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Picture Gallery / Life Size Stormtrooper
« on: July 25, 2014, 04:23:04 PM »
I recently made this and this is my new all time favorite sculpture I have made. I literally worried myself sick over this project and felt like running away and crying and quitting because of how much it intimidated me. I was somehow able to channel my Woody Allen like neurosis into productive energy, lol. I am still in disbelief that I made this! I really feel like I leveled up in my balloon making. This is my baby.

A quote that keeps me focused and that keeps me from running away from scary projects is this, “A professional is a man who can do his job when he doesn’t feel like it. An amateur is a man who can’t do his job when he does feel like it.” James Agate. My commitment to being professional trumps my insecurity,lol.

More pics on my blog. ... rmtrooper/

Picture Gallery / Re: Large dog
« on: July 25, 2014, 04:15:09 PM »
I love this dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Picture Gallery / Re: Barney Rubble
« on: July 25, 2014, 04:13:48 PM »
These are awesome! :)

Picture Gallery / Re: Snow White with Grumpy Dwarf.
« on: July 11, 2014, 10:29:37 AM »
Thank you all so very much! Warm fuzzies!

Picture Gallery / Snow White with Grumpy Dwarf.
« on: July 01, 2014, 04:16:05 PM »
I recently made this Ken Stillman Snowy Princess holding an Edward Trzeciakiewicz basket accompanied by a Patricia Balloona original Grumpy Dwarf. :)

More pics on my blog, ... mpy-dwarf/.

Balloon Chit Chat / Re: What is your shame balloon?
« on: March 28, 2014, 01:49:19 PM »
Man- thank you guys for replying. It is so nice to know that one is not alone,lol. :) Big hugs to you all!

Balloon Chit Chat / What is your shame balloon?
« on: March 15, 2014, 11:54:51 PM »
I don't know why- but I cannot make a decent Om Nom to save my life,lol. It is my shame balloon,lol.

I am just not happy with any of the versions I have made,lol. Does anyone else feel this way about anything?

Picture Gallery / Re: Racing Car
« on: March 15, 2014, 11:50:52 PM »
love this! I need to practice this and add it to my repertoire for birthday parties as I need to balance boy choices. I am slanted too much towards girl choices, probably because I have a little girl,lol,

there isn't a tutorial for a Dalek but there is a video of a guy making a small one, about a 1ft to a 1ft and a half if I had to guess.

it is pretty fast.

My Dalek is based heavily on a cake weave design, I used that as a template and worked it into a Dalek. It is hard to explain especially since technical talk is not my forte,lol.

sorry I was not of more help to you. hope someone more technical savvy can help and also who knows what you might find with experimentation. :)

Picture Gallery / Re: Buzz lightyear balloon arch
« on: March 07, 2014, 03:59:49 PM »
Very Nice! :)

I made this display for a Daddy and Daughter Date Night Event at a Chick-fil-A near my house.
I took inspiration from a Justin Reams' cow mask  I had seen a picture of and ran with it, put my own twist on things and came up with the below. This was a labor of love. :)
Bigger pics on blog,

Picture Gallery / Hugs and Kisses Column
« on: February 09, 2014, 01:51:59 AM »
This is a Patricia Balloona original design. :) I wanted to originally call it, Look Ma! No Pole! but I decided on Hugs and Kisses instead,lol.

As always bigger and more pictures on my blog, ... es-column/

Picture Gallery / Re: hawiia five o
« on: January 31, 2014, 02:50:13 PM »
how did you make the tiki head? is there a tutorial out there for it by any chance? Love your piece by the way :)

Picture Gallery / Re: Work van
« on: January 31, 2014, 02:48:47 PM »
You are living the dream! Congrats! That is one of my goals too- it is going to be a while but it is in the plans. :)

Picture Gallery / Re: Happy Chinese New Year
« on: January 31, 2014, 02:47:20 PM »
Awesome Work!!!!!

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