started off with one head design for Ben 10 and then changed it, I think the second one works better.
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