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Events. Balloon, Magic, Etc / Re: Florida Super Jam 2019
« Last post by Graham Lee on January 16, 2019, 02:20:49 PM »
The hotel.
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Events. Balloon, Magic, Etc / Re: Florida Super Jam 2019
« Last post by Graham Lee on January 16, 2019, 02:20:13 PM »
More pre jam balloons.
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Events. Balloon, Magic, Etc / Re: Florida Super Jam 2019
« Last post by Graham Lee on January 16, 2019, 02:19:00 PM »
Pre jam ballooning.
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Events. Balloon, Magic, Etc / Re: Florida Super Jam 2019
« Last post by Graham Lee on January 16, 2019, 02:18:13 PM »
A few of the many pictures I took, it will take a while to post them all.
My ladies of latex had a welcoming committee ready for myself and David.
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Picture Gallery / Re: My Balloon Art
« Last post by Graham Lee on January 16, 2019, 11:20:02 AM »
April 2017
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Picture Gallery / Re: My Balloon Art
« Last post by Graham Lee on January 16, 2019, 11:19:27 AM »
April 2017
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Events. Balloon, Magic, Etc / Re: Florida Super Jam 2019
« Last post by Graham Lee on January 16, 2019, 10:50:39 AM »
David and I are just back from the Florida Super Jam.
Had a lovely time and will start to post the pictures as soon as we can.
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Picture Gallery / Re: Another Fine Myth
« Last post by magirob on January 14, 2019, 11:11:00 PM »
Heracles and the Golden Hind

Hello everyone, It is now week 3 of my Project ‘Another Fine Myth’, this week we continue with Heracles and his 12 labours. We have only spent 3 weeks on the 12 labours however as Heracles only completes 1 labour a year he is now into his third year. Last week we saw Heracles defeat the Lernaean Hydra, with the help of his Nephew he eventually severed all of the beasts heads and delivered the last immortal head to the gates of the city where King Eurystheus waits with the next impossible task for Heracles, to capture the Ceryneian (or Golden) Hind.

The Ceryneian hind belonged to the goddess Artemis, it was a huge deer which had golden antlers, hooves of bronze and it could run faster than a speeding arrow. For a whole year Heracles followed the deer but it was always too difficult and to fast to capture. Eventually Heracles happened to meet the Goddess Artemis and her brother Apollo where she told Heracles to stop with his quest, luckily Apollo reminded his sister it was the Goddess Hera that tricked Heracles into killing his family thus causing him to complete these tasks. Artemis despised Hera so it was decided that she would allow Heracles to continue as long as he returned the deer unharmed.

Eventually Heracles caught up with the deer, one night while it slept he captured it in a net and delivered the deer to King Eurystheus, Heracles released the deer back into the wild keeping his promise to Artemis.

This design is based on a deer by the incredible Japanese balloon artist Masayoshi Matsumoto.

Next week we meet a bit of a boar.

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Events. Balloon, Magic, Etc / Magic Pipe
« Last post by dizzi on January 10, 2019, 05:39:08 PM »
I have a friend who broke his Magic Pipe and asked me to see if anyone had one they no longer use and would like to find a good home for it..
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Picture Gallery / Re: Another Fine Myth
« Last post by magirob on January 09, 2019, 12:31:29 AM »
Heracles and the Hydra

Hello everyone, it’s week 2 of my balloon project about Myths and Legends from around the world and I am spending the first part of the project with Heracles and his 12 labours. Last week we left Heracles as he had just slain the Nemean Lion and made himself some lovely armour from the impenetrable golden fur.

When Heracles returns to the Palace of King Eurystheus, the King is so shocked to see Heracles that he refuses to let him enter the city again and Heracles must display the results of his labours from outside the city gates. The king being such a coward even had a large bronze jar built to hide in (strange chap).

Labour number 2 was to slay the Lernaean hydra, a hideous 9 headed creature created by the Goddess Hera specifically to destroy Heracles. The hydra lived in the poisonous swamps near Lake Lerna and when Heracles first saw the beast, he immediately cut off one of the beasts heads, to his dismay 2 more heads grew back in its place. Heracles needed help so called upon his friend (and nephew) Iolaus who came up with a cunning plan. Working together Heracles would cut off a head while Iolaus scorched the stumps to prevent more heads growing back, soon the creature was dead and Heracles had completed labour number 2.

Next week Heracles must use his brains instead of his strength to complete his labour.
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