Sunday, May 27, 2012

Wishing Well - Alice in Wonderland

 I was called to do an Alice In Wonderland theme for a 21st.  They wanted something special to fill an empty corner of the garden - the outdoor spa on order had not arrived yet.... so what to do with THAT spot.
 It was outdoors, so it needed to be robust.  I created this wishing well in short order. It was a huge hit and everyone wanted to have their photo taken with it.  It lasted the night and well into the next week before they called me to come and collect it. 
OK, so some people's idea of Alice in Wonderland is a bit twisted. Red Riding Hood and The Joker made a wish....but they won't tell me what they wished for..... It seems like a good time was had by all!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bigger Logo's are Better

We were asked to replicate a logo that was constantly moving on the screen.  I.T client of course. The logo was all bubbles and they were moving in, out and around.  How to replicate this with a static display of balloons was the question.  The client agreed to take a "snapshot" of the logo and we could replicate the picture.  And by the way, it has to be BIG! so that they can place it at the entry to their function and the guests can walk underneath it. 

I told the client that they would need to construct the frame.  Once I approved the specs, the client made a 5mtr tall full metal frame.  It had to be metal with plenty of weight as it was being placed outside.  As you can see Wendy and Hannah are NOT 5mtrs tall, so we lay the frame down during construction.  It was a 3-D design so both sides had to be covered.  We used the new wall technique using 8" duplets to achieve the uniform base coverage.

Then we added the 3', 24" and 16" highlights to make it look like the logo image that appeared on the screen.   Hold on tight ladies, don't let it go.....!

The client was extremely pleased with the final result, and the huge impact that it created. 
       .......just quietly, so were we!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

And I'm back!!

 "We apologise for this break in transmission.  We will return you to normal programming very soon."
Sorry about the lack of posts recently.  WBC was the last time I posted.  After that I was only home for 10 days before flying out to Adelaide for ABC2012 - the Australian Balloon Convention - where we attempted the world record balloon drop.  That is a seperate post.

Then I flew my family down to meet me in Adelaide and we spent the next 8 days on a road trip from Adelaide to Alice Springs - with a few necessary detours on the way.
Anyway, regular blog posting will resume in 24 hours, so stay tuned!!