|3-3-2016 I was asked to make something that is
a surprise. This was the second time I was asked
for a surprise tonight at the Culver's
in Edwardsville, IL. This is a hat
that I designed a while ago when I found the
world prints. I added a clear balloon with a
super ball inside of it around the world print.
Makes it kind of like the moon and gives it
motion. To give it a little more pop, I add the
Alien, which also helps hold the world up.
||3-1-2016 I got to
in Collinsville, IL a little early and
decided to make this Tie Fighter before starting
my night. I was wondering how long it would take
and had not decided on the body/cockpit design.
I did end up using two balloons for that
portion. So it turned out fine in retrospect.
The wings are squares with an x in the middle to
fill in the space. I put it on a clear balloon
to hold it up in the air.
|2016-02-27 This was the challenge of the
night. Make a "Popeye" and see if my dad can
guess what you are making. It took the dad a
while to guess.
2016-01-05 Here is
one of my customers that come in every so often at the
Collinsville, Il Culver's. He is always happy and full
of fun. It is a joy to see him, his little brother,
and mom come in to the restaurant. I made him a large
roadrunner. I do not think he has seen the show but he
liked the roadrunner anyway. It was always one of my
favorites and have made it every so often. This was
created at my regular restaurant (Culver's in
Collinsville, IL), on Tuesday night. The new hours are
5:30 PM. to 7:30 PM.
2016-01-01 At the
end of the night last week at the Collinsville, IL
Culver's I made "The Grinch" balloon for the counter
top. It was a spur of the moment thing.
I used a balloon named a Geo, turned inside out for
the mouth. By tuning the Geo inside out, instead
of a round balloon with a hole in the middle, you get
the shape you see for the mount. A bonus is that
the balloon now has an attachment point where the hole
was located. As it was just before Christmas, I
gave the Grinch a smile.
2015-12-21 Here is a
walk-around-dragon that I have the children help make
at the "Balloon And Fun Show."
It is a great ending to
the show where the children are dressed up in
balloons, skits are performed, and a little magic is
made. I leave the dragon at the event so they can play
with it afterwards
2015-12-03 This little
girl wanted something special. She came up with a
snowman hat. So, as it was getting late, and the place
was winding down, I decided to make it for her. I did
my usual snowman, but had to use four attachments to
keep it stable. I even put a light inside to make it
"special" for her. She really liked the snowman
hat. The table even gave me an applause. It is nice to
be able to create balloon sculptures that the children
like and have fun at the same time.
At my regular restaurant, on Tuesday night, I
had a little girl ask for a peacock.
Well the table had three other children, so I decided
to do them first. That way, if the place got
crowded, I could offer to do something else instead of
the peacock. As it turned out the one boy wanted
a light saber. so I made the new "Bad Guy"
version with the two side blades.
Well as the restaurant was not too busy, I decided to
let make the peacock. I told the little
girl that she could pick out the tail feathers
colors. She decided on green, blue, purple, and
teal. I did make the peacock a little
comical so it would look funny. She really liked
it a lot. She continued to play with it the rest
of the time that they were eating. It is nice to
be able to give the children what they want sometimes.
2015-11-28, Our next blog entry.
Still working on the layout of this page. I am
looking at examples and find a lot of styles that
appeal to me. I hope to keep this informative.
Well the heavy rain has stopped and I think I will be
able to go outside and work on some Christmas lights.
I saw a great product from Barry Mitchell that could
have the potential to be used in my "Balloon Show" if
I can work out a way to use it with balloons. I think
that the children would really like the magic effect,
combined with a funny story, and balloons. I need to
work out the details.
2015-11-27, the day after Thanksgiving, this is our
first blog entry.
I saw a good joke that applies to
Thanksgiving. I hope you get a laugh out of it: Have
you heard about the turkey that got into a fight? He
got the stuffing beat out of him!
We were out at the O'Fallon IL Chevys
restaurant for a $10 off of
$20 offer. After we ordered , I made the the waitress
this balloon creation. She really liked the balloon.
She said she was going to give it to her 4 year old
daughter after work. She also said that that her
daughter would love it. When we are out, I usually
carry some balloons with me. I like to give them to
the wait staff to try to bring a little joy to their
Well that is about it for today. Come back soon to
see more posts.