Color the Sky

Last night I stumbled on this memorable photo, and it got me thinking about the use of balloons in art and film. Maybe it’s just because it’s a gray day out here, but I think balloons are universally enchanting for kids and grownups alike…colorful, playful and just a bit mysterious, as they could float off into the sky at any moment.

I immediately thought of Le Ballon Rouge, the iconic French film about a red balloon that follows a lonely young boy. I bet many of us watched it in French class, it’s a definite classic.

I’m also intrigued by these charming prints of another French gentlemen surrounded by various types of balloons and bright colors. So fun!

Of course, this wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Pixar’s Up, which I just saw for the first time! Up is capable of making you feel like you could soar anywhere you want to go.

I LOVE Vimeo for finding well-curated videos from the creative community. The videos are all incredibly high-quality and crystal clear. I like the abstract, minimal feel of this one (click to be taken to the video screen).http://player.vimeo.com/video/7590824

Balloons from Wave Media Productions on Vimeo.

I hope your imagination takes you up in the sky today! :)

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