Tag Archive: reptile

Nov 18

A-Z of Endangered Species – Desert Tortoise

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It is week 4 and that means the letter D for my A-Z of Endangered Species and this week I am featuring my first reptile of the series, it is a Desert Tortoise. This tortoise lives in the southwestern states of the United States and in northern areas of Mexico, it prefers the softer desert …

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Oct 28

A-Z of Endangered Species – Axolotl

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You may well recognise this little amphibian as they can been seen in zoos, aquariums, laboratories and as pets all around the world, in the wild however they can only be found in the lakes and canals of a small area in central Mexico. If you are wondering how to pronounce the name then try this – “Ax-oh-lot-ul.”. …

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Jun 07

Twisted Cinema – Jurassic Park

Hello Everyone Its week 29 and I have been waiting for this week to come along since I first came up with the idea of this series of balloon photos. It is my interpretation of a scene from the 1993 blockbuster movie Jurassic Park. I have waited to do this until this week because of the …

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Jan 02

My Daily Balloon – The Video

Well I have had a WHOLE day without touching a single balloon, what I HAVE done instead is to spend some of the day putting this video together. it features a selection of the 365 balloons I made over the last year. Enjoy

Dec 31

31st December – Toothless the Dragon

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Well, here it is, the last day of 2013 and my 365th balloon sculpture, Its Toothless the Dragon from the books and films of ‘How to Train your Dragon’. I have wanted to do this chap for a while and thought he would like to be made on the final day of my year. If …

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Nov 08

8th November – TMNT Hairband

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I have to thanks Mista Twister (AKA Andy) for this one, He made it recently at a balloon event and I loved the design, It is made from 3 balloons, Andy originally used a 5″ round balloon for the top of the head but I went looking through my balloons and I found I am …

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Nov 01

1st November – Tortoise

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This cute little chap is a design by Brian Asman, I saw Brian at a balloon event last week and he showed how to make a lot of really cool designs, this Tortoise was one of my favourites. This tortoise is made from 5 balloons, I used 2 for the shell, 1 for the legs …

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Oct 26

26th October – Snake in a Basket

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Here is a balloon sculpture I learnt from Brian Asman on Thursday, I really like the look of this snake and the basket really finishes it off nicely.  This Snake is made from 2 balloons and a piece of scrap for the tongue, the basket is an extra 3 balloons. Thanks to Brian for sharing …

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Sep 22

22nd September – Little Tortoise

I love this cute little tortoise, its one of those sculptures that gets an ahhhh from anyone watching you make it. This tortoise is made from 3 balloons (actually 2 and a bit of scrap)  the shell is a brown 260, the legs and head are a green 260 and the eyes are a bit …

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Jun 13

13th June – Crocodile

I made a crocodile/alligator a few months ago and thought it must be time to have a go at a different one, this one has balloon teeth and scales on his back. he is made from 2 x 260s for the head, body, legs and tail, then 2 x 160s for the teeth and scales.You …

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