Tag Archive: underwater

Feb 04

A-Z of Endangered Species – Hairy Nosed Otter


This week I am taking a look at Otters, in particular one of the least known animals on the planet, the Hairy Nosed Otter. This little chap was thought to be extinct up until 1998, since then a few small populations have been discovered in Southeast Asia. Because there are so few of the animals …

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Jan 28

A-Z of Endangered Species – Narwhal


This week I am taking a look at my first marine mammal, The Narwhal is one of those creatures most people have heard of but dont know much about, they seem to be such mythical creatures, like a cross between a whale and a unicorn. The tusk is actually one of the whales teeth and …

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Dec 10

A-Z of Endangered Species – Galápagos penguin


This week is week number 7 and I am featuring my first bird of the series, It is a penguin, everyone loves penguins and this Galápagos penguin is the only species of penguin living north of the equator. As the name suggests these penguins live on the Galápagos Islands in the Eastern Pacific ocean around 600 miles …

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Nov 11

A-Z of Endangered Species – Coral


This week I am at the letter C and I decided early on in my A-Z of endangered species that C was going to be one of the most beautiful things on the planet, Coral. Coral reefs can be found all around the world, the most famous being the great barrier reef off the eastern …

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Oct 28

A-Z of Endangered Species – Axolotl


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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Jul 26

Twisted Cinema – Finding Nemo

Hello everyone, time for another Twisted Cinema, its been yet another busy week this week so its another fairly simple sculpture, no prizes for guessing the film I have recreated, yes its ‘Revenge of the Mecha-zombie part 3’ . . . . oh no, thats not right, that’s next week, of course, its Finding Nemo …

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May 17

Twisted Cinema – Jaws

Hello everyone, It is week number 26, does that mean I am halfway through my original planned 1 year of Twisted cinema balloons? I originally wanted to do at least a year of them but may end up carrying on so who knows. This week I have gone back 40 years to 1975 and one …

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Jun 05

Seahorse Table Centre

Here is another of the table centre pieces I made the the Portsmouth Magic Circle Annual Dinner,  This one features a seahorse, a little ray and a starfish at the bottom. I used about 20 balloons to make this sculpture and it stood around a metre tall. After the dinner this seahorse ended up in …

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May 15

Turtle Centre Piece

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Here is another table centre piece I made for The Portsmouth Magic Circle Annual Dinner, today it is the turtle themed one. It features a mummy turtle and the baby with seaweed and bubbles galore. The big turtle is made using a design by David Crofts who I saw lecture in March, I made a …

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May 13

Nemo and Marlin Table Centrepiece

Nemo and Marlin

I recently made the table decorations for the Portsmouth Magic Circle Annual Dinner, I am currently sharing some of the table centres I made for the event, here is my clown fish themed  table centre with Nemo and Marlin (and Pearl the starfish). I have to thanks Mr Boma for the Nemo and Marlin design, …

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