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Jana

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Re: David Crofts, March 2013
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2013, 11:04:15 PM »
Thank you Rob,
any extra questions or answers that need more detail do let me know of course.
I had a lovely booking today, outside in the big garden of a traditional English rural pub, amazingly had so few balloons popping which can be the fear with the sun shining and the children running around outside.  Three bouncy castles but not making much noise at all and a very good coffee machine so very nice.
Hope y'all having an either enjoyable and/or prosperous bank holiday weekend
David
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Re: David Crofts, March 2013
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2013, 03:12:38 AM »
Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions David. They give a wonderful insight into some of the work you do.  I have another one for you though. We all do jobs etc that give us great satisfaction both with our work,  also the clients we serve. Can you tell us a little about your most satisfying event?
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Re: David Crofts, March 2013
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2013, 10:37:05 AM »
Thank you Dan for this question and difficult question to answer because sometimes the most straightforward bookings can be highlighted by such factors as having a wonderful audience and pleasant surroundings, but looking at the bigger picture when I occasionally work abroad in different cultures those are the bookings which can be most inspiring and stick in the mind, for example the Middle East where audiences are very appreciate.  Doing the same thing but in completely different surroundings gives you a fresh outlook on your own work.  I’ve had bookings on boats, trains and in limos but I don’t think ever on a plane although I have made balloons on planes.  I wonder who the first balloon artist will be to make a balloon model in space, (not too sure a balloon pump would work)
yours
David

21, What are your balloon goals for the future?

More time to spend on my own projects rather than the day to day or week to week ‘commercial’ work.

22, If you could start all over again, would you change anything?

I would have started with balloons earlier and younger but then maybe I would have ended up as a different sort of balloon modeller better or worse.

23, How would you like the future of balloon modelling to develop?

Balloon Modelling is a rapidly developing art form, so it is going in the right direction.  It is a great time to be a balloon modeller I am sure and to watch its development and hopefully be a little part of it.
I would like to see some patterned, striped and spotty 260s.
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Re: David Crofts, March 2013
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2013, 11:02:05 AM »
Quote from: "Jana"
I would like to see some patterned, striped and spotty 260s.


David, You need to check the internet then as these have been out for I reckon at least 6 months now  :D

Thanks for doing the interview, I think you won on the longest week for the interview that we have had but thanks, always appreciated.
You know I love you.
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Re: David Crofts, March 2013
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2013, 09:25:41 AM »
Hi Graham,
Well you know I would only ever get balloons from you :)
I 've really been savouring and enjoying the interview, and thank you again for letting me take part.
Only got 5 questions left now

Also looking forward to Birmingham
Working on two deliveries for Saturday, 20 table centrepieces superhero style and another one which is 4 frog hats, 2 chicken hats plus a giant frog and a giant chicken. Lucky I started it all yesterday.

24, Who's the most famous person you have made a balloon creation for?

Many from many different areas of the entertainment world; music, acting, sport, art, etc, but I’ve always prided myself in being as comfortable working in varied and opposite environments for example from palaces to adventure playgrounds, from 5 star hotels to a house down the road, for princes or for paupers.

25, How do you keep the enthusiasm going & what still excites you about our great world of latex

Because balloon modelling happens quickly in your hands and then it’s done, it doesn’t need to dry or be set like paint or clay, every time you make something new it’s exciting.
This. plus the feedback from the audience.

yours
David
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Re: David Crofts, March 2013
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2013, 08:29:26 AM »
26,
What inspires or is your thought process in coming up with a new design
If I have a new design to make, I will usually have some instant thoughts on it.  If I have time I will make some prototypes, otherwise just go for it, but in between I’ll try and have a good think (or maybe chat with Graham!!!) to see if there could be a better ‘less obvious’ way of approaching the theme or design.

I find looking at how cartoonists, or model makers using different materials (eg plastic toys, soft toys and other merchandise or even cake designs) helpful in providing a quick change of focus and sometimes bringing to light certain details of colour or proportion that might not initially have seemed the most important.
In a more general day to day way, looking in shop windows (doesn’t have to be toy shops), exhibitions, watching cartoons, looking at other art and sculptures can provide endless inspiration.

27, Who would you like to work with dead or alive?
In a team with Walt Disney and Salvador Dali.
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Re: David Crofts, March 2013
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2013, 12:09:29 PM »
28, What makes you laugh?
Sometimes music, but not meaning comedy music, more like for example a superfast and perfectly timed and accurate guitar solo, that could make me laugh in sheer wonder.
Other things include funny situations.  Certainly things that Graham says to me, or sometimes silly things which I realise I have done.  And definitely all the very funny comments which my daughter makes.

It's been a lot of fun doing this interview, it seems like a long time since I began, hope to see some of you in Birmingham next week,
With Best Wishes
David Crofts
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