13 Apr Michelle creates village full of smiles with Easter Bunny Balloon creation
Nothing brings smiles to people’s faces like balloons do, and the professional balloon decorating and entertainment industry wants to help people find their smiles and joy during this challenging and frightening time we have entered.
On Saturday & Sunday, April 11th & 12th, more than 1000 balloon artists from around the world participated in “One Million Bubbles of Hope”. The intent was for the professional balloon industry to share their talents and skills that day to help bring happiness to as many lives as they can and remind the world that there is hope and kindness still out there as they face the new realities of COVID-19.
“With all the fear and uncertainty going on in the world right now, I felt like we had to do something,” said Steven Jones, project leader of Balloon Designers in Seattle, Washington. “Balloons make people happy in ways nothing else does, so if working balloon professionals cannot make people smile right now, who really can?”
Local balloon stylist, Michelle Shipman, based in Wybunbury, Cheshire, set an Easter Bunny up outside the Red Lion with his basket of eggs on the table and having a refreshing pint. Michelle told us that before she’d even finished setting the display up that she had been asked for photographs.
Images have had massive circulation on social media as the village residents walk by on their daily exercise. As a non essential business Michelle has stopped all business activity but is working on practice pieces, some of which appear in the village to deliver smiles.
1126 balloon designers registered to take part in the One Million Balloons project from 67 different countries.
Michelle is an advocate of Stoke Friday and still offers quotes for corporate events and celebrations that you are looking forward to once the lockdown has passed. Get in touch with Michelle on 07715 601 504 or visit her website to see more of her amazing balloon creations.