Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Florida Super Jam pics and chatter

Did you know I am also a balloon artist? I mean in addition to being a mommy, teaching a Sunday School class and occasionally making cards. 
Well I am. Last week I went to a HUGE Balloon Jam. (think convention) I learned tons of new twists and figures, some awesome tricks with balloons, one magic trick and lots of business info. I also met some of the coolest people ON THE EARTH. 
Here are some pics! 
Ken Stillman Super Hero. Ken is a super balloon celebrity by the way.

Me and Bauldy the Clown of youtube fame. I actually totally geeked out of meeting him. 

Jerry Crab. He's a clown and balloon artist. He taught me my favorite trick "tearing a balloon". 

Dale Campbell teaching his famous baby seal figure. 

I can't remember who made this Tardis, but it is awesome sauce.

Sanders' Nyan cat. He made this huge thing in response to my "what kind of fast cat do you make?"

Mermaid from Mattson's webinar. With some tweeks to fit balloons I happen to have this mermaid is the one I'm gonna be doing from now on. LOVE HER.

Other balloon chatter:
*I know what I charge now.
*Balloon Artists know how to party.
*Bauldy the Clown rode in my car!
*bee bodies are more useful than I thought
*everyone is really nice
*stuffed toadstools are HARD
*I need better hand moisturizer
*spider eyes - not just for spiders
*spider eyes, should come in white
*you can never have enough white rounds
*I need more magic tricks

Well that's about all. I mean, it's not all, but it's all I can remember right now. Latex hugs, Erin

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Delightful December

December flew by. We went to a bunch of parties, including one where I made this peppermint cake:
 We did a ton of activities in the community activities, light shows, Nativities... I made balloon animals at the Catty Shack Ranch, which is a exotic animal rescue place here in town. We saw a tree lighting downtown that had this adorable sleigh Calvin sat on:
 And you could tour the Mayor's Office and sit in his chair:

 Even though we always swear we are scaling back on Christmas this always happens:
Sooooo many presents! Even more appeared before it was over. But most of it was books so that's fun. I got he boys TONS of books at he Friends of the Library used book sale. They loved them.

As busy as December was, we expect January to be even more so. Just wait for that update, I'll try to take a bunch of photos.