name :: Lead Balloon (DesignerCon 2013 Exclusive; edition of 5)

completed :: November 2013

size :: ~5" tall, 12" long

materials :: anti-pill fleece, acrylic felt, hand-painted safety eyes, wire

notes :: Sometimes I make a prototype but don't get back to refining it or making more until much later. Such was the case with the Lead Balloon, who just hung out looking forlorn on a shelf for quite a while. Of course, because I have a penchant for old-fashioned phrases, I had to explain to a few young kids what a "lead balloon" was. Hah.