Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Penguin Surprise Ball

This Penguin Surprise Ball is the 5th in my Winged Creatures Deluxe Edition Collection. The deluxe surprise balls are made with extra attention given to detail and construction making each one a work of art. Each one is suitable for decorative display. 

This Deluxe Edition Penguin Surprise Ball measures about 5" tall. He is made using crepe paper with acrylic painted accents. He stands atop a piece of "ice" made of tissue paper and iridescent glitter.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hot Air Balloon Ride and new HAB

I finally flew in a hot air balloon! 

It was at the Warren County Farmers Fair in New Jersey; about 1 hour and 15 minutes away from NYC.  The tethered balloon ride was $10 per person for a couple of minutes....just long enough to enjoy the experience before you start flipping out because you suddenly realize you're scared of being in a hot air balloon.  

For those of you who have never ridden in a HAB before, standing in the basket was surprisingly very stable but the spurts of fire that are released right above your head are loud and hot.  We had to wait 2 hours from the scheduled flight time to wait for the winds to die down.  I thought it was a pretty calm day but it appears there has to be practically NO wind at all.  Even though the balloon was tethered to the ground, it was a great experience and besides, I'm not sure I'm brave enough to go for a real ride.  
The tethered rides were run by a friendly family owned company called Skylands Ballooning.

And new to my Etsy Shop is the Millennium Vintage Hot Air Balloon.  (Similar to the Millennial Hot Air Balloon I made in June).