Monday, December 01, 2008

Illustration Friday - Balloons

"Balloons" ATC collage

Balloons are fun. My daughter tells me about Zamara, her two year old who sat on a balloon. It popped. Startled, she stood up. "Loud noise!" she declared. Then she looked down. "Balloon goooone!" She quickly decided what to do about the problem. "I find," she promised, and trotted off to see to the matter.

"Ballooning" ATC markers

Ballooning is fun too. My sister and my brother-in-law took me ballooning about a year ago in Napa. Except for the intermittent roar of the hot air, ballooning is far more peaceful than I imagined. There is no sense of motion. I thought I'd feel myself swaying, but I didn't. The basket felt as solid and motionless as the earth itself, even though I could see that our position was changing in relation to the ground below us. If you've never gone ballooning, you should consider saving your pennies and taking a balloon trip sometime.