Hot Air Balloon Voyage

Hot Air Balloon Voyage © First Night Design

Before I introduce you to my latest artwork, I’d like to give a warm welcome to all my new followers and likers and to say how much it gladdens a girl’s heart!  I  greatly appreciate your support even if I’m unable to visit your own blogs and sites or reply to comments in the near future.

I have always wanted to make something featuring a hot air balloon and now I’ve done it!  Hot Air Balloon Voyage was created with a texture from Lenabem-Anna, a photograph from The Library of Congress, and a map from The Graphics Fairy. A few tweaks are needed here and there before it’s ready to sell; however, I’m very happy with how it has turned out and I do hope you like it.

When I was much younger, and stronger, I was invited  to take a trip in a balloon over the county of Berkshire.  It would have been spectacular.  Alas, when the time came, it was too windy and  the friend of a friend who owned the balloon quite rightly cancelled.  We never managed to meet up again at a convenient time and place and the owner later sold his beautiful flying machine.

I  would like to dedicate this artwork and this blog post to all the people who lost their lives or were badly injured in the recent hot air balloon tragedy over Luxor in Egypt, and to all the families involved.  May time bring some form of acceptance and tranquility. My heart goes out to all of you.

Take care and keep laughing!