Today was sort of a day off. Janis is busy with horse stuff and Phoebe is at a friend's house for a play date. That allowed me alone time in the shop to do some fun stuff... just for me.
It was the perfect day to finish off the balloon, our first four axis routing job, and hang it in it's permanent home in the library. I dragged my tallest ladder in from outside and drilled the appropriate holes in the vaulted ceiling, then strung the strong aircraft cables. This balloon is definitely heavier than air. I carefully lifted it into position and fastened everything nice and tight, then touched up the small areas that needed it. Then it was time for a photo shoot. I quickly discovered just how tricky it is to shoot good pictures up into my studio lights. The balloon looks great in the library and adds one more cool example of our favorite type of work to the varied display.