Saturday, June 19, 2010

Facebook Balloon Challenge Complete!!

Hello, all!

I asked my Facebook Fans, a few months ago, for balloons that they want to see me create. From that list I had a poll out on Facebook to determine the winner. The Buzz Lightyear parody balloon won by just one vote. Since we are in the midst of opening weekend for Toy Story 3, I thought it would be a fitting time to create this challenge request.

I sat down with my daughter's Buzz Lightyear from the original movie and began to work. I did not use designs from other artists or any pictures - just her doll. As you can see in the picture below, it doesn't take me just one try to get it right - here are the ones that did not "make the grade" but each one had a role in the creative process.

For those who might think I have a fancy setup, I thought I would include a picture of my favorite work space... THE FLOOR! : ) By the time I am finished working, the floor is usually a crazy mess. Below is a picture of today's outcome.

After some trials and tests, the final results came out well.

My daughter enjoyed posing with the astronaut and wanted to upstage him.

Below she made him fly. : )
Once I finished this larger model of the astronaut, I decided to make Don Caldwell's Little Wrist Friends version. If you see me at a party or restaurant - THIS is the version you may see.

My model was up for ONE more picture...

I hope that you all enjoyed the pictures! Do not forget to enter in June's drawing for $40 in local Red Robin Gift Cards.

Happy Father's Day to the dads out there. We are celebrating by seeing "Toy Story 3!"

I am off to clean up the floor. : )

Happily Twisting Balloons,

Christine Maziarz
aka Miss Balloon Heart
"Balloon Genie"

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Goliath and Decor...

Hello, my friends!

This weekend brought the installation of this Goliath sculpture at St. Paul's UCC in Douglassville for their Sunday School program on June 6, 2010. Goliath took about 10 hours to assemble and was made in pieces throughout the last week. His legs and feet were made last Sunday and they began the process.

In the above picture, my daughter is playing the role of David and has her slingshot ready for Goliath. Below, I am standing with the creation so that you may see the size of this beast. As a reference point, I am five feet, five inches.

I hung some 3' air-filled balloons from the ceiling to fill this large room. They are a great way to fill in high ceiling space. They also create a tremendous sonic boom if they pop! Just ask the sweet volunteers who were preparing for the church's Chicken BBQ dinner! ; )

The picture below allows you to see the large ceiling balloons as well as Goliath and the arch in the distance.

For the entrance arch I used agate balloons (my favorite) in a zig zag pattern with the light blue balloons. There is also a helium topiary at the first table.

Side view of the arch.

On another note, I did not receive any updates from my blog via email this past week so I am guessing that subscribers of my blog did not receive them either. I AM in the process of researching why this happened and am hoping it is simply a hiccup. If you are a subscriber and ARE getting this one but missed some of the recent others, here is what you missed.

I posted pictures from the Boyertown Library decor that I did as well as announced May's Red Robin Gift Card winners and how to be entered for a chance to win a $40 Red Robin Gift Card in June!

Thank you all for reading and for your support. If you have not noticed, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my job!

Happily Twisting Balloons,
Christine Maziarz
aka Miss Balloon Heart
"Balloon Genie"