the elephant

This may shock you, but Elephants are BIG.  That just makes them more fun to sculpt!  Naturally, if I wanted to make a giant animal I needed a giant balloon.  The inspiration for my Elephant came from giant balloons I climb inside during programs.  They can inflate up...

rainbow part 3: the full bow

Regardless of the smaller rainbows, I felt like a special shot was needed for the last page of the book. It needed a full, arching, rainbow!  With that in mind, I grabbed several guys from our church college group and headed toward Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. ...

rainbow part 2: armageddon

One of my favorite rainbow shots has little to do with the rainbow itself. While traveling through Israel, our tour group had the opportunity to stand high on Mt. Carmel, overlooking the valley of Megiddo. You may not recognize that name right off, but this valley is...

rainbow part 1: roy g biv

It might be obvious to you while looking at The Inflated Story of Noah that I made more than one rainbow. To be honest, my failures with the rainbow are a great reminder to me of the grace God has shown humanity. I set out from the beginning of this project to avoid...

beagle on a bicycle

Learn to twist a beagle on a bicycle

basic hat and christian fish

Learn to twist a basic hat and Christian fish

balloon turtle

Learn to twist a balloon turtle

balloon giraffe

learn to twist a balloon giraffe

basic dog

Learn to twist a balloon dog

see you later alligator

Knowing I had nearly made enough animals for this Inflated Story, I set out in fall 2015 to make a final sculpting push. Even though more international trips were unlikely, I wanted to make the final sculptures special. Fortunately, the United States of America is an...

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