#atozchallenge: B is for Balloons (now with added zombies)…

02 Apr


Day two of the A – Z challenge and I’m going to cheat already, because as many of my regular readers are aware, I often don’t even get my Stream of consciousness Saturday posts in on time, (today being another prime example) due to the fact that I sometimes have to work in the morning and then there is Audrey to keep entertained in the afternoons, dinner to cook, shopping to do, etc etc etc.

So Sunday is usually the only day I get to sit still long enough to write anything that requires even the minimum of peace and quiet, but this challenge means that I need to crowbar in a quick post before I try to write at least some of SoCS, while Audrey is out playing.

Although Audrey herself actually deserves some credit, as she was the one playing with balloons when I came home from work, which gave me the idea of showcasing a bit of local artistic talent.

As I mentioned in my photo-blog the other day, we were up on Exmoor last weekend, primarily to pick up a friend who was working there as a children’s entertainer.
Our friend Tracy has recently set up a business as a face painter and balloon sculptor and she is incredibly talented, producing endless original designs, to transform kids of all ages into everything from zombies and vampires to fairies and  animals.

But today is all about balloons, so here are some of her creations for your entertainment, including a rainbow lion, a minion, Spiderman and an Easter bunny hat, along with a couple of my favourite face paint designs.










If you are on Facebook and would like to see more of Tracy’s work (or even book her for an event) CHECK OUT HER PAGE HERE.

Update: By special request from Judy Martin, here are a couple of Tracy’s zombies.
You’re welcome.




{All photos – Tracy Osborne Β©}


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27 responses to “#atozchallenge: B is for Balloons (now with added zombies)…

  1. lindamartinandersen

    April 2, 2016 at 19:06

    Got skills!!!

  2. Judy Martin

    April 2, 2016 at 21:21

    Wow, how clever. I especially envy her face painting skills! πŸ™‚

    • dalecooper57

      April 2, 2016 at 21:24

      Yeah, the fish/mouth one is superb isn’t it? She did the makeup for one of those massed “Thriller” charity dance routines and it looked amazing.

      • Judy Martin

        April 2, 2016 at 21:32

        Wow, I would have loved to have seen that! πŸ˜‰

      • dalecooper57

        April 2, 2016 at 21:34

        I’ll see if she’s got a photo and I’ll add it to the post

      • Judy Martin

        April 2, 2016 at 21:34

        That’ll be great, thanks πŸ™‚

      • dalecooper57

        April 2, 2016 at 21:37

        If not I’m certain I can find more zombies at least

      • Judy Martin

        April 3, 2016 at 06:13

        That would be great πŸ™‚

      • dalecooper57

        April 2, 2016 at 22:23

        Two extra zombies added for your viewing pleasure madam.

      • Judy Martin

        April 3, 2016 at 06:18

        Thank you. They are absolutely BRILLIANT!! πŸ™‚

  3. brookziegirl1

    April 2, 2016 at 22:08

    That is some talent! I’m glad you were inspired to share this with us. I want to play with the balloons too!

  4. Bee Halton

    April 2, 2016 at 22:46

    IIIII WANT THAT Minion…. Sorry for shouting. I’m just a little bit of a minion fan πŸ™‚

    • dalecooper57

      April 2, 2016 at 22:48

      Tracy will be pleased, she’s getting a lot of good feedback. She’ll have to start doing mail order, hahaha

      • Bee Halton

        April 2, 2016 at 22:50

        πŸ™‚ Not sure that works well with balloons πŸ™‚

      • dalecooper57

        April 2, 2016 at 23:00

        Apparently she has already looked into it, stay tuned…

      • dalecooper57

        April 2, 2016 at 23:16

        I have good news for you.
        Tracy would like to engage your services as a consumer test subject, so to speak, by mailing you a Minion. If you e-mail me your address:
        Tracy will make you a Minion and mail it to you.

        How’s that for service?

      • Bee Halton

        April 3, 2016 at 04:58

        Oh cool. I’m on my way to work but contact you thus afternoon. Wow, thanks so much !

  5. ghostmmnc

    April 3, 2016 at 00:15

    The balloon figures are amazing! Thanks for showcasing some of her work! πŸ™‚

    • dalecooper57

      April 3, 2016 at 01:36

      I’m glad to give her the exposure, she’s very talented.

  6. lynneinpborough

    April 3, 2016 at 08:42

    It’s great to share the fab work of your friend. I used to keep buying the balloons but struggled to make anything. She’s got amazing skill.

    • dalecooper57

      April 3, 2016 at 11:22

      She’s a natural artist, that’s for sure.

  7. miladyronel

    April 4, 2016 at 04:42

    Great pics. Love the zombies. Good luck with the rest of the challenge.

  8. Deb

    April 5, 2016 at 13:49

    Some amazing artwork! Mad skills indeed.

  9. Teagan Geneviene

    April 28, 2016 at 11:04

    Loved the Minion balloon. πŸ˜€


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