Knoxville Balloon Artist Wins International Award

Attending the World Balloon Convention (WBC) is exciting, but competing and then winning is exhilarating!   I am very proud of Rachel on her recent Medium Sculpture 2nd place award!   Not only was this her first sculpture competition, but by winning, she was the ONLY American balloon artist to win an award out of […]

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Cargo Van becomes a Balloon Art Van

If you subscribe to our newsletter, you may have seen this photo last week and a note about a special announcement: We all know that a photo is worth a thousand words, so instead of a thousand words, here’s a photo below (then read on for the announcement) Here it’s a plain white cargo van.  […]

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Santa Greeted with Balloon Workshop, Knoxville

Above the Rest Welcome for Santa! Santa made his annual arrival at West Town Mall to the delight of about 300 youngsters. His grand entrance was brightened with Santa’s Workshop arch and spire and a busy elf wrapping up new toys.  We LOVE creating the decor for this annual event because we get to design […]

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Double Decker Balloon Cheeseburger Sculpture Wins Top Award

It all happened in sunny California at the 2011 West Coast Balloon Convention Large Sculpture Competition.  A giant 7′ tall double decker cheeseburger was created by a top-notch All American team of professional balloon artists!  The burger designer, Steven Jones, of Balloon Designers in Seattle, Washington, gathered Rachel and I along with 7 other amazing […]

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Balloons Help Frontier Airlines Take Flight

Today, June 7, 2011, was an exciting day in Knoxville!  Frontier Airlines began flying from here to Denver offering a “low-cost” fare for the flight.  This is a big boost for our area in numerous ways. For me, it was great for two reasons–First, my daughter lives in Denver. So now I can fly  to Denver without […]

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Monkeying Around with Balloons

It’s so much fun when a client gives me an invitation to their special event so we can design decor to match. That’s especially true with baby shower invitations. The most recent one we got had the cutest drawings of baby monkeys I’ve seen. Using the invitation as my inspiration, I designed balloon monkeys to […]

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Dogwood Balloon Blossoms–Come on Spring!

Today, Rachel and I worked non-stop to create an exciting trade show booth display for our client, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Federal Credit Union (ORNL FCU). They are one of the major sponsors for this year’s Dogwood Art’s Festival Home & Garden Show. It was an honor to create the decor for them again this […]

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How Many Balloons Does it Take to Make a Gingerbread House?

We love decorating West Town Mall’s entrance for the annual arrival of Santa! Every year, we get the opportunity to use our creative juices to design completely new decor that will delight the several hundred children who come to see Santa arrive, and this event always comes on the heels of when we come from […]

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A BIG Fishy Balloon Tail

This past weekend we “hooked a big one,” and we loved every minute of reeling him in! I’m not exaggerating when I say the big one–for the fish we hooked was actually almost 13′ long–quite a size for a rainbow trout! Thompson Trout (named by my crew) was the result of several months of working […]

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