NADWCon pictures

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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:39 pm

Wellcome to the forum, Papaballoon, I had to cancel going at the last minute or I would have taken a good few photos. :)
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:44 pm

Welcome to the site, Papaballoon! :D

I was very impressed with the sculptures, even if I'd not have been able to go near them if I'd been there. I don't know anyone else who has is balloon phobic. I'm just weird I guess. :lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:44 pm

Hey Papa Balloon, I thought the balloons were great! I'm not scared of them or clowns :D
What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!
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Re: Balloons

Postby meerkat » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:38 am

Papaballoon wrote:OK, I will fess up...I was the balloon guy. and to those of you who hate clowns...tht is why I am not one! my daughters are all afraid of clowns. So I simply concentrated on balloon art.
I am very glad you liked them. My work is like my children and grandchildren. If you like them, it makes me happy! If you don't, then you do not have any discernment or taste :D

The best part of the whole weekend was when someone would come up and say, "Can you make.....?" and I had to try to please them. It did not always work...but I usually got close. The only trouble is that in my regular rounds of festivals and such, no one will ask for a Feegle, or The Great God OM holding on to the Eagle and getting his attention! You guys crack me up! And as a confirmed T-Pratchet fan, (I own every book in audio format) I was very pleased to find so many others who share my little mental illness!

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Thanks you guys, you were great!


Papa balloon, WELCOME WELCOME you clever man! Do stay around and treat us, I mean share with us, to some of your work!.
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Postby The Mad Collector » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:01 am

Excellent work Papaballoon and welcome to the forum :)
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Hello!

Postby Papaballoon » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:00 am

Hi guys (this generic "guy" meaning female guys as well) Thanks for your warm welcome. Sorry Tony is globophobic...some people are and I wish they wern't but that is simply the way things are sometimes. Wish I could help...but the world is not prefect.

The Discworld con was my first ever and i could only go because I talked to teh management and they provided me a piece of floor to sleep on (it was fine really) and great hospitality and a place to show off. i an a near terminal "approval junkie" As George Carlin once said of performers (including himself) "the name of htis game is "DIG me!" ok?" I saw twoflower and loved the Luggage and the iconograph. WHAT brllianT WORK! THAt was really amazing! I loved it! I posted some stuff on my facebook pages and on Balloon HQ if you look up artists and find papa Balloon they have a portfolio.

I was very impressedwith the work that went into all the costumes andgear at the NADWcon. It was really amazing, and finally, a place where someone gets my JOKES! My boss went Bursar on me the other day and nobody here KNEW what I meant! auuuugh! Try to explain the difference between a monkey and an Ape and you get blank looks!

finaly a place to rest a bit!

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Re: Hello!

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:17 am

Papaballoon wrote:Sorry Tony is globophobic...some people are and I wish they wern't but that is simply the way things are sometimes. Wish I could help...but the world is not prefect.

There's a name for it? :shock:

Don't worry PapaB - it doesn't mean I can't appreciate your creations. :D
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:45 pm

Welcome, Papaballoon. :D
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Postby LilMaibe » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:54 pm

Hello there.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:06 pm

I keep thinking I already posted in here... :oops: Hi there Papaballoon :D
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Postby mcaramb » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:09 pm

Thanks PapaB!

I was equally impressed by your work, especially Death on a Motorcycle! Everytime I passed that thing I noticed another detail. Especially loved the eyes!

I had so little time there, and was so busy, that I missed alot of stuff, but your balloons were ubiquitous! Really unique stuff!

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Postby mcaramb » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:46 pm

Just found a wealth of NADWCON 2011 photos on Picasa...

http://bit.ly/rn9RH3
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:01 pm

mcaramb wrote:Just found a wealth of NADWCON 2011 photos on Picasa...

http://bit.ly/rn9RH3
Good find! :D
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Postby deldaisy » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:26 pm

Welcome to the Forum Papaballoon!

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I wasn't at the con... but saw the pics of the balloons. Niiiice death on the bike!

My oldest daughter started making balloon animals at about age 7 or 8. She is now 24. We have had some great Christmas' and birthday parties with her teaching us how to do it around the table (kids and adults).

So far I have mastered "The long snake", "The flower that has had its head fall off and is just a stem", "The sword (without a hilt)", "The Big Sausage" and Tony's favourite.... "The Balloon That Goes Bang!"

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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:28 pm

[gets in valium supply for Tony]
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
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