Thursday, May 31, 2018

Grand opening of Verizon store

Here are two pictures of an arch we built in Cranston, RI
My pump had failed just before starting this project.
All 280 balloons were blown up by hand pump. My shoulders were aching at the end! 
This is a second attempt to connect to Blueberry the dancing bear.
Daryl (who shall remain nameless) would prefer that I just say Check out the above
Good morning to one and all: I will be at CT College this Saturday doing balloons for the children of the Alumni. This may be my second posting of this. Still fighting with technology.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Dancing Bear with our Librarian

x Here is my giant balloon bear dancing with Ulla, the head librarian at Cross Mills Public Library in Charlestown RI.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Wearable Bear

Started building this bear on Sunday. Finished on Monday.
This figure is theoretically large enough for me to wear.
That experiment will be done on Tuesday (tomorrow).

The bear is approximately 8 feet tall.
It is a lot of work and a lot of fun.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Had a couple of very enjoyable events on Saturday.
One was in New Bedford and it had all sorts of attendees
I got to work with Michael Lynne. I didn't even know Michael was back in the area.

The second event was a birthday party.
I started the balloon session with the children all participating in a rendition of
"There was an Old Lady  who swallowed a Fly."
I had built a set of balloon hats ahead of time so each child got a hat with their animal on it.
We had a good time with a great deal of silliness.
The adults were laughing even more than the children. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Good morning to one and all:

I have gotten tied up in details for the past few days.
One thing that pulled me into a time sink was some new software that would allow us to design decor. It is a very cool product and going in the right direction. It is also in early stages of development and there are lots of detail questions about how it does things. Unfortunately, software has a learning curve.

Another area that got me in some detail that will pay off big time was looking at a system called ClikClik. Historically, I would go up an ladder to connect lines from the ceiling to a large balloons and/or banners. This system shown below will allow us to do installs and take down faster than ever before and without moving ladders around.  Ain't technology grand!