ROUSEings — RIBS

ABSTRACT TOTEM MadeWithBalloons™

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    ABSTRACT TOTEM MadeWithBalloons™  . I am not sure what tribe or clan this design might represent. It just "grabs" me as some sort of abstract representation of a people from the past. Yet, it leaves me wondering if, perhaps, they were more advanced than we.  The original balloon sculpture was a column by Jose Antonio Peztaña for "evento QUALATEX PUEBLA" as shown to the right. I imagined it, however, standing out more vividly from it's background. I could see it with a brighter light and more contrast between the slick and shiny balloons compared to a textured wall behind. The base was necessary ...

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SO CUTE & MadeWithBalloons™

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  Ufimochki Oranzhevoe Nastroenie.   JUST SO CUTE  --  And, I love the well coordinated and well executed assortment of techniques used by Ufimochki Oranzhevoe Nastroenie to build this adorable young lady. The cone dress appears simple, but it is constructed with such precision that you know it required skill and not luck to get these very neat results. I like the dashed line of pink near the bottom and the yellow bow on top. The head is nicely sculptured from inside.  And, the little ball of a nose is cute and is cleanly attached The hair is in scale with...

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CELEBRATIONS & NEW BEGINNINGS MadeWithBalloons™

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[caption id="attachment_2097" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Our Best Wishes for you and yours in this season.[/caption] CELEBRATIONS & NEW BEGINNINGS MadeWithBalloons™ ---  ROUSEings --- By Graham Rouse   Mary Queen and I extend our warmest greetings to you and yours in this season of celebrations and new beginnings. We celebrate new births, new hopes, new resolutions, new opportunities and new commitments to make the world a better place for us all. It is an exciting time to be a part of the Balloon Industry and a part of the larger Balloon Arts Movement.  Balloon Arts are media that have touched and influenced...

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"RIBS" FOR SCULPTURE MadeWithBalloons™ --- How It Began

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] RIBS OF GOLD — Each of these eight sculptured balloon forms contains a custom formed, internal “RIB”. Together they suggest ribs for some swirling form that remains incomplete. Read more about this mystery and about how you can create your own sculpture MadeWithBalloons™ and “RIBS” at http://rouseings.madewithballoons.com/?p=1066 .[/caption]  "RIBS" FOR SCULPTURE MadeWithBalloons™ How It Began -------------------- ROUSEings™ -------------------- by Graham Rouse . The Very Beginning "RIBS" for balloon sculpture began with "Fantasy Flowers".  Balloon Fantasy Flowers are among the most popular variations of this inside-out approach. This approach can be traced back to at least the spring...

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"CHEERFUL CHERRY CHUM" MadeWithBalloons™

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[caption id="attachment_1248" align="aligncenter" width="470"] "Cheerful Cherry Chum" MadeWithBalloons™ from the "Rainbow Collection" of Graham Rouse[/caption] " CHEERFUL CHERRY CHUM " MadeWithBalloons™ -------------------- ROUSEings™ -------------------- by Graham Rouse . "Cheerful Cherry Chums" comprise one of the characters MadeWithBalloons™ in my "Rainbow Collection" begun in the mid 1980s. They all have small greeting cards with short stories about them. The cards also include "Care And Feeding Instructions".  I plan to share them with you over time here in "ROUSEings". THE STORY Cheerful Cherry Chums begin as Magic seeds dropped from the Cherry Loon Balloon Trees that grow near the Sweetwater Marsh at...

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