ROUSEings — Stories & Musings

WAVES OF RAPTURE MadeWithBalloons™

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. WAVES OF RAPTURE #MadeWithBalloons™ ..   RAPTURE Rapture suggests a feeling of ecstatic joy or delight. When we see someone apparently delighted and totally wrapped up in concentrated focus, we say that he or she is giving their “rapt attention”.  Hopefully, you are among the many who have enjoyed such feelings and focus when engaged with balloons. AMAZED Maybe, as a child, you were amazed at this fat kite that flew without wind and bounced upon a string when you pulled.  Maybe you were fascinated by the way the world changed colors when you held that transparent orb close to  your face.  Maybe  you watched with fascination as the cat...

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ON A GOOD DAY MadeWithBalloons™

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[caption id="attachment_3137" align="aligncenter" width="873"] Visit the original post at https://betterthansurviving.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/art-balloons-cool-design-fashion-fly-favim-com-54904.jpg[/caption] This image calls to mind the feeling I get on a good day working with balloons and with customers delighted by what we create with those balloons.  The spirits of my customers SOAR and so do mine! On these good days, I recall with pleasure many of the reasons I chose to join with so many of you and to work for 30 plus years with balloons. We take a little latex, air and imagination and transform them --- into colours that rival the rainbow, --- into air borne whimsy equalled only by butterflies and fairies,...

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SOMEONE SAYS, "BOYCOTT BALLOONS!" -- YOU SAY,"____________________"

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[caption id="attachment_3125" align="aligncenter" width="470"] Is this balloon more likely to be (1) chosen as dinner, (2) used to pad a bird nest, (3) rejected as useless?[/caption]   SOMEONE SAYS, "BOYCOTT BALLOONS!" YOU SAY "____________"  It is becoming less unusual for well meaning citizens to challenge the value of balloons compared to the potential harm to wildlife. There are many reasonable approaches to a response. Here is one more for your consideration. I hope you find it helpful. ____________________________________________________ "Thank you." I commend the enthusiasm, energy and good intentions that you exhibit. They are qualities worthy of encouragement. I do encourage them,...

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RED, WHITE & BLUE PUZZLE MadeWithBalloons™

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  . It was a very hot summer some 20 to 25 years ago  when hundreds of balloon artists, entertainers and decorators, gathered in Athens, Georgia, USA. It was a time when "the South" (of the USA) was known for "Southern Hospitality" rather than for controversy over the Confederate Flag the way it is today.  Bobby and Maxine Burton of Flowers, Inc Balloons (now Burton & Burton) were rising stars of the balloon industry. They were especially well know for their Southern Hospitality and their great "Open House" events each summer." This particular summer, that hospitality included an outdoor event under...

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JOAN RIVERS MadeWithBalloons™

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    Portrait Of JOAN RIVERS MadeWithBalloons™ . This design for a balloon portrait of Joan Rivers is my tribute to an amazing woman. .  She was often controversial, but always entertaining. . I have enjoyed many of her performances over the years and will miss her as will so many, many others.  ____________________________________________________  YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: .  A DAY TO REMEMBER MadeWithBalloons™ . . . . .FACE OF LINCOLN MadeWithBalloons™ . . . . PORTRAIT OF KATE MadeWithBalloons™    . ____________________________________________________ THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR, Ballooniverse Mall™, Your “Balloon Frame Super Center™” with balloon frames in more sizes, shapes and...

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