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"BUTTERFLIES" MadeWithBalloons™ - RENEWAL & TRANSFORMATION

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  "BUTTERFLIES"  MadeWithBalloons™ Renewal  &  Transformation ------------ ROUSEings™ ------------ by Graham Rouse . I like the beauty of butterflies, but what I like best is their reminder of the possibilities for positive transformation and renewal in life. . .I like butterflies, both the living ones and the ones "MadeWithBalloons". I like their beauty, but I think what I like best is the reminder they give me of the possibilities for renewal and for positive transformations in life. . If a fuzzy little worm of a creature can be transformed into those magnificent flying bundles of rainbow color then maybe there is hope...

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"YES, I WILL DRINK FROM THIS CUP" MadeWithBalloons™

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[caption id="attachment_784" align="aligncenter" width="500"] This seven foot tall Communion Chalice is a graphic design MadeWithBalloons™ and Rouse Matrix™ Expand-And-Load™ balloon frames.[/caption]  "YES, I WILL DRINK FROM THIS CUP" MadeWithBalloons™ ------------ ROUSEings™ ------------ by Graham Rouse . A CUP OF FAITH  -  Easter is near and many people around the world will reaffirm their Christian faith by drinking from from a cup and eating from bread that represent the blood and the body of Christ.  That act reminds them of their belief that God was willing to sacrifice the blood and body of his only son for them.  It suggests, in turn, that...

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"ORANGE BLOSSOM JEWELRY" MadeWithBalloons™

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[caption id="attachment_704" align="alignnone" width="500"] This "Orange Blossom MadeWithBalloons™" is a kaleidoscopic rendering I constructed in Photoshop from an earlier rendering I made of a balloon dress by Anna Nikitina.[/caption] "ORANGE  BLOSSOM  JEWELRY" MadeWithBalloons™ ------------ ROUSEings™ ------------ by Graham Rouse . Last year I discovered a picture of an orange balloon dress made by  Anna Nikitina.  I liked the sculptured form and sensuous texture from the weave pattern. I kept having visions of it without the background clutter, so I did a rendering of my own derived from that original snapshot. You can see the result in a picture below. . Recently, I ran across...

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MY THOUGHTS BLOSSOM IN THE SPRING

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[caption id="attachment_507" align="aligncenter" width="500"] "My Thoughts Blossom In The Spring". Balloon hat design is by Addi Somekh. Digital rendering is by Graham Rouse.[/caption] . This title is my response to the flowering balloon hat by Addi Somekh. The flower seems, not just to sit upon a head but appears to grow out of the thoughts one might have if he or she wore such a crown. .. I imagine someone who is tired from a long, cold winter, or maybe just a long, bumpy day. Then with a little latex, air and imagination a flower "MadeWithBalloons™" is planted upon his...

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"LOVE AROUND THE WORLD" MadeWithBalloons™

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"LOVE AROUND THE WORLD" MadeWithBalloons™ ------------- ROUSEings™ ------------ by Graham Rouse   This is my title for a wonderful balloon sculpture by Yuka Yamakita. We all would do well to see more love around the world. And the world would do well to see more of Yuka's balloon art. This sculpture made with balloons serves both purposes. . I imagine that lovers throughout the world feel like they are on top of the world themselves when loving feelings rise and their "significant other" is there with them. Yuka portrays those feelings. . Not only does this couple sit snuggled together on top of...

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