Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kid's Night at Chick-Fil-A

Chick-Fil-A  called and asked if I would do a Kid's Night on November 15th ... Of course I said YES.

 Happy Thanksgiving !   
Now brushing up on my Christmas Balloons.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Cold November

I had to scrape frost off the windshield of my Jeep this morning ... AARRRRRRRRGH !  I am NOT ready for cold weather.  OK ... enough ranting.  I am back on track with my exercise program and my blog posting.

Last Thursday was our Michiana Balloon Twisters November's meeting and we had a GREAT time.  These are some of the designs we worked on.  I should put some kind of size reference in the photos, as the Parrot is about 20" tall and the Hippo is only about 9".  I really like the detail in the Hulks torso.

Next project is a new backpack design I learned on-line.  I made a Helicopter backpack and didn't get a photo of it before Batman took it back to his dorm.  In that series of designs is a fantastic Jet Pack ... can't wait to get a birthday party and have all them flying around the place !

Will post photos soon !
Have a GREAT month !
Twister Mike

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Been Busy

Here it is August already.  I have designed a way to help end my lines at balloon twisting events.  I went to fedex kinko's and had them printed and padded.  Now when I'm ready to end my line I hand out the 100 bucks and my announcement becomes I am ending my line and balloons are now 100 bucks !  I ask for their 100 bucks, mark it on the back and give it back to them.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Race For The Cure 2012

I had a great time twisting for the 2012 Race For The Cure on April 28th at the Coveleski Stadium.  It was kind of cold and wet as it rained for a bit, but spirits were high and I made some FUN balloons.  It was so cold I had to twisting in HYPER SPEED to keep warm.  Well ... that's what it looks like from these photos !

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April Fool's

That's what happened to my March post ... some April Fool took it.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it !  
My Alma mater ... Southwester Michigan College has a Campus Bash that they invite me to twist for.  This is the second year and I really have a GREAT time.  College kids come up with some interesting requests.  Here are two of them ... a Jellyfish and a Pegasus.

Friday, March 2, 2012

February's Gone

As all good intentions go ... unless you keep track of those goals ... then they slip by. So here I am posting February's post on March 2nd. Sigh !

I worked a gig in Elkhart for a company health fair on February 4th. Besides wanting me to twist for their event they also wanted some decor to set around, so they gave me a decorating budget. The theme was Winter Festival and said "Just surprise us" ... got to love that ! This is what I came up with and they really seemed to enjoy them.

We've had such a mild winter and some great sunny days ... but still looking forward to T-shirt weather.

Friday, January 6, 2012

And Now The Year 2012

The first meeting of 2012 ... The Michiana Balloon Twisters monthly meeting was held at the Downtown Mishawaka, IN Library. We had 7 twisters attending and worked on a few different things. A Bubble Belly Crocodile, A KnotHead Bunny and a Mikey Mouse (cousin of the famous mouse).
We meet the first Thursday of every month and welcome anyone interested in Balloon Art to join us. Sent me an email for more details if you are in the area and are interested in joining us.

Looking forward to a Great year and wish you all a Happy New Year !